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Careers in Pensions

Tuesday, June 18th 2019
5:30 PM
Toronto, ON

Careers in Pensions
Hear from an executive panel on the exciting and rewarding career paths available in managing Canada’s major pension plans. Learn about the different investment teams within CPPIB, OMERS, OPTrust and OTPP and how they collaborate within the overall portfolio.

5:30PM – Doors open, registration & networking
6:00PM – Opening remarks
6:10PM – Panel discussion
7:10PM – Q&A
7:20PM – Networking

Opening Remarks

Satish Rai

Chief Investment Officer, OMERS

Satish Rai is OMERS Chief Investment Officer. His mandate includes the overall global investment strategy, portfolio construction activities, and P&L accountability across all asset classes and geographies where OMERS invests.

A 30-year veteran of the investment sector, Satish joined OMERS in January 2015, and immediately focused on delivering a strengthened approach to capital markets investing, with the ultimate goal of bolstering long-term value for members.

Satish previously served as Chief Investment Officer at TD Asset Management (TDAM), overseeing $250 billion in assets; he was also Chair of the Committee of the Advancement of Visible Minorities in Leadership Roles, and a Diversity Leadership Council member. Believing strongly that distinct perspectives strengthen a workplace, Satish actively delivers on his commitment to diversity at OMERS through a differentiated approach to hiring, mentorship and investing.

Satish holds both a Bachelor of Mathematics (University of Waterloo) and a CFA. In 2002, he was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 Industry Leaders Under 40, and in 2006 he received the Alumni Achievement Medal from Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics.

Satish serves on the Toronto Global and Capitalize for Kids Boards and is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization/World Presidents’ Organization. He is a past member of the respective Boards of the University of Waterloo, Michael Garron Hospital Foundation and Women in Capital Markets.


Camilla Sutton

President & CEO

Camilla Sutton is the President and CEO of Women in Capital Markets (WCM), a national not-for-profit that aims to accelerate gender diversity across financial services. To achieve this, she is focused on building the talent pipeline of women, working towards transforming trade-floor cultures and advocating for change.

Camilla's career spans more than two decades in capital markets, most recently as Scotiabank’s Global Head of Foreign Exchange, responsible for the firm’s FX trading desks, electronic trading and distribution, sales teams, and the global strategy. Prior to this role, she was Scotiabank’s Chief FX Strategist, providing global macro commentary and advisory services across the firm’s client base. Earlier in her career, she was part of Portfolio Management at OMERS and Equity Research at BMO Capital Markets. 

Camilla holds a BA from Dalhousie University and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business. In addition, she is a CMT and CFA charterholder. She is an active member of the global investment community. She is a member of the CFA Society Toronto’s Board of Directors and was previously a member of the Bank of Canada’s Foreign Exchange Committee. She is also a member of several committees within the United Way and CFA Society Toronto and has been a long-term volunteer at Women in Capital Markets.


Sandra Bosela

Co-Head Private Markets Group, MD and Global Head of PE, OPTrust

Sandra Bosela is Co-Group Head, Managing Director and Global Head of Private Equity at OPTrust Private Markets Group where she is responsible for jointly managing the Private Markets Group and oversees OPSEU Pension Trust’s (OPTrust) global private equity program.

OPTrust Private Market Group’s private equity program includes funds commitments, co-investments and direct investments into companies around the world, focusing on middle market buyout and growth capital opportunities, long-term equities and opportunistic private credit situations.

Ms. Bosela served previously as President and Managing Partner at EdgeStone Capital Partners Inc. and spent over thirteen years with the firm focused on making private equity investments in North American middle market companies and working with portfolio companies to create long-term sustainable value. Prior to that, she worked in the Investment Banking Group at National Bank Financial and focused on mergers and acquisitions. She is active in the private equity investment community in Canada, as well as various non-profit and other community based organizations.

Ms. Bosela holds an Honors Business Administration degree from Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario, and completed the General Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

Millan Mulraine

Chief Economist, OTTP

Millan Mulraine joined Ontario Teachers' in 2016 as the Chief Economist, after close to 10 years with TD Securities, most recently as its Deputy Chief US Economist in New York, where he was responsible for directing U.S. economic research and rates strategy. Millan leads the Economics Research Group at Teachers’ and is responsible for designing and conducting analytical macro-oriented research aimed at providing thought-leadership within Teachers’ on global economic, policy, financial market and geopolitical issues to inform key Total Fund decisions on major investment themes and risks.

Millan holds a BSc in Economics and Statistics from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica, an MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick in England, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Toronto.

Priti Singh

MD Head of External Portfolio Management, CPPIB

Prior to joining CPPIB in January 2008, Priti worked for over 8 years in the financial services and telecommunication industries. She leads the group responsible for managing a global portfolio of external managers within Capital Markets and Factor Investing department.

Priti holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the Rotman School of Management of the University of Toronto and a Masters degree in Physics from the University of Waterloo.

Mark Shulgan

MD, Head of Growth Equity, OMERS

Mark joined OMERS in 2018 and leads its Growth Equity team. He currently serves on the boards of Purpose Financial and 111. 

Prior to joining OMERS, Mark led the Thematic Investing team at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). At CPPIB, Mark oversaw a $5B investment portfolio comprised of public and private investments in technology, health care and consumer companies located primarily in North America and Asia.  Prior to CPPIB, Mark was a Vice President at Fortress Investment Group. He began his career as an investment banker at Scotiabank. 

Mark graduated from Western University with a Bachelor of Arts (Gold Medal), and from the University of Windsor with a Master of Business Administration. 

Mark serves on the board of the Greater Toronto YMCA and is the Chair of its Investment Committee. In his spare time, Mark enjoys the great outdoors and shares his love of board sports with his family in the sun and snow. 

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