Special Advisor to the Dean and Chair Emeritus
Don Raymond is an adjunct professor at the Rotman School, has been named as special advisor to the Dean and chair emeritus of Rotman ICPM. Raymond is currently managing partner and chief investment officer of Alignvest Management Corporation. Prior to joining Alignvest in April 2014, he served for over 12 years on the senior management team of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), most recently as its first Chief Investment Strategist. Prior to joining CPPIB in 2001, he worked for Goldman Sachs for seven years. He holds a PhD in engineering from Queen's University, where he is also currently on the Board of Trustees and chairs its Investment Committee.
At the Rotman School, Raymond served on the founding advisory board for Rotman ICPM, from 2005 until March 2014, serving the last 6 years as chair. Since 2010 he has taught the Investments course in the school’s Master of Finance program with faculty in the school’s finance area. In his new role, he has a mandate to provide leadership on the strategic direction of Rotman ICPM as well as the development of new initiatives. He will also connect the activities of Rotman ICPM with the Canadian pension community and develop capacity within the Rotman School to play a larger on-going role in the centre.