Don Raymond to leave CPPIB for Alignvest

Donald Raymond, senior vice-president and chief investment strategist at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has resigned his position effective March 31, 2014. CPPIB announced that he will thereafter assume a leadership role at Toronto-based alternative assets manager Alignvest Management Corp. Raymond joined CPPIB in 2001 and was appointed to his current role in Apr. 2010. CPPIB indicated that a process is currently underway to identify Raymond’s successor.


Senior Vice-President and Chief Investment Strategist Don Raymond Resigns From CPPIB at End of Fiscal Year 2014

Toronto, ON (January 8, 2014): Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) announced today that Donald M. Raymond, Senior Vice-President & Chief Investment Strategist, has resigned from his position at CPPIB effective March 31, 2014 to assume a leadership role with Alignvest Management Corporation.

Mr. Raymond joined CPPIB in 2001 and was appointed to his current role in April 2010.

“I have had the privilege of helping to build an enduring institution in collaboration with many talented colleagues, dedicated to serving multiple generations of Canadians,” said Mr. Raymond. “It has been an honour to help create such a unique platform with wide geographic reach, deep scale and exceptionally long horizon. I share tremendous pride that, in its relatively short existence, CPPIB has earned a stellar reputation within the global institutional investment community and with policymakers all over the world.”

Mark Wiseman, President & Chief Executive Officer, recognized Mr. Raymond’s exceptional contribution to CPPIB. “Don is a true thought leader both in Canada and internationally in the field of asset management. His intellect is well known and he has been an important component in the evolution of CPPIB from start-up to global investment organization. I am grateful to Don for his partnership, and his many contributions to CPPIB and the investment industry, and wish him the very best in his next venture.”

A process is well underway to identify Mr. Raymond’s successor, with a view to ensuring a seamless transition in advance of Mr. Raymond’s departure date. An announcement will be made in due course.

About Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is a professional investment management organization that invests the funds not needed by the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) to pay current benefits on behalf of 18 million Canadian contributors and beneficiaries. In order to build a diversified portfolio of CPP assets, CPPIB invests in public equities, private equities, real estate, infrastructure and fixed income instruments. Headquartered in Toronto, with offices in London and Hong Kong, CPPIB is governed and managed independently of the Canada Pension Plan and at arm’s length from governments. At September 30, 2013, the CPP Fund totalled C$192.8 billion. For more information about CPPIB, please visit
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