Factoring in Risk: An Exclusive Interview with PSP Investments’ CIO Daniel Garant

July 14, 2016 by Loch Adamson

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Daniel Garant, CIO of PSP Investments In July 2015, Daniel Garant took over as CIO of the C$112 billion ($89.2 billion) Public Sector Pension Investment Board — better known as PSP Investments — one of Canada’s largest pension funds. His new role, which would have been challenging in the best of times, was complicated by the sudden resurgence of risk in the global markets. Just as Garant stepped up at PSP Investments, oil prices plunged, bond yields sank to historic lows and Chinese equity markets pitched and heaved. Faced with this difficult investment landscape, Garant, formerly head of public markets at the fund, focused his attention on implementing a project that is will revolutionize the way PSP Investments approaches portfolio construction. Under its new total-portfolio framework, which Garant and his team plan to roll out later this year, PSP Investments will break down each of its assets into…

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