Mr. Mock has been President and CEO since January 1, 2014. He joined Teachers'' in 2001 and has more than 25 years of international experience in investments and finance.
Mr. Mock previously was Senior Vice-President, Fixed Income and Alternative Investments, where 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. He was also a board member of The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited, the pension plan's commercial real estate subsidiary, was a member of its Audit Committee and chaired 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. He is member of the Corporate Advisory Board of The Learning Partnership.