Capital Markets

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.

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.

Kevin Duggan

  • Managing Director, Beta & Global Trading

Kevin Duggan is responsible for the execution capabilities for all Capital Markets asset classes.

Kevin joined Ontario Teachers' in 1997 and his previous areas of responsibility have included the Treasury and Equity Products groups. He has over 20 years of experience in investment management.

Kevin holds a B.Comm. from Concordia University in Montreal and is a CFA charterholder.

Bernard Grzinic

  • Managing Director, Credit

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.

Stefano Robbiati

  • Managing Director, Quantitative Strategies and Research

Stefano joined the Capital Markets team in 2019 as Managing Director, Quantitative Strategies and Research. His team is responsible for researching, developing and managing a portfolio of fully systematic trading models that aim to provide scalable alpha and diversifying sources of returns to Capital Markets.

Prior to Ontario Teachers’, Stefano worked at Aspect Capital, a leading systematic hedge fund, where he held increasingly senior roles, most recently as Research Director.

Stefano holds a PhD in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Imperial College.

Danilo Simonelli

  • Managing Director, External Managers

Danilo Simonelli is responsible for Ontario Teachers' Capital Markets External Managers program. His team manages the global allocation to liquid external managers across multiple strategies and asset classes. Danilo joined Ontario Teachers' in 2005, and has held several key roles within the Capital Markets team, including various positions within the Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities group. 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 ICD.D certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

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