In this Fiduciary Investors Series podcast Amanda White talks with Geoffrey Rubin, chief investment strategist at CPP Investments, which manages the investments of Canada’s largest pension fund with about C$410 billion of assets. Among other things they discuss scenario planning.
About Geoffrey Rubin
Geoff Rubin is responsible for overall fund-level investment strategy and heads the total portfolio management (TPM) department – the operational arm of CPP Investments’ investment planning committee, with overall management accountability for the oversight and management of the fund’s investment portfolio.
He joined CPP Investments in 2011, with the inception of TPM, and has helped shape its growth and evolution, and to define and execute CPP Investments’ total portfolio approach.
Previously, he held finance roles with Fannie Mae and Capital One Financial where he managed the global balance sheet. Rubin also ran a consulting practice and was Adjunct Professor at American University’s Kogod School of Business in Washington, DC.
He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia and a PhD in Economics from Princeton University.
About Amanda White
Amanda White is responsible for the content across all Conexus Financial’s institutional media and events. In addition to being the editor of Top1000funds.com, she is responsible for directing the global bi-annual Fiduciary Investors Symposium which challenges global investors on investment best practice and aims to place the responsibilities of investors in wider societal, and political contexts. She holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Masters of Art in Journalism and has been an investment journalist for more than 25 years. She is currently a fellow in the Finance Leaders Fellowship at the Aspen Institute. The two-year program seeks to develop the next generation of responsible, community-spirited leaders in the global finance industry.
What is the Fiduciary Investors series?
The COVID-19 global health and economic crisis has highlighted the need for leadership and capital to be urgently targeted towards the vulnerabilities in the global economy.
Through conversations with academics and asset owners, the Fiduciary Investors Podcast Series is a forward looking examination of the changing dynamics in the global economy, what a sustainable recovery looks like and how investors are positioning their portfolios.The much-loved events, the Fiduciary Investors Symposiums, act as an advocate for fiduciary capitalism and the power of asset owners to change the nature of the investment industry, including addressing principal/agent and fee problems, stabilising financial markets, and directing capital for the betterment of society and the environment. Like the event series, the podcast series, tackles the challenges long-term investors face in an environment of disruption, and asks investors to think differently about how they make decisions and allocate capital.