IMCO taps CPPIB’s Christian Hensley to lead public equities, credit

Investment Management Corp of Ontario (IMCO) has hired Christian Hensley as senior managing director, public equities and credit, effective April 9, 2019.

Hensley joins IMCO from Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), where he worked for nearly seven years. He most recently served as managing director and head of relationship investments.

Before CPPIB, Hensley was a senior investment professional with U.S. private equity firms Planier Capital and Charterhouse Group.

Launched in 2017, Toronto-based IMCO oversees $62 billion in assets on behalf of Ontario Pension Board and Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.


IMCO Appoints Christian Hensley to Lead Public Equities and Credit Team

New role will oversee a range of active and factor-based strategies to deliver client value

TORONTO, March 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – The Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO) announced today that Christian Hensley has been appointed Senior Managing Director, Public Equities and Credit, effective April 9, 2019.

Mr. Hensley is a former executive with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) where he held various senior roles. Most recently, he was Managing Director and Head of Relationship Investments. Prior to this, he spent 11 years in the private equity and growth capital industry at Charterhouse Group and Planier Capital. Mr. Hensley began his career in the Investment Banking division of Salomon Brothers in New York City.

Mr. Hensley reports to IMCO’s Chief Investment Officer, Jean Michel and will be based in IMCO’s Toronto office.

“Christian brings deep experience across the investing spectrum, including oversight for active mandates and nurturing shareholder value through relationship investing,” said Mr. Michel. “His focus on enabling essential partnerships, creating long-term value in our public equity portfolios, building the credit portfolio and sourcing new opportunities will help to meet our clients’ investing goals.”

Mr. Hensley graduated from the MBA program at Harvard Business School and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania. He currently serves on the board of ORPEA S.A., and previously served on the boards of companies in the Business Services, Healthcare Services, Communications and Education sectors.

About IMCO

The Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO) manages $61.6 billion of assets on behalf of its clients. IMCO’s mandate is to provide broader public-sector institutions with investment management services, including portfolio construction advice, better access to a diverse range of asset classes and sophisticated risk management capabilities. IMCO is an independent organization, operating at arm’s length from government and guided by a highly experienced and professional Board of Directors. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @IMCOinvest.

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