Sebastien Betermier will succeed Rob Bauer at the end of 2022. Rob has been Executive Director since 2014 and expressed a desire to step down after he completes his current term. Betermier starts immediately alongside Rob Bauer to ensure a smooth transition for ICPM over the course of 2022.

Betermier is an Associate Professor of Finance and Head of the Finance Area at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. He is also an Academic Advisor at the Bank of Canada. His research focuses on the relationship between risk and return, asset allocation, and the design of sustainable pension systems. Betermier founded and currently directs the McGill International Portfolio Challenge, the world’s largest buy-side competition focused on sustainability challenges for pension funds and other institutional investors. Professor Betermier holds a PhD in Finance from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

Betermier’s work appears in top finance journals, and it has featured in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Bloomberg, among others. In 2017, he was named one of the World’s Best 40 under 40 Business School Professors by Poets and Quants.