The University Pension Plan is appointing Christophe L’Ahelec as head of public markets.

L’Ahelec, who advised the UPP on the implementation of its investment activities in the months leading up to the plan’s launch in July, joined the organization as director of its external manager program. Previously, he was a senior principal at the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. In that role, he was responsible for overseeing an external manager program with assets of more than $25 billion. He also led risk reporting efforts within the Ontario Teachers’ capital markets department.

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Earlier in his career, L’Ahelec served as a quantitative analyst with Mignon Genève in Geneva, Switzerland. In that role, he constructed a new quantitative strategy fund, AlpStar, which managed more than $150 million.

L’Ahelec is also known for his work as an academic writer covering simulation-based methodologies for evaluating hedge fund investing. His articles have been published by the Journal of Asset Management and the Journal of Alternative Assets.

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