Full Name
Gareth Witten
Job Title
Director, Portfolio Strategy & Investment Risk
Ontario Power Generation (OPG)
Speaker Bio
Gareth held various executive roles in investments and risk oversight. His current role is responsible for asset allocation and oversight of risk exposures at total fund level. This role is responsible for recommending and advising on the optimal asset mix and risk allocation necessary to achieve net liabilities of the DB Plan. He is also directly responsible for evaluating and selecting hedge fund managers (in particular, alternative risk premia and risk parity strategies etc.). His prior role at the Global Risk Institute was as an executive-in-residence where he worked on various research projects and helped develop and foster GRI's National Pension Hub initiative. He also held numerous tenured, adjunct and visiting professor positions at various business schools globally. His most recent role was as an adjunct professor at the Smith School of Business at Queens University. He serves on the Board of Weizmann Canada.
Gareth Witten