OPB’s new Chief Investment Officer
OPB is pleased to announce that Chris Kautzky will be joining our executive leadership team as our new Chief Investment Officer by May 1, 2019, succeeding Ken Lusk, who will be retiring later this year.
With an investment-industry career spanning more than 25 years, Chris brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise to the CIO role, including global investment and stakeholder relationship abilities. In his most recent role leading outsourced CIO services for a top-tier consulting business in Canada, he provided strategic asset allocation and investment management services for defined benefit pension plans for more than 40 clients and led a high-performing team across multiple functions, from portfolio management to compliance.
In his new role, Chris will be responsible for overseeing OPB’s relationship with our asset manager, the Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO). This will include ensuring IMCO manages our assets in accordance with our investment policies, as well as providing oversight of OPB’s fiduciary responsibilities for our investments. As OPB continues to own its assets, Chris will be responsible for setting OPB’s Strategic Asset Allocation and overseeing its implementation by IMCO.
We look forward to his many contributions in helping OPB to achieve our mission.