James Davis
Chief Investment Officer

James Davis James Davis is the Chief Investment Officer of OPTrust and leads the organization’s global investment strategy and operations.

With more than 30 years of experience leading investment teams, developing investment strategies and managing risk, James is passionate about retirement income security and responsible investing.

Prior to joining OPTrust in 2015, James held the role of Vice President, Strategy & Asset Mix and Chief Economist at the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, where he led a team providing investment strategy, economic analysis, emerging market insight and responsible investing expertise to the pension fund.

He has also served as the President of FuturesTrend Capital Corporation in Prince Edward Island and Vice President & Head, Global Fixed Income & Currencies at RBC Global Investment Management in Toronto. Before embarking on a career in investments, James worked as a Meteorologist with Environment Canada.

James is a CFA® charterholder and has an MBA, Finance from Dalhousie University