Chief Investment Officer
James C. Davis is Chief Investment Officer of OPTrust, one of Canada’s largest pension funds with assets of $18.4 billion and investment professionals in Toronto, London and Sydney.
Mr. Davis joined OPTrust in 2015. He leads the organization’s investment strategy and oversees its diversified portfolio spanning the globe with public market, private market, infrastructure, and real estate assets in North America, Europe, Developed Asia and emerging markets.
Mr. Davis has over 25 years of strategic investment planning and leadership experience, including proven results in liability driven investing and portfolio design. Most recently, he held the role of Vice President, Strategy & Asset Mix and Chief Economist at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Teachers’).
Before joining Teachers’, Mr. Davis was President of FuturesTrend Capital Corporation in Prince Edward Island and Vice President & Head, Global Fixed Income & Currencies at RBC Global Investment Management in Toronto.
Mr. Davis is widely recognized as an engaging speaker in a broad range of forums within the pension industry, and is known for his insights on global economics, portfolio construction and investment strategy.
In addition to degrees in Mathematics and Meteorology, Mr. Davis holds an MBA in Finance from Dalhousie University and is a CFA charterholder.