Barbara Zvan and her team provide liability and risk expertise focused on long-term Total Fund investment strategy, risk management and the governance framework. Barbara and her team are also charged with ensuring the Plan is sustainable, and that the funding risk is aligned to the Board's Risk Appetite Statement.
Barbara joined Ontario Teachers' in 1995 as an assistant portfolio manager and has risen to positions of increasing authority. As Chief Investment Risk Officer, she leads the Strategy & Risk team in supporting the Plan Sponsors in plan design decisions and the Board in determining the appropriate benchmarks and risk appetite. Barbara and her team provide input and risk insights to the Investing teams and create an effective risk management framework to underpin it. In addition, Barbara drives the responsible investing and climate change risk management and strategy for the Fund and directs the Enterprise and Operational Risk Management approach for the organization.
Barbara is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, and holds an M.Math from the University of Waterloo. She is the Chair of the International Centre of Pension Management (ICPM) and serves on the boards of Cadillac Fairview, Global Risk Institute and the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance.
She was honoured as one of Canada's 2008 Top 40 Under 40.