TORONTO, Dec. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers') today announced that Jo Taylor has been appointed Managing Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and head of the London office.
In his new role, Mr. Taylor retains primary responsibility for Teachers' Private Capital and private equity investments in the region while assuming oversight for the full cycle of opportunity origination, analysis, value creation and execution of investment activities across asset classes.
In addition to setting the tone and direction of Teachers' investment activities in the EMEA market, Mr. Taylor, who joined the organization in 2012, will guide all advisory relationships within the region and becomes a member of Teachers' Investment Committee.
"Jo's expanded role reflects our commitment to growing our global presence and deepening our long-term relationships with our partners in key markets. His experience, relationship-building skills and his deal and market knowledge make him the ideal person for this new position," said Neil Petroff, Teachers' Executive Vice-President and Chief Investment Officer.
Teachers' will be opening an expanded London office at Portman Square in 2015 to accommodate a larger, multi-asset-class team. Teachers' established its London office in 2007. It has a diverse portfolio of assets in the region valued at approximately $21 billion as of December 31, 2013.
With $140.8 billion in net assets as of December 31, 2013, the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan is the largest single-profession pension plan in Canada. An independent organization, it invests the pension fund's assets and administers the defined benefit pensions of 307,000 active and retired teachers in Ontario. For more information, visit www.otpp.com. Follow us on Twitter @OtppInfo
SOURCE Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan