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Donald Raymond

Donald Raymond

Donald Raymond

Adjunct Professor & Executive-in-Residence, Finance Area


PhD, Queen's University
BSc, Queen's University


Don is an Adjunct Professor of Finance and past Chair of the International Centre for Pension Management at Rotman. Don is currently Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer at Alignvest Management Corporation, a leading, global alternative investment firm. Prior to joining Alignvest in April, 2014, Don served for 12½ years on the senior management team of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), most recently as its first Chief Investment Strategist. Prior to joining CPPIB in 2001, Don worked for Goldman Sachs for seven years. He holds a PhD in engineering from Queen's University, specializing in nonlinear systems.

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Don teaches RSM 4323 "Investments" in the Masters of Finance Program with Professor Peter Christoffersen. He is Chair Emeritus of the International Centre for Pension Management at Rotman and Chair of the Board of Trustees of Queen's University and past Chair of the Investment Committee. He is also on the Investment and Risk Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and a Director of Great-West Lifeco.

Academic Positions

  • 2010-pres

    Adjunct Professor of Finance, Rotman School of Management

Non-Academic Positions

  • 2014-pres

    Managing Partner & CIO, Alignvest Investment Management

  • 2001-2014

    SVP and Chief Investment Strategist, CPP Investment Board

  • 1994-2001

    Vice President, Goldman Sachs & Co.

  • 1991-1994

    Research Analyst, Burns Fry Ltd.

Honors and Awards

  • 2010-2014

    Teaching Excellence, Rotman School of Management

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