December 01, 2016
Bjarne Graven Larsen, Chief Investment Office, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, today announced that Jo Taylor has been promoted into the new role of Senior Managing Director, International, effective January 1, 2017.
Mr. Taylor, who joined Ontario Teachers' in 2012, is currently Regional Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa and is located in the London office, which he continues to head. In his new role he will have oversight responsibility for Ontario Teachers' international operations presence in London and Hong Kong. He will continue to report to Mr. Graven Larsen.
Mr. Taylor will be an active member of the respective asset class underwriting committees for investments being considered in all regions.
With the return from Hong Kong to Toronto in the New Year of current Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Nicole Musicco, who will head Public Equities, Mr. Taylor will be interim head of the Asia Pacific Region. He will lead the search now underway for the new Regional Managing Director, Hong Kong, who will report to him. Until that position is filled, Mr. Taylor will split his time between the London and Hong Kong offices.
"Jo is uniquely qualified for this role," said Mr. Graven Larsen. "He has an innate understanding of relationship building and the global nature of today's investment environment. He has earned the respect of our partners around the world by delivering value, and is committed to building our global strategy and presence."
Mr. Taylor is involved in the governance of a number of Ontario Teachers' portfolio companies. He is Chair of Camelot and a non-executive director of SGN, Helly Hansen and Burton's Biscuits.
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.