CPPIB Appoints Senior Vice-President & Chief Investment Strategist

 Mark Wiseman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), is pleased to announce the appointment of Ed Cass to the position of Senior Vice-President & Chief Investment Strategist and a member of the Senior Management Team, effective as from April 1st.
In this role, Mr. Cass will be responsible for overall fund level investment strategy and will chair the Investment Planning Committee, which approves all new investment programs and oversees all portfolio risks, including passive, active, credit and liquidity risks.
 
Mr. Cass is currently Vice-President & Head of Global Tactical Asset Allocation in the Public Market Investments Department, having held several other senior leadership roles in that department.
Prior to joining CPPIB in 2008, Mr. Cass was Managing Director and Co-Chief Investment Officer for Fortress Investment Group's Drawbridge Relative Value Fund. He previously held senior positions at Deutsche Bank Canada and TD Securities.
 
Mr. Cass holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Theoretical Physics from Queen's University and a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School.
 

on February 19, 2014