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Capital Markets

The face of the fund to global public markets.

Stock market and finance economic with city background


managed assets


investment professionals


notional value traded 2020

Our capital markets group invests in public equities, fixed income securities, currency, commodities and derivatives in markets around the world.

Driving efficiency and different sources of return for the fund

In complex markets, we access efficient global market exposures, execute public market

trades and deliver value-added total return and diversification.


Value Add

Specialized expertise to deliver idiosyncratic exposures and value-added returns.


Focused and efficient exposures with sophisticated instruments that support designed asset mix to target the desired total fund risk level.



Efficient and cost-effective execution across global markets.

Key areas of focus

Quantitative Strategy & Research

We use proprietary, algorithm-driven models to power fully systematic and scalable trading models to a broad range of liquid asset classes (including equities, futures and over-the-counter markets).

Developed Market Rates and FX

We use a combination of top-down and bottom-up strategies across fixed income and foreign exchange in developed markets.

External Managers Group

We work with best-in-class third-party funds and external managers. These partnerships give us access to a broader, more global opportunity set complementing our own expertise and capabilities. We actively partner with hedge funds, global equity managers and insurance-linked securities.

Liability Driven Investing

We manage the plan’s Liability Driven Investing (LDI) portfolio to provide investment security and reliable income and to moderate the impact of interest rate changes on future member benefits.


Our comprehensive capital markets trading capabilities serve all our asset groups and regions, helping to minimize costs and provide a distinct competitive advantage. With $3.5 trillion notional across 36 currencies traded in 2020, our operations are truly global.

Our leadership

Gillian Brown

Senior Managing Director, Capital Markets

Gillian Brown leads the Capital Markets group, which manages Total Fund exposure to the equity, fixed income, credit, inflation-sensitive and absolute return asset classes. The Capital Markets team supports all of Ontario Teachers' investment groups and is responsible for executing on a centralized trade strategy that allows the Fund to focus on the needs of today's more sophisticated trading environment and its increasing regulatory complexity.

Delivering different sources of returns

We play an integral role in helping the fund achieve its growth and global ambitions.

Meet our team