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Michael Melvin

The University of California San Diego’s Kroner Center for Financial Research is examining four research areas that can assist institutional investors in determining successful strategies that mitigate risk and generate alpha, said its executive director Michael Melvin, during the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2023 Investment Innovation Conference in November. The think tank’s advisory council, which is comprised […]


The Toronto Transit Commission Pension Plan board is appointing Andy Greene as chief investment officer and James Clarkson as chief financial officer and treasurer. As CIO, Greene will be responsible for overseeing the defined benefit pension plan’s $7.8 billion investment portfolio. He joined the plan as its managing director of investments in 2017. In the role, he […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 4, 2023 July 4, 2023
  • 12:30

The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is appointing Ralph Berg as its chief investment officer, effective April 1, 2023. “[Berg] is a proven investor and a seasoned executive,” said Blake Hutcheson, the pension fund’s president and chief executive officer, in a press release. “The board and I have the deepest confidence that he will continue […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 1, 2023 February 1, 2023
  • 15:00
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Michael Wissell, the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan’s recently appointed chief investment officer, is stewarding the $114.4-billion plan’s growth while preserving its historic drivers of success. This mandate isn’t a simple one. On one hand, the HOOPP boasts a solvency ratio of 120 per cent and uses a liability-driven investment model that helped its 10-year […]

The California Public Employees’ Pension Retirement System is appointing Nicole Musicco as its new chief investment officer, effective March 28. She joins the CalPERS from RedBird Capital Partners, where she led the firm’s Canadian investment business. Previously, she managed the private markets investment program at the Investment Management Corp. of Ontario. She also spent 16 years […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 24, 2022 February 23, 2022
  • 09:00

The Canadian Investment Review is pleased to announce the finalists for the second annual Pension Leadership Awards. This year, the awards welcomed more than 20 applications highlighting the actions of leading figures and organizations within the pension sector. In the preliminary judging phase, three finalists were chosen for each award category. Read: Announcing the winners of […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 7, 2021 March 15, 2022
  • 10:00

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is appointing Michael Wissell as its chief investment officer. Prior to the new role, Wissell was the plan’s senior vice-president of capital markets and total portfolio since 2018. During his tenure, he’s credited with helping to foster a culture of innovation and for spearheading several new investment strategies. Read: HOOPP […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 16, 2021 September 15, 2021
  • 09:00

The University of Toronto Asset Management Corp. is appointing Chuck O’Reilly as its next president and chief investment officer. O’Reilly, the UTAM’s senior portfolio manager and head of public equities, is replacing Daren Smith, who held both roles at the $13-billion pension, assets and endowment fund since 2016. Prior to joining the UTAM in 2011, […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 6, 2021 July 6, 2021
  • 15:00
Learn more about the Chief Investment Officer of the Year Award finalists

The Canadian Investment Review’s Chief Investment Officer of the Year Award will be presented to a CIO that has demonstrated leadership when it comes to pension investing and made improvements to his or her organization’s investment process. This award will take a holistic view of success and consider environmental, social and governance factors when determining […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 18, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 11:38