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June 10, 2021

CI Global Asset Management appoints new head of investment management

By Verdict Staff

CI Global Asset Management (CI GAM), a unit of CI Financial, has appointed Marc-André Lewis to the newly created role of head of investment management, effective 1 September 2021.

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The company has also named Lewis as its executive vice-president.

Lewis is joining CI GAM from the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), where he was head of portfolio construction.

During his time at ADIA, he was responsible for strategic asset allocation, quantitative research, and alternative indexing activities at the organisation.

In addition, he was part of the executive committee and tactical asset allocation committee for its Strategy and Planning Department.

Prior to joining ADIA Lewis worked as senior vice-president and deputy chief risk officer at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. He was also a member of the CDPQ asset allocation committee.

Commenting on the appoint, CI Financial CEO Kurt MacAlpine said: “The appointment of our first-ever head of Investment Management is a critical step in the transformation of CI GAM from a multi-boutique investment model to an integrated global investment manager.”

MacAlpine also added that Lewis’ diverse background, which spans across public and private markets, asset classes, portfolio construction, risk management, and fundamental and quantitative strategies, made him the ideal candidate for this role.

The appointment follows the company’s decision to combine its in-house investment boutiques under CI Global Asset Management brand.

In his new role, Lewis will oversee the continued development of CI GAM’s integrated global investment platform and head over a group of over 100 investment professionals.

Lewis, who will be based in Toronto, said: “CI Financial has made incredible progress in executing on its new strategy over the past 18 months and I look forward to contributing to the modernization of its asset management business.”

In February this year, CI GAM filed and also secured a receipt for a preliminary prospectus for a Bitcoin ETF, working with diversified asset firm, Galaxy Digital.

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Europe has been identified as one of the most favorable regions for investors, seeing high investment activity in the past year. Most of these investments have been through Debt Offering, valued at close to $700 billion. The region has provided attractive investments in a diverse set of companies. Companies who tend to major themes such Digital Media, Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, E-commerce, and Big Data are recording the highest number of deals, with Digital Media recording close to 2,000 deals. However, GlobalData’s whitepaper offers a full view of the market, analyzing less successful or attractive points of investment as well, examining statistics on Equity Offering investments and PE/VC deals. Understand how government agencies for economies around the world use GlobalData Explorer to:  
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  • Identify the top sectors in the target market attracting the investments
  • For any investment segment, identify the top Investors inside and outside the target economy that are already investing in the Segment
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