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Financing, Collateral & Trading

The FCT group is responsible for CPP Investments’ financing activities, including collateral management and sourcing of liquidity through secured and unsecured issuances as well as synthetic financing. The group oversees CPP Investments’ centralized trading in major public markets on behalf of our investment teams and the balancing portfolio.

Finally, FCT delivers analytics and data-driven decision making to enhance Financing, Collateral and Trading activities. The team operates from CPP Investments’ Toronto and London offices.

Our Team

Toronto

Our team is in Toronto

Chris Roper

Managing Director, Head of Financing, Collateral & Trading

Chris oversees a team focused on fund financing, balance sheet management and trading activities within the Capital Markets and Factor Investing department. He has been responsible for a number of groups, including Short Horizon Alpha, Cash and Liquidity Group, 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, Head of 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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