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Financing, Collateral & Trading

The FCT group is responsible for execution of CPP Investments’ financing activities, management of the global term debt program and trading. The group works closely with the Total Fund Management department to manage the Fund’s liquidity, leverage and exposure. In addition, the group is responsible for managing collateral optimization and sourcing liquidity for the Fund with secured financing as well as alternative vehicles such as synthetic financing.

Lastly, FCT oversees global trading and execution of all public assets (excluding credit) across all major markets on behalf of all investment teams and the Balancing Portfolio.

Our Team

Toronto

The team operates from CPP Investments’ Toronto and London offices.

Chris Roper

Managing Director, Head of Financing, Collateral & Trading

Chris oversees the Financing, Collateral & Trading (FCT) and Macro Strategies (MS) teams within the Capital Markets and Factor Investing Department. FCT focuses on fund financing, balance-sheet management and trading activities; while MS manages discretionary investment programs. He has previously been responsible for several groups, including Short Horizon Alpha, Cash and Liquidity, and initially focused on active-management programs.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2008, he was Managing Director in Structured Finance at BMO Capital Markets, Co-Head Structured Finance at Scotia Capital and traded a wide range of derivatives across multiple products at Citibank.

Chris holds a B. Eng. in Engineering Physics from McMaster University and an MBA from Queen’s University.

James Logush

Managing Director, Financing, Collateral & Trading

James heads up all secured and unsecured financing activity within FCT. This includes management of our Commercial Paper programs and the build-out of our multi-currency Term Debt issuance program. Before that, he headed Fixed Income execution and Fixed Income portfolio management within Global Capital Markets.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2011, James garnered extensive international experience in the fixed income markets, working in Tokyo, London, New York and Toronto.

James holds a BA in Economics from Western University. He is a CFA charterholder.

Bronwyn Ward

Managing Director, Trading

Bronwyn leads the public market trading team within Financing, Collateral & Trading.  The team is currently based out of Toronto and London and is responsible for execution across Equities, Fixed Income and FX.  Before that, she headed an active investment program under the Macro Strategy umbrella within Capital Markets and Factor Investing.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2012, Bronwyn worked for five years in credit research and portfolio management.

Bronwyn holds a BSc in Kinesiology from Wilfrid Laurier University.

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