OPTrust Names Alex Macdonald as its Next CIO

posting date Posted: October 17, 2013

Alex MacdonaldOPTrust has named Alex Macdonald to the role of Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Macdonald will join the organization on November 4, 2013 and succeeds OPTrust’s current CIO, Morgan Eastman, who is retiring at year end.

Mr. Macdonald has 25 years of investment management experience with an outstanding  track record of delivering strong investment results and building collaborative teams.  Most recently he held the role of Executive Vice President, Canadian Investments and Global Investment Strategy with Manulife.  During his career, he has also served as President of Laketon Investment Management and held a number of progressively senior roles with Canada Life.

“Morgan Eastman built our investment operations from a small team to a diverse group with sophisticated capabilities. In Alex Macdonald, we have found a worthy successor who will continue to build on our track record of strong, long-term investment results,” said CEO Bill Hatanaka. “We are delighted to have him join our organization.”

Mr. Macdonald holds a B.A. in Economics from Queen’s and a MBA from York University. He is also a CFA charterholder and holds the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and Professional Risk Manager (PRM) designations.