Mr. Mock joined Teachers' in 2001 and has more than 25 years of international experience in investments and finance. Most recently, as Senior Vice-President, Fixed Income and Alternative Investments, he was responsible for $60 billion of Teachers' assets including the policy mix in fixed income, credit investing, hedge fund activities and fixed income investments in emerging markets.
Until his appointment as President and CEO, Mr. Mock was a board member of The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited, the pension plan's commercial real estate subsidiary. He was also a member of Cadillac Fairview's Audit Committee and chair of its Human Resources Committee. Mr. Mock is a former board member of Maple Financial Group and Cordiant Capital.
Early in his career, Mr. Mock, an electrical engineer, held various positions at Ontario Hydro in field work, design, construction and research, including responsibility for nuclear safety and licensing at the Pickering and Bruce nuclear generating stations.
Mr. Mock then joined the investment dealer Burns Fry (now BMO Nesbitt Burns) where he directed sales and trading staff in derivatives products and held the firm's membership seat on the Chicago Board of Trade and other exchanges. He was a board member of the Montreal Exchange in the early 1990s.
As founder and CEO of Phoenix Research and Trading, Mr. Mock was responsible for all aspects of the asset management firm including investment and trading strategies, client relationships, risk and compliance.
Mr. Mock earned a B.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto and an MBA from York University.