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May 14

Advancing Gender Equity and Governance in the Investment Management Industry

Roundtable Luncheon with Gillian Brown, Joyce Chang and Benjamin Lambert

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 12:00 to 13:30
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The investment management industry is advocating for gender equity in the workplace, within the industry, and in the community. Women’s representation in governance has lead to positive changes in the industry – from equal pay to overall growth. Join us on May 14 to hear our panel of experts discuss how the industry can better support and empower women to drive meaningful change.

Gillian Brown, Senior Managing Director, Capital Markets, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Gillian Brown leads the Capital Markets group, which manages Total Fund exposure to the equity, fixed income, credit, inflation-sensitive and absolute return asset classes. The Capital Markets team supports all of Ontario Teachers' investment groups and is responsible for executing on a centralized trade strategy that allows the Fund to focus on the needs of today's more sophisticated trading environment and its increasing regulatory complexity.

 Since joining Ontario Teachers' in 1995, Gillian has held progressively senior roles; she was most recently the Managing Director, Credit, Insurance Linked Securities, Equity Products in our Capital Markets team, and prior to that she was the Director of Derivative Strategies and Trading within the Tactical Asset Allocation and Natural Resources department.

 Gillian has more than 20 years of industry experience in equity and derivatives investment management. She holds a B.Comm. from McGill University and is a CFA charterholder.


Joyce Chang, Chair of Global Research, J.P. Morgan Chase

 Joyce Chang is Chair of Global Research. J.P. Morgan’s 920 research professionals are located in 26 countries and study all sectors in which the firm does business, including equities, fixed income, currency and commodities, emerging markets, derivatives and structured finance. The global research team has been named the top global research firm for 2017 and 2018 by Institutional Investor. From 1997 through 2012, Joyce held top rankings in Institutional Investor surveys for Emerging Markets research, earning 25 #1 individual rankings. In 2014, she was inducted into the Fixed Income Analyst Society Hall of Fame. Joyce was a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch and Salomon Brothers prior to joining J.P. Morgan Chase in 1999. She serves on the Board of Directors of Trickle Up and Girls Inc. and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Inter-American Dialogue. She is the Senior Sponsor for J.P. Morgan’s Corporate and Investment Bank Women on the Move Network, the network for employees of Asian heritage (AsPIRE) and Nonprofit Board Service. She has been named as one of Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance by American Banker since 2012. Joyce received her B.A. from Columbia and serves on its Board of Visitors. She earned a Master of Public Affairs from Princeton and serves on its External Advisory Council for the Center for Public Policy and Finance.


Benjamin Lambert, Interim Head of Sustainable Investing, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

 Ben is the Interim Head of Sustainable Investing at CPPIB where he oversees ESG research, integration and engagement across the fund and sits on the Investment Committee for Active Equities. His team also takes a leadership role across CPPIB in advancing climate related work streams such as carbon footprinting and investor toolkits. He has been with the firm nearly 5 years and was previously a Senior Portfolio Manager within Active Fundamental Equities where he helped to start the EMEA equity long/short investment strategy.

Ben has over 15 years investment experience and was previously a Portfolio Manager at Och-Ziff in London running the Financials equity long/short portfolio and a Partner at Odey Asset Management responsible for Global Financials.

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