Sebastien Betermier is ICPM’s Executive Director and is responsible for implementing ICPM’s mission and overseeing the Centre’s multiple functions.

Betermier is also an Associate Professor of Finance at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, and a member of the Research Policy Network on Household Finance at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). His research focuses on the relationship between risk and return, asset allocation, sustainable finance, and the design of sustainable pension systems. He teaches courses on applied investments and pension funds and retirement systems at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. 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. He also founded and serves as Advisory Board member of the Sustainable Growth Initiative at McGill. Professor Betermier holds a PhD in Finance from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He was Head of the Finance Area at the Desautels Faculty of Management from 2020-2022 and an Academic Advisor at the Bank of Canada from 2018-2022.

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.