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Strategy, Risk & Operations

The Strategy, Risk & Operations team plays a key role in aligning CMF’s investment strategy to operational execution ensuring optimization of resources across the department. The accountabilities of the team cover a large breadth of activities across portfolio management, business planning and strategy, workforce planning, technology and data, operations, new product design, performance reporting, risk management, portfolio construction, and governance.

The team operates from CPP Investments’ Toronto office.

Our Team

Ciana Becker

Managing Director, Strategy, Risk & Operations

Ciana is a Managing Director in CMF who leads Strategy, Risk & Operations.

She has 20 years of experience as a portfolio manager and allocator in the hedge fund space, having moved over to the strategy side last year from EPM. Ciana joined CPP Investments in July 2012 from Robeco-Sage Investment Management (Rabobank) in New York, New York where she held the role of Senior Vice President, Trading Sector Head. Prior to this, she was an Investment Analyst at Silver Creek Capital Management in Seattle, Washington. Ciana served as an executive committee member of the Northwest Hedge Fund Society from 2003-2007, a board member to the Toronto chapter of 100 Women in Finance from 2015-2020, and on the MFA Investor Advisory Council from 2018-2021.

She has a BS in Economics from the University of Washington with certificates in International Economics and Economic Theory & Quantitative Methods.

Our Capital Market Holdings

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