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Chief Investment Officer
Zev is Chief Investment Officer with MS ARM in its Toronto office and has over 35 years of investment-management experience. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer with Open Access Limited. Additionally, he was a member of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan investment team for 18 years.
Zev has extensive experience in all aspects of fund management – development of policies, strategic and tactical asset mix, risk management, selection of external managers, as well as internal management of global equity and overlay of derivative portfolios. He is a regular conference speaker on a variety of investment management topics and wrote several articles for Benefits Canada, the Canadian Investment Review, the Brandes Institute, Non Profit News and others on a variety of investment topics. He also received the 2010 Benefits Canada award for outstanding achievement and is on the 2010 list of "Top 25 Most Influential Plan Sponsors."
Zev holds a B.A. in Economics and Statistics (Cum Laude) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, a M.Sc. in Economics from the Israeli Institute of Technology and has completed PhD comprehensive exams in finance at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC. He is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He is currently a member of the Brandes Institute Advisory Board, the Canadian Investment Review Advisory Board, and is a Crown Trustee of ONE-T (Ontario Non-union Education Trust – the Principals' and Vice-Principals' Associations and other non-unionized employees Employee Life and Health Trust). He also served for 5 years as a board member and treasurer of a not-for- profit organization.