The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is appointing Jonathan Hausman as senior managing director of its newly created global investment strategy department.

The new department aims to provide the Ontario Teachers’ with a global competitive advantage by developing strategic responses to emerging themes affecting multiple asset classes and regions, according to a press release, which noted it will work closely with the investment team to support innovation and leverage differentiated strategic relationships.

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Hausman, who joined the Ontario Teachers’ in 2004, has held senior roles in capital markets and, since 2017, has been managing director of global strategic relationships. Prior to joining the pension fund, he was an executive director at Goldman Sachs. In that role, he managed its sovereign risk strategy and advised the governments of China, Italy, South Africa and South Korea about international credit ratings and international financing.

In a press release, Ziad Hindo, chief investment officer at the Ontario Teachers’, said Hausman had already shared his vision for the department’s strategic approach. It’s expected to improve the pension plan’s capacity to identify and tackle global investment themes. “We look forward to Jonathan and his team continuing to identify and help the investments division execute on key themes to drive performance for the long-term benefit of the fund and our members.”

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