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Research and Portfolio Strategy

The Research Team is responsible for delivering alpha through direct data-driven security selection and by partnering with the investment teams across Active Equites to enhance their traditional investment research with advanced analytical capabilities that leverage large, unstructured, and alternative data. The Portfolio Strategy Team oversees the portfolio design and construction for Active Equities to maximize alpha generation across geographies, sectors, and strategies.

Our Team


The Research and Portfolio Strategy team is comprised of professionals in Toronto.

Frank Ieraci

Managing Director, Head of Research and Portfolio Strategy

Frank leads our data-driven research efforts for Active Equities and is responsible for delivering alpha through active security selection driven by alternative data and advanced analytical techniques. He also overseas Portfolio Strategy for Active equities, this includes managing portfolio design and construction.

Frank has held several positions at CPP Investments. Most recently he was Managing Director, Head of Active Fundamental Equities. In that role he was responsible for managing a concentrated portfolio of equity investments and leading a team of sector specialists.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2007, Frank was an Assistant Portfolio Manager in the Global Active Equities group at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan managing a portfolio of Media and Communications investments and an Analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions department at BMO.

Frank holds a BA in Economics and Management Science from Ryerson University, and an MA in Financial Economics from the University of Toronto. He is a CFA charterholder.

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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