December 05, 2016
Assembling new team dedicated to foundational long-term relationships
Bjarne Graven Larsen, Chief Investment Officer, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, today announced that Jonathan Hausman has been promoted to lead the new Global Strategic Relationships department, which is responsible for developing and cultivating mutually beneficial investment relationships around the world. His appointment as Managing Director and Head of Global Strategic Relationships is effective January 1, 2017.
"Strong relationships built over the long term are the foundation of our investment philosophy at Ontario Teachers'," said Mr. Graven Larsen. "We work with our partners to identify mutually beneficial opportunities, introducing each other to new individuals, teams and assets. Jonathan and his new team will be perfectly situated in the organization, working across our asset classes and supporting our teams in all regions globally to strengthen existing relationships and build new ones." Mr. Graven Larsen noted that this new team will integrate Ontario Teachers' efforts with its partner network in the Latin American region.
Mr. Hausman joined Ontario Teachers' in 2004. He moves into his new role from Ontario Teachers' Capital Markets department, where he has been 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', Mr. Hausman was Executive Director at Goldman Sachs, where he managed sovereign risk strategy and advised government clients on their external financings and international credit ratings from the London, New York and Hong Kong offices.
"Jonathan has been instrumental in building our global network of partners," said Mr. Graven Larsen. "He leads our investment missions to new markets, and has led the Investment Division's Emerging Markets Committee for several years. He brings a depth of knowledge and appreciation for the unique characteristics of each region in which we invest and how best to integrate our efforts there."
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 ICD.D certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors, and chairs the Advisory Board of the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs and the Canadian Council for the Americas.
About Ontario Teachers'
The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Ontario Teachers') is Canada's largest single-profession pension plan, with $171.4 billion in net assets at December 31, 2015. It holds a diverse global portfolio of assets, 80% of which is managed in-house, and has earned an annualized rate of return of 10.3% since the plan's founding in 1990. Ontario Teachers' is an independent organization headquartered in Toronto. Its Asia-Pacific region office is located in Hong Kong and its Europe, Middle East & Africa region office is in London. The defined-benefit plan, which is fully funded, invests and administers the pensions of the province of Ontario's 316,000 active and retired teachers. For more information, visit otpp.com and follow us on Twitter @OtppInfo.