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External Portfolio Management

EPM maintains a portfolio of externally managed funds and separate accounts that complement CPP Investments’ internal public market investment programs.

EPM has relationships with approximately 60 top global asset managers whose mandates cover equities, credit, interest rates, currencies and commodities. Each partnership is based on a long-term horizon.

Personnel in our Toronto, New York, London and Hong Kong offices conduct due diligence and research for the Americas, Europe and Asia respectively.

Our Team

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The EPM team is comprised of experienced professionals with offices in Toronto, New York, London and Hong Kong. Here is a listing of all our senior team members, categorized and searchable by city.

The EPM team is comprised of experienced professionals with offices in Toronto, London, New York, and Hong Kong. Here is a listing of all our senior team members, categorized and searchable by city.

The EPM team is comprised of experienced professionals with offices in Toronto, London, New York, and Hong Kong. Here is a listing of all our senior team members, categorized and searchable by city.

The EPM team is comprised of experienced professionals with offices in Toronto, London, New York, and Hong Kong. Here is a listing of all our senior team members, categorized and searchable by city.

The EPM team is comprised of experienced professionals with offices in Toronto, London, New York, and Hong Kong. Here is a listing of all our senior team members, categorized and searchable by city.

Priti Singh

Managing Director, Head of External Portfolio Management

Priti leads the CMF External Portfolio Management team and is responsible for managing a global portfolio of externally managed funds that complement and enhance our internal public market investment programs.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2008, Priti worked for over eight years in the financial services and telecommunication industries.

Priti holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management of the University of Toronto and an MS in Physics from the University of Waterloo.

Ciana Becker

Senior Portfolio Manager, External Portfolio Management

Ciana oversees a global portfolio of systematic macro, risk premia/alternative beta and quantitative equity fund investments.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2012, Ciana was at Robeco-Sage Investment Management (Rabobank) in New York, where she was responsible for trading strategies. Previously, she was at Silver Creek Investment Management in Seattle.

Ciana holds a BS in Economics from the University of Washington, with certificates in International Economics and Economic Theory and Quantitative Methods.

Timour Zilberchteine

Senior Portfolio Manager, External Portfolio Management

Timour oversees a global portfolio of fixed income hedge funds and multi-strategy funds.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2019, Timour was a Director within the External Manager Search and Monitoring group at PSP Investments, covering a wide range of hedge fund strategies. Previously, he was a Principal at Diversified Global Asset Management, where he oversaw fixed income, credit and event-driven strategies. He also spent seven years on the sell side, focused on securitization and structured credit and began his career on an FX trading desk at Rosestbank.

Timour holds a BA from the Russian Academy of Economics and an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University. He is a CFA charterholder.

Kristopher Weiner

Senior Portfolio Manager, External Portfolio Management

Kris is responsible for EPM’s corporate securities co-investments globally.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2018, Kris was a Managing Director in Blackstone’s special situations investing group looking at a wide range of equity, credit and other investments. Previously, he was a portfolio manager and sector head at Waterfront Capital running a diversified consumer portfolio. Before that, Kris was part of the founding team and director of research at Avesta Capital which he started with colleagues from Moore Capital. He began his career at Putnam Investments, working on the Large Cap Growth investment team.

Kris holds a BA in History (cum laude) from Yale University.

Amy Flikerski

Senior Portfolio Manager, External Portfolio Management

Amy oversees EPM’s global fundamental equity strategies.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2012, she was a Senior Analyst at Highbridge Capital Management and Talpion Fund Management in New York. Amy was involved in hedge fund manager evaluation, selection and research as an Associate at PAAMCO, and gained investment experience at Moon Capital Management, an emerging markets long/short equity fund, and JGP Gestão de Recursos, a Rio de Janeiro-based macro fund. Amy began her career as a Senior Associate in the High Yield group at Moody’s Investors Service and has worked in the U.S., UK, Brazil, Canada and Hong Kong.

Amy holds a BA in Economics from Brown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Yan Kvitko

Senior Portfolio Manager, External Portfolio Management

Yan is responsible for EPM’s Emerging Manager program globally.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2019 he worked at New Holland Capital, where he was a Senior Portfolio Manager responsible for investment research and portfolio management with a focus on quantitative strategies. Yan began his career at Ziff Brothers Investments.

Yan holds a BS in Computer Science from Stanford University and an MA in piano performance from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. He is a CFA charterholder.

Ted Lee

Senior Portfolio Manager, External Portfolio Management

Ted is responsible for overseeing the development of EPM’s Asia Pacific exposure.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2011, he was a Managing Director at Blackstone in the Funds of Hedge Fund Solutions team based in Hong Kong and served on its Investment Committee. Prior to that he was the Senior Portfolio Manager for SPARX Asset Management’s fund of funds based in Hong Kong, responsible for manager selection and monitoring, and portfolio management. Ted was also Chief Financial Officer of Legacy Advisors in Hong Kong where he oversaw both investment and non-investment activities. Before that, he was Regional Controller for Philips Electronics where he oversaw the operations of the Asian Treasury function. He began his career at KPMG as an auditor in New York.

Ted holds a BS in Accounting and International Business from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He is a CFA charterholder and a Certified Public Accountant.

Sajjad Qasmi

Senior Portfolio Manager, External Portfolio Management

Sajjad oversees a global portfolio of relative value corporate credit, distressed credit, structured credit, rates trading and emerging market debt fund investments.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2008, he spent several years with technology firms in Canada and the U.S.

Sajjad holds an MSc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and an MMF from the University of Toronto. He is a chartered Professional Engineer in Ontario.

Our Capital Market Holdings

We are invested globally across public equities, fixed income securities, currencies, commodities and derivatives.

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