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The MS group manages discretionary investment programs for CMF. It invests across multiple asset classes in major developed and emerging markets. The group uses CPP Investments’ inherent advantages of scale, long-time horizon and developed expertise to generate returns in excess of market benchmarks.

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

Our Team


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

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.

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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