Welcome!

News Feed Item

Alignvest Names Donald Raymond Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer

TORONTO, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Alignvest Management Corporation is pleased to announce that Donald Raymond will join the firm as a Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer, effective April 1, 2014.  

Mr. Raymond, currently Senior Vice-President and Chief Investment Strategist at the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), will join Alignvest Managing Partners Reza Satchu and Timothy Hodgson in building Alignvest into a world-class investment management business. In addition to using his investment acumen to enhance Alignvest's existing hedge fund and private capital investment platforms, Mr. Raymond will lead the development of new capabilities bringing leading portfolio design and management to small and medium sized institutions and ultra-high net worth family offices.

Mr. Raymond has devoted the last 12½ years of his career to helping build the CPPIB into a leading global investment organization. Mr. Raymond was the first employee in CPPIB's Public Market Investment department, where he oversaw the growth of CPPIB's public markets investment portfolio from $11 billion in passively managed funds to almost $100 billion in funds managed by more than 130 employees, including five active investment teams. In his current role as Chief Investment Strategist, Mr. Raymond serves as Chairman of the CPPIB's Investment Planning Committee, which has responsibility for overseeing the portfolio design and management of one of the fastest-growing investment portfolios in the world. He was also the principal architect of CPPIB's innovative Total Portfolio Approach, and was instrumental in the development of the United Nations' Principles of Responsible Investing (UNPRI), as well as their adoption by CPPIB in 2005.  

"Very few investment professionals have Don's insight or experience across strategies, asset classes, geographies and market cycles," said Reza Satchu, Managing Partner. "We are privileged that he has chosen to join Alignvest and believe our firm and our clients will benefit tremendously from his expertise."

Timothy Hodgson, Managing Partner, added, "Our clients not only demand sophisticated investment solutions – they require them. Don will significantly enhance our capabilities and enable Alignvest to make available to small and medium sized institutions and ultra-high net worth family offices a level of investment portfolio design and management that until now has typically been available to only the very largest institutional investors."

"I was attracted to Alignvest by its people, its philosophy and the opportunity to do something entrepreneurial with the next phase of my career," said Mr. Raymond.  "I was also very attracted to the strength and success of Alignvest's existing investing platforms and the long-term commitment each of the partners has made by investing a significant portion of their own net worth in the firm for at least 10 years. I know from my time at CPPIB what a huge advantage a longer time horizon can be. I look forward to working with Tim, Reza, the Alignvest team, and the firm's clients and investment partners in the years ahead."

Prior to joining the CPPIB in 2001, Mr. Raymond was a portfolio manager in the Quantitative Strategies group at Goldman Sachs Asset Management in New York, which managed one of the world's largest hedge funds at the time. He began his investment career as a research analyst in the fixed-income derivatives department of Burns Fry, a predecessor of BMO Capital Markets. Prior to developing an interest in finance, Mr. Raymond worked for Schlumberger in China and trained as a pilot in the Canadian military. He holds a PhD in engineering from Queen's University and a CFA charter. Mr. Raymond is currently Chair of the International Centre for Pension Management and Adjunct Professor of Finance at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. He is also Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of Queen's University and Chair of its Investment Committee.

About Alignvest

Alignvest Management Corporation ("AMC" or "Alignvest") is a leading international alternative investment management firm that seeks to deliver exceptional risk adjusted returns for our clients by identifying and exploiting market discontinuities and attracting the very best talent to build industry leading investment platforms. The firm was created with the founding principle of increasing the alignment between asset managers and their clients.

Alignvest currently offers four investment platforms in both private and public markets strategies: Alignvest Private Capital, Alignvest Private Debt, Alignvest Capital Management, and Greyson Capital Management.

For more information about Alignvest, please visit www.alignvest.com.

