James Davis

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board (OTPP)


Mr. Davis is Vice President, Strategy & Asset Mix and Chief Economist, Asset Mix & Risk, with the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. He is primarily responsible for the strategic investment plan, which integrates economic and market research with balance sheet design, benchmarks and the plan’s risk budget to meet the plan’s long-term liability objectives. Responsibilities also include recommending medium-term risk management strategies to position the plan for changes in the macro environment and assessing new asset classes for the Plan.

Prior to joining Teachers’, Mr. Davis managed over $20 billion in fixed income and foreign currency assets for a large investment management firm. He has held roles of increasing responsibility in investment strategy formulation, corporate finance and liability management, pension fund investment policy and treasury risk management. Mr. Davis holds an MBA degree from Dalhousie University as well as undergraduate degrees in meteorology and mathematics. He is a CFA charter holder.