Jonathan Hausman

  • Managing Director & Head of Global Strategic Relationships

Jonathan Hausman leads the Global Strategic Relationships department, which is responsible for developing and cultivating investment relationships around the world. He is a member of the Investments Executive Team and is Chair of the Emerging Markets Committee. Jonathan was previously head of Alternative Investments and Global Tactical Asset Allocation, where he was responsible for the Fund's global hedge fund portfolio, as well as its internal global macro and systematic trading strategies.

Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Jonathan was Executive Director at Goldman Sachs, where he managed sovereign risk strategy and advised governments in its New York, Hong Kong and London offices. He is the Chair of the Canadian Council for the Americas and is a Senior Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, where he lectures on global political economy. He also serves on the board of Capitalize for Kids. Before entering investment banking, Jonathan worked as Special Assistant to the Premier of Ontario.

Jonathan holds a BA (Hons.) from McGill University, an MSc. (Econ.) from the London School of Economics, and an MPA from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He also has the ICD.D certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

John-Christian (J.C.) Bourque

  • Senior Principal

John-Christian (J.C.) Bourque has been a member of GSR since early 2017. Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', J.C. worked at KPMG in the Infrastructure Advisory and Management Consulting groups across multiple industries and engagements. He has strong background in strategic insights and emerging markets, having worked on several transactions of a politically sensitive nature.

J.C. teaches a course on globalization and international relations at the University of Toronto and hold degrees from Western University, the London School of Economics and the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. He also has written for several national newspapers and is on the editorial board of the Mowat Centre, a leading Canadian-focused think tank.

Robert Sturgeon

  • Senior Principal

Robert Sturgeon joined the GSR team in 2017, with a particular focus on Latin America. Prior to Ontario Teachers', Robert was Head of Funds at Export Development Canada (EDC). During his nine years at EDC, he was involved in all aspects of venture capital and private equity fund investing, including sourcing, executing and managing a portfolio of almost 100 limited partner commitments in Latin America, North America, Western Europe, Asia and Africa. Prior to EDC, Robert spent eight years in South America with a lower middle-market private equity firm investing in the Andean Region.

Robert earned his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Victoria and is a graduate of the Institutional Limited Partners Association Institute and the LAVCA / Wharton Latin American Private Equity program. 

Michael Amiraslani

  • Investment Associate

Michael Amiraslani joined Global Strategic Relationships after working in the Alternative Investments group in Capital Markets. Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Michael worked at the Carlyle Group’s Liquid Alternatives division in Toronto.

Michael holds a BA (Honours) from the University of Toronto, an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, and a Master of Global Affairs from the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.