SOURCE Alignvest Management Corporation

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
"Storpool does only block-level storage so we do one thing extremely well. The growth in data is what drives the move to software-defined technologies in general and software-defined storage," explained Boyan Ivanov, CEO and co-founder at StorPool, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Sometimes I write a blog just to formulate and organize a point of view, and I think it’s time that I pull together the bounty of excellent information about Machine Learning. This is a topic with which business leaders must become comfortable, especially tomorrow’s business leaders (tip for my next semester University of San Francisco business students!). Machine learning is a key capability that will help organizations drive optimization and monetization opportunities, and there have been some...
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, whic...
The question before companies today is not whether to become intelligent, it’s a question of how and how fast. The key is to adopt and deploy an intelligent application strategy while simultaneously preparing to scale that intelligence. In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, Sangeeta Chakraborty, Chief Customer Officer at Ayasdi, provided a tactical framework to become a truly intelligent enterprise, including how to identify the right applications for AI, how to build a Center of Excellence to oper...
While some developers care passionately about how data centers and clouds are architected, for most, it is only the end result that matters. To the majority of companies, technology exists to solve a business problem, and only delivers value when it is solving that problem. 2017 brings the mainstream adoption of containers for production workloads. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ben McCormack, VP of Operations at Evernote, discussed how data centers of the future will be managed, how the p...
ChatOps is an emerging topic that has led to the wide availability of integrations between group chat and various other tools/platforms. Currently, HipChat is an extremely powerful collaboration platform due to the various ChatOps integrations that are available. However, DevOps automation can involve orchestration and complex workflows. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Himanshu Chhetri, CTO at Addteq, will cover practical examples and use cases such as self-provisioning infra...
As DevOps methodologies expand their reach across the enterprise, organizations face the daunting challenge of adapting related cloud strategies to ensure optimal alignment, from managing complexity to ensuring proper governance. How can culture, automation, legacy apps and even budget be reexamined to enable this ongoing shift within the modern software factory? In her Day 2 Keynote at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Aruna Ravichandran, VP, DevOps Solutions Marketing, CA Technologies, was jo...
As Marc Andreessen says software is eating the world. Everything is rapidly moving toward being software-defined – from our phones and cars through our washing machines to the datacenter. However, there are larger challenges when implementing software defined on a larger scale - when building software defined infrastructure. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Boyan Ivanov, CEO of StorPool, provided some practical insights on what, how and why when implementing "software-defined" in the datacent...
Blockchain. A day doesn’t seem to go by without seeing articles and discussions about the technology. According to PwC executive Seamus Cushley, approximately $1.4B has been invested in blockchain just last year. In Gartner’s recent hype cycle for emerging technologies, blockchain is approaching the peak. It is considered by Gartner as one of the ‘Key platform-enabling technologies to track.’ While there is a lot of ‘hype vs reality’ discussions going on, there is no arguing that blockchain is b...
Blockchain is a shared, secure record of exchange that establishes trust, accountability and transparency across business networks. Supported by the Linux Foundation's open source, open-standards based Hyperledger Project, Blockchain has the potential to improve regulatory compliance, reduce cost as well as advance trade. Are you curious about how Blockchain is built for business? In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, discussed the b...
You know you need the cloud, but you’re hesitant to simply dump everything at Amazon since you know that not all workloads are suitable for cloud. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes the public cloud a non-starter. You’re looking at private cloud solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructure, but you’re concerned with the limits inherent in those technologies.
Is advanced scheduling in Kubernetes achievable?Yes, however, how do you properly accommodate every real-life scenario that a Kubernetes user might encounter? How do you leverage advanced scheduling techniques to shape and describe each scenario in easy-to-use rules and configurations? In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Oleg Chunikhin, CTO at Kublr, answered these questions and demonstrated techniques for implementing advanced scheduling. For example, using spot instances and co...
The use of containers by developers -- and now increasingly IT operators -- has grown from infatuation to deep and abiding love. But as with any long-term affair, the honeymoon soon leads to needing to live well together ... and maybe even getting some relationship help along the way. And so it goes with container orchestration and automation solutions, which are rapidly emerging as the means to maintain the bliss between rapid container adoption and broad container use among multiple cloud host...
The cloud era has reached the stage where it is no longer a question of whether a company should migrate, but when. Enterprises have embraced the outsourcing of where their various applications are stored and who manages them, saving significant investment along the way. Plus, the cloud has become a defining competitive edge. Companies that fail to successfully adapt risk failure. The media, of course, continues to extol the virtues of the cloud, including how easy it is to get there. Migrating...
Imagine if you will, a retail floor so densely packed with sensors that they can pick up the movements of insects scurrying across a store aisle. Or a component of a piece of factory equipment so well-instrumented that its digital twin provides resolution down to the micrometer.