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Portfolio Construction & Risk

The Portfolio Construction & Risk team supports the Department Head and Group Heads in portfolio construction and implementation, hedge and risk optimization, and capital allocation.

Our Team

The Portfolio Construction & Risk team is comprised of professionals based in Toronto.

William Chan

Managing Director, Portfolio Construction & Risk

Will leads the Portfolio Construction & Risk group in Active Equities which is responsible for portfolio construction and implementation, hedge and risk optimization, and capital allocation. Before that, he was Head of Equity Trading, managed the Fund’s global equity balancing portfolios, and a member of the Investment Partnership Investment Committee.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2006, Will was a research associate covering consumer stocks at a boutique investment bank and before that, an accountant at KPMG.

Will holds the BMath and MAcc from the University of Waterloo. He also holds the CPA and CFA designations.

Pedram Mahdavinezhad

Managing Director, Portfolio Construction & Risk

Pedram leads the portfolio construction, risk optimization and factor hedging aspects for all strategies within Active Equities. With a focus on factor-oriented hedging and portfolio rebalancing strategies to mitigate the unintended systematic/market driven factors. Prior to his role in AE, he spent some time in the Market Risk team within the Investment Risk Group.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2015, he spent seven years on the sell side with CIBC Capital Markets and TD Securities, focusing on Counterparty Credit Management, Market Risk, Capital Optimization and Credit Value Adjustment (CVA) Trading.

Pedram holds a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering as well as MBA in Finance, and a FRM Certificate.

Our Active Equity Holdings

We are invested globally in public and soon to be public companies, as well as securities focused on long-horizon structural changes.
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