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Donald Raymond

Donald Raymond

Adjunct Professor, Finance


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


Don is currently Chief Investment Strategist of QIA, the sovereign wealth fund of the State of Qatar. He is also a member of the Investments and Risk Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Previously, he served on the founding senior management team of Canada Pension Plan Investments, as its first head of Public Market Investments and subsequently as its first Chief Investment Strategist. Prior to joining CPP Investments, Don worked for Goldman Sachs in New York and Schlumberger in China. He has also served as Chair of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Investment Committee of Queen's University and on the Board of Directors and Chair of the Investment Committee of Great-West LifeCo. He holds a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Queen's University, specializing in nonlinear systems.

Academic Positions

  • 2010-2019

    Adjunct Professor of Finance, University of Toronto

Non-Academic Positions

  • 2014-2019

    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.

Featured Work

Chied Investment Strategist, Qatar Investment Authority

Investment and Risk Advisory Panel, Monetary Authority of Singapore


Honors and Awards

  • 2010-2014

    Teaching Excellence, Rotman School of Management

Academic / Professional Service

  • 2008-2020

    Board of Trustees, Queen's University