Simon Guyard
Portfolio Manager, Air Canada
Implementing Volatility Strategies within Institutional Portfolios
Monday, September 11, 2017
3:30 pm

Simon is Manager, Investments and Quantitative Research at Air Canada Pension Investments. He has been with the organization since 2012. In his role, he is responsible of finding interesting investment opportunities in the derivatives space in different asset classes with a focus on equity derivatives. He also oversees the internal systematic strategies. He brings over 10 years of experience in direct portfolio management with extensive use of derivatives.

 

Air Canada sponsors eight defined benefit pension plans. The plans' assets are managed by Air Canada Pension Investments and are held in a diversified portfolio containing traditional asset classes, alternative investments and portable alpha strategies worth over $19B. The assets are invested by internal and external managers.

 

Prior to his work with Air Canada, Simon worked for Presima in risk and portfolio construction. He also worked as a risk management analyst for the credit card portfolio of the National Bank of Canada.

 

Simon holds a bachelor in Actuarial Science from Université du Quebec à Montréal, and an MBA from HEC Montréal. He also holds the CFA designation.

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