Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has promoted Tamara Finch to managing director, portfolio management. Finch, who joined Ontario Teachers’ in 2002, will in the new role head its private capital portfolio management group, which focuses on value creation, talent management, governance, portfolio construction, analytics and sharing of best practices. Finch currently works with several portfolio companies and sits on the boards of Baybridge Seniors Housing Inc and Exal Group. Ontario Teachers’ also promoted Jeff Clark to managing director, business analysis and quality assurance.
Photo (left to right): Jeff Clark and Tamara Finch, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.
Appointment notice – Jeff Clark, Tamara Finch
April 20, 2017
Ron Mock, President and CEO, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Ontario Teachers’), is pleased to announce the following promotions: Jeff Clark, Managing Director, Business Analysis and Quality Assurance, and Tamara Finch, Managing Director, Portfolio Management.
Mr. Clark leads the Business Analyst and Testing Strategy teams at Ontario Teachers’. He joined the organization in 2006 and has since held positions of increasing responsibility. Mr. Clark’s promotion reflects the scope and importance of business analysis and quality assurance in delivering initiatives and solutions to Ontario Teachers’ Investment Division and Corporate support teams.
Mr. Clark has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Industrial Engineering) from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business. He reports to Jennifer Newman, Senior Managing Director, Enterprise Services.
Ms. Finch heads the Private Capital Portfolio Management group, which focuses on value creation, talent management, governance, portfolio construction and analytics, as well as sharing best practices across portfolio companies, deal teams, other asset classes and functional partners at Ontario Teachers’. She joined Ontario Teachers’ in 2002 and has been instrumental in the development and success of Private Capital’s Portfolio Management practice. Ms. Finch works with several companies across the portfolio, and sits on the boards of Baybridge Seniors Housing Inc. and Exal Group.
Ms. Finch holds a BA Honours (Economics) from Queen’s University and an MBA (Finance) from the University of Toronto. She is a CFA charterholder and holds the ICD.D designation. Ms. Finch reports to Jane Rowe, Senior Managing Director, Private Capital.
Ontario Teachers’ is Canada’s largest single-profession pension plan, with $175.6 billion in net assets at December 31, 2016. It holds a diverse global portfolio of assets, 80% of which is managed in-house, and has earned an annualized rate of return of 10.1% since the plan’s founding in 1990. Ontario Teachers’ is an independent organization headquartered in Toronto. Its Asia-Pacific region office is located in Hong Kong and its Europe, Middle East & Africa region office is in London. The defined-benefit plan, which is fully funded, invests and administers the pensions of the province of Ontario’s 318,000 active and retired teachers.
Photo courtesy of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan