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.
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.
Adjunct Professor of Finance, Rotman School of Management
Managing Partner & CIO, Alignvest Investment Management
SVP and Chief Investment Strategist, CPP Investment Board
Vice President, Goldman Sachs & Co.
Research Analyst, Burns Fry Ltd.
Honors and Awards
Teaching Excellence, Rotman School of Management