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MS manages five discretionary investment programs for Capital Markets & Factor Investing, including strategic positioning programs. It invests across multiple asset classes in all major developed and emerging markets. The group uses CPP Investments’ inherent advantages of scale, a long time horizon and developed expertise to generate returns in excess of market benchmarks.

These strategies are executed out of CPP Investments’ Toronto and London offices.

Our Team

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David Woolsey

Managing Director, Macro Strategies

David leads the CMF Macro Volatility Strategies team, which is responsible for active discretionary investments in volatility/derivative markets. He also provides leadership and strategic direction on all Macro investing initiatives and significant risk positions. Before that, he focused on active fixed income investment strategies within the Short Horizon Alpha group and subsequently led development of the Cross-Asset group within Short Horizon Alpha, as well as the Global Capital Markets Volatility team.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2013, David spent over 17 years at Goldman Sachs, where he held a variety of roles trading fixed income cash, derivative and option products in both New York and London.

David holds a BS in Finance and Accounting (Hons) from Fordham University.

Kevin Bespolka

Managing Director, Head of Macro Strategies

Kevin leads the CMF Macro Strategies team, which is responsible for active discretionary investment strategies, including Strategic Tilting.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2017, Kevin was a partner and Portfolio Manager at Old Lane and subsequently oversaw a fund at Finisterre Capital. He focused on managing investments in Emerging Markets and the Global Macro themes. Before that he worked at Morgan Stanley and then Merrill Lynch, where he held roles including running Merrill’s Global Non-Dollar Interest Rate Options business and then Global FX Options and Proprietary Trading.

Kevin has a BA (High Hons) in Economics, German and History from Swarthmore College.

Aleksander Weiler

Managing Director, Macro Strategies

Aleks leads the team responsible for our strategic tilting investment activities. He initially focused on leading the Macro Strategies allocation efforts for External Portfolio Management, then was responsible for building the European business for the group and launching and overseeing the group’s co-investment activities.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2008, he was a senior member of Weyerhaeuser’s pension plan team which oversaw hedge fund, fund of fund, private equity, real estate and special-situations investments. Previously, he held roles across equities and global markets in research, trading and portfolio management at Tremont Capital, TD Securities and RBC Capital in New York and Toronto. He began his career working for the Japanese Ministry of Education in Yokohama.

Aleks holds a BA (Hons) in Economics & History from Queen’s University. He is a CFA charterholder.

Our Capital Market Holdings

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

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