- 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.
Since joining Ontario Teachers' in 1995, Gillian has held progressively senior roles; she was most recently the Managing Director, Credit, Insurance Linked Securities, Equity Products in our Capital Markets team, and prior to that she was the Director of Derivative Strategies and Trading within the Tactical Asset Allocation and Natural Resources department.
Gillian has more than 20 years of industry experience in equity and derivatives investment management. She holds a B.Comm. from McGill University and is a CFA charterholder.
- Managing Director, Fixed Income, Currencies & Commodities
Jason is responsible for leading Ontario Teachers' Fixed Income, Currencies & Commodities team. The team is responsible for overall Fund exposures to these asset classes and related active programs.
Since joining the organization in 1995, Jason has held progressively more senior positions, most recently as Vice-President, Fixed Income.
He holds an HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University and is a CFA charterholder.
- Managing Director, Execution & Treasury
Kevin Duggan is responsible for the execution capabilities for all Capital Markets asset classes as well as oversight for the Treasury Division.
Kevin joined Ontario Teachers' in 1997 and was most recently Vice-President, Equity Products within the Tactical Asset Allocation and Natural Resource department. He has over 20 years' experience in investment management. Kevin holds a B.Comm. from Concordia University and is a CFA charterholder.
- Managing Director, Credit, Insurance Linked Securities and Equities
Bernard Grzinic leads Ontario Teachers' Credit, Equity Products and Insurance Linked Securities teams. These groups are responsible for the overall Fund exposures to these asset classes and related active programs.
Bernard joined Ontario Teachers' in 1999 and has held various positions of increasing responsibility. His most recent appointment was as Director, Credit in Capital Markets. He holds a BA, Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a CFA charterholder.
- Managing Director, Alternative Investments
Danilo Simonelli is responsible for Ontario Teachers' hedge funds program. His team manages the allocation to global hedge funds across multiple strategies. Danilo joined Ontario Teachers' in 2005, and was most recently Director, Developed Markets Fixed Income & Currencies. Previously, he worked at JPMorgan in its London office as a member of the debt capital markets origination group. He is a member of the advisory board of the Masters in Financial Economics program at the University of Toronto and a former board member of Cordiant Capital.
Danilo holds a Laurea cum laude in Finance and Economics from Milan's Bocconi University and a Masters in Financial Economics from the University of Toronto. He is a CFA charterholder and has an ICD.D certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors.