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.
- Vice-Chair, Investments
Ms. Rowe plays an advisory role with respect to Ontario Teachers' investments. She provides advice and counsel on the US portfolio including Cadillac Fairview investment activities, mentors senior employees, liaises with alumni and supports the build of our alumni network, represents Ontario Teachers' at external speaking engagements and on portfolio company boards, and continues to sponsor Pride and diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Ms. Rowe joined Ontario Teachers' as head of private equity in 2010. Her mandate was subsequently expanded to include high-conviction equities, public or near-public company investments intended to generate superior financial returns. Under her leadership, net assets managed by the Equities team have grown from $11 billion to $47 billion, with an annualized rate of return before administrative costs of 18.5% as at December 31, 2019.
Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', she held senior roles at Scotiabank, Scotia Merchant Capital Corporation, the bank's Canadian private equity fund, was President and CEO of RoyNat Capital Inc., Scotiabank's wholly owned mid-market merchant bank, and was President and CEO of Scotia Mortgage Corporation. Ms. Rowe received a B.Comm (Honours) from Memorial University, her MBA from York University's Schulich School of Business, and ICD.D certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors. She is an Advisory Board Member of Memorial University's School of Business, served on the Board of Governors at York University, and served on the Advisory Board and Board of Governors for the United Way of Toronto and York Region where she currently serves as a Trustee.