Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce
RBC Capital Markets
Cordially Invite Members and Guests to a
Lunch discussion with
CEO & President
OMERS Strategic Investments
Jacques joined OMERS January 1, 2009 and assumed the role of President and CEO of OMERS Strategic Investments. He plays a key role in the continuing evolution of OMERS into a global investment institution alongside major international capital pools.
Under his leadership, OMERS Strategic Investments is advancing OMERS global footprint (with OMERS Worldwide offices now in Calgary, London, New York City and Toronto) by building long-term strategic investment platforms, including OMERS Energy, OMERS Ventures and others, and developing relationships with, and sourcing and creating attractive investment opportunities in collaboration with, other long-term institutional investors globally. OMERS Strategic Investments recently launched, together with Pension Fund Association of Japan and Mitsubishi Corporation led JIIP (including Mitsubishi, JBIC and MIZUHO), the GSIA (Global Strategic Investment Alliance) a ground-breaking “first of its kind” infrastructure investment platform to invest in large-scale infrastructure assets globally. Initial commitments totalled US$7.5 Billion with anticipated additional commitments to follow.
Prior to joining OMERS, Jacques, a graduate of Université Laval (Bacc. en droit, 1976), enjoyed an extremely accomplished career as a corporate and finance lawyer, both in Canada and internationally. His practice involved significant investments, financings and projects in numerous countries around the world. In addition, he co-founded one of Canada’s most respected business law firms and served in various leadership roles within his firm and its successor firm and for a number of corporate and non-profit boards.
OMERS is one of Canada’s largest pension funds with over $55.1 billion in net assets (equity). It provides first-class pension administration and innovative products and services to almost 420,000 members. Approximately one in every 20 employees working in the province of Ontario is an OMERS member. Through the OMERS Worldwide brand and OMERS Strategic Investments, OMERS Capital Markets, Oxford Properties, OMERS Private Equity and Borealis, our team of investment professionals uses a direct drive, active management investment strategy to invest in public and private market assets, including publicly-traded equities, fixed-income, infrastructure, private equity and real estate.
12:00pm - 02:00pm
Hilton Sydney Hotel, 488 George Street, Sydney
Cost: Members $60.00 Non-Members $80.00