Hedge funds play key role in Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Seeing the bigger picture

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Mock takes a big picture view of OTPP’s investments

There is no denying it is a bold move. A former hedge fund manager will soon take over as the head of one of Canada’s largest pension plans. Ron Mock, senior vice-president of fixed income and alternative investments at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP), will step into the CEO role on January 1, 2014 when Jim Leech retires after 12 years at the helm.

Mock, who joined OTPP in 2001 as director of alternative investment, was previously CEO of Phoenix Research and Trading, where he was responsib