Pursuing opportunities. Developing professionals.
Ontario Teachers' strategies depend upon our capacity to support world-class investment teams and develop first-rank pension investment talent. We seek out the best people and then provide them with the resources, training and opportunities they need to build outstanding careers.
By developing our talent, Ontario Teachers' has been able to create a process for identifying opportunities, building partnerships and generating dependable long-term investment returns.
Ontario Teachers' is a team of teams. We focus our investing and talent development activities by operating in teams built around specific asset groups or investment discipline. However, to successfully manage risk and opportunity on a total fund basis, we act collaboratively, as one team, through integrated technology systems, through management committees and by fostering a culture of risk awareness and accountability.
- Capital Markets
- Teachers' Innovation Platform
- Global Strategic Relationships
- Infrastructure & Natural Resources
- Total Fund Management
- Real Estate
- Hong Kong (Asia Pacific)
- London (Europe, Middle East, Africa)
- Chief Investment Officer
Ziad leads all aspects of Ontario Teachers' investment activities with oversight of the overall Investment Division. He is responsible for the global portfolio and strategy for all aspects Ontario Teachers' investment activities, including the real estate portfolio managed by wholly-owned subsidiary Cadillac Fairview, and its international offices in London and Hong Kong.
Ziad joined Ontario Teachers' in 2000, and has global experience in both public and private markets spanning multiple asset classes. He was most recently head of the Capital Markets group, a cross asset class, multi strategy platform that manages and enhances Ontario Teachers' policy portfolios while maximizing value add. His achievements during this time included the successful integration of two departments on the trading floor to execute a centralized trade strategy to support all of Ontario Teachers' investment groups.
Ziad earned a B.Sc. at the University of York, an M.Sc. from the University of Warwick, and is a CFA charterholder.