Cathryn E. Cranston

Fund Advisor at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board

Cathryn E. Cranston

Cathryn E. Cranston

Fund Advisor at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board

Biography

Cathryn E. Cranston is on the board of Toromont Industries Ltd. and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Ms. Cranston previously was Treasurer & Senior Vice President-Finance at Bank of Montreal and Treasurer & Senior Vice President-Finance at BMO Covered Bond Guarantor LP (a subsidiary of Bank of Montreal). Cathryn E. Cranston received an MBA and an undergraduate degree from the University of Manitoba.

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Number of Boards

3

Birthday

09/1960

Age

60

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President, Chief Executive Officer, Director at Toromont Industries Ltd.

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Former Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer at Toromont Industries Ltd.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

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Managing Director & Head of Global Strategic Relationships at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

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Senior Vice President & Chief Operations Officer at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

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Managing Director & Head of Global Funds, Private Capital at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

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Senior Managing Director, Capital Markets at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

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Executive Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

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Senior Managing Director, Infrastructure & Natural Resources at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

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Fund Advisor at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board

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Cathryn E. Cranston
Fund Advisor at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board
Education

The University of Manitoba is Western Canada’s first university, founded on February 28, 1877 just seven years after the province of Manitoba and only four years after the City of Winnipeg. The University of Manitoba is also home to a wide range of research centres and institutes, and Smartpark Research and Technology Park, a community of innovators that forges collaborations between university and industry.

Career History
Treasurer & Senior Vice President-Finance
Prior

BMO Covered Bond Guarantor LP provides guarantor services to a bank with respect to its programs. The firm is a limited partnership established under the laws of the Province of Ontario whose principal business is to provide a guarantee of the obligations of the Bank of Montreal (Bank) pursuant to covered bonds issued by the Bank, pursuant to the Bank’s Global Registered Covered Bond Program and certain ancillary activities. The company is headquartered in Ontario, Canada.

Treasurer & Senior Vice President-Finance
2009 - 2017

Bank of Montreal engages in the provision of banking and financial services to individuals and institutions. It operates through the following segments: Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking (Canadian P&C) and United States Personal and Commercial Banking (U.S. P&C). The Canadian P&C segment refers to retail banking and financial operations in Canada. The U.S. P&C segment offers retail banking and financial solutions in United States. The company was founded by Robert Armour, John C. Bush, Austin Cuvillier, George Garden, Horatio Gates, James Leslie, George Moffatt, John Richardson and Thomas A. Turner on June 23, 1817 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Fund Advisor
Current

OTPP’s investments are well-diversified across a mix of public and private Canadian and non-Canadian equities, inflation-sensitive investments, fixed-income securities and real assets (real estate and infrastructure). An eleven-member board, appointed by the OTF and the Ontario government, oversees the administration of the pension plan and reports on its funding status. The firm's internally managed active equity investments are selected using bottom-up analysis to identify and invest in undervalued stocks. The majority of their investments in public companies are managed internally. They invest in commodities as a hedge against the cost of paying inflation-protected pensions. OTPP invests mainly through swap agreements linked to the S&P GSCI Total Return Index. The index is heavily-weighted towards oil and gas. They also invest in real assets such as real estate, infrastructure and timberland to generate returns that are linked to changes in inflation and act as a hedge against the cost of paying pensions.

Boards & Committees
Independent Director
2013 - Current

Toromont Industries Ltd. operates through two business segments: The Equipment Group and CIMCO. The Equipment Group includes one of the larger Caterpillar dealerships by revenue and geographic territory in addition to industry leading rental operations. CIMCO is a market leader in the design, engineering, fabrication and installation of industrial and recreational refrigeration systems. Each segment offers comprehensive product support capabilities. The Company's common shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange - Stock Symbol TIH.

Board Member
Current

OTPPB is an active, global investor that manages investment portfolio for the benefit of present and future plan members and their survivors. The firm seeks to achieve superior returns and manage related risks to ensure the long-term sustainability of the pension plan. With board oversight, the plan's management manages both the policy and asset mix together under their expanded OneTeachers' total-fund strategy. Management determines exposure to each asset class within ranges approved by the board. Their asset mix includes equities, fixed income, inflation sensitive assets and real assets (real estate, infrastructure and real-rate products), and they make sure that they maintain broad diversification among their assets. OTPPB also uses absolute return strategies, which enable them to earn positive returns that are uncorrelated to other asset groups. The firm employs these strategies internally to capitalize on market inefficiencies.

Director
Current

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan functions as a pension/retirement fund. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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