Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer
Alignvest Investment Management
Don Raymond is the Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer at Alignvest Investment Management. He is Chair of the Board of Trustees of Queen’s University and past Chair of its Investment Committee. Don is also an Adjunct Professor of Finance and Chair Emeritus of the International Centre for Pension Management, both at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Don is also a member of the Investment and Risk Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and serves on the Board of Directors of Great-West Lifeco Inc.
Prior to joining Alignvest in 2014, Don was the Chief Investment Strategist for the $220 billion CPP Investment Board (CPPIB) where he devoted 12½ years of his career to helping build CPPIB into a leading global investment organization. Don built CPPIB’s Public Market Investments department from inception and was also its first Chief Investment Strategist. He was also the principal architect of CPPIB’s innovative Total Portfolio Approach, and was instrumental in the development of the United Nations’ Principles of Responsible Investing (UNPRI), as well as their adoption by CPPIB in 2005.
Prior to joining CPPIB in 2001, Don worked for Goldman Sachs for 7 years. Prior to developing an interest in finance, Don worked for Schlumberger in China and trained as a pilot in the Canadian military. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University and a CFA charter.