Danilo Simonelli, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Director, Alternative Investments, Capital Markets

Danilo is responsible for Ontario Teachers’ Hedge Funds program. His team manages the allocation to global hedge funds across multiple strategies. Since joining Teachers’ in 2005, he has held progressively more senior positions, most recently as Director responsible for Developed Markets Fixed Income & Currencies. Danilo also serves on the Counterparty Credit Committee, a cross department group that reports to the Fund’s Investment Committee on decisions related to bilateral agreements with banks and dealers, as well as on the Fund’s Currency Management Committee. Previously, he worked at JPMorgan in its London office as a member of the debt capital markets origination group, covering European financial institutions and the Republic of Italy. He is a member of the advisory board of the Master in Financial Economics at the University of Toronto and also a former board member of Cordiant Capital.

Danilo holds a Laurea cum laude in Finance and Economics from Milan’s Bocconi University, a Master in Financial Economics from the University of Toronto, he is a CFA charterholder and he has an ICD.D certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Ontario Teachers' is Canada's largest single-profession pension plan with C$171.4 billion in net assets. We pay pensions and invest plan assets on behalf of 316,000 working and retired teachers. The Capital Markets department generates enhanced investment performance through liquid strategies across capital markets by drawing on its cross asset-class expertise and extensive relationships. It also manages Alternative Investments, Fixed Income (including the Liability Driven Investing Portfolio) and provides Ontario Teachers’ with execution capabilities for all asset classes and regions.