Helen Beck

Senior Managing Director & Head of Equity Markets at Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec

Helen Beck

Helen Beck

Senior Managing Director & Head of Equity Markets at Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec

Biography

Helen Beck was appointed Executive Vice-President and Head of Equity Markets in April 2020. In this role, she oversees the teams responsible for portfolio strategy and investment and portfolio management for Equity Markets. As part of her role, she is the Chairperson of various investment committees. She is also a member of the CDPQ Executive and Investment-Risk Committees.

Ms. Beck joined CDPQ in 2014 as Senior Vice-President, Canadian Equity and Index Management, before being appointed Deputy Head of Equity Markets and then Head of Equity Markets. She has over 20 years of experience as an analyst and portfolio manager in the Canadian stock market. She began her career at the Montreal Exchange and spent 15 years with the CN Investment Division, where she managed the Canadian equity and North American equity portfolios, and was a member of the Division’s executive committee. Prior to joining CDPQ, she was Head of Canadian Equities and a Partner at Jarislowsky Fraser, where she served on the Investment Strategy Committee.

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Finance from Concordia University, is a CFA charterholder, and holds the Institute of Corporate Directors’ ICD.D designation.

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Birthday

1965

Age

55

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Executive Vice President & Head of Fixed Income at Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec

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Executive Vice President & Chief Risk Officer at Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec

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Managing Director of Portfolio Management at Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec

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Director, Infrastructure & Energy at Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec

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Deputy Finance Minister at Canada Department of Finance

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Executive Vice President & Head of Investments in Québec & Stewardship Investing at Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec

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Co-Chairman at The Carlyle Group LP (Real Assets)

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec

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Executive Vice President & Head of Infrastructure at Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec

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Head of Economic Analysis & Global Strategy at Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec

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Senior Managing Director & Head of Equity Markets at Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec
Education
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Class of 1987

Concordia University (commonly referred to as Concordia) is a public comprehensive university located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Founded in 1974 following the merger of Loyola College and Sir George Williams University, Concordia is one of the three universities in Quebec where English is the primary language of instruction.

Career History
Senior Managing Director & Head of Equity Markets
2014 - Current

Founded in 1965, Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec is one of the largest institutional fund managers in Canada and North America. They are the leading private equity investor in Canada and are also one of largest real estate asset managers in the world. The Caisse is headquartered in Québec, Canada.

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Jarislowsky, Fraser Limited is registered with the SEC as an investment adviser in the US under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. The firm manages pension funds, endowment funds, corporate and private portfolios for clients in North America and overseas.

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CNID invests the assets of the Canadian Railway Co. in a variety of asset classes including: cash and short-term investments; bonds; equities; real estate and; oil & gas assets. The CN Board of Directors reviews and confirms or amends the SIPP which includes the plans long-term asset class mix and related benchmark indices on an annual basis. The CN Investment Committee of the Board regularly compares the actual asset mix to the SIPP and the firm’s asset mix target and also evaluates the actual performance of the trust funds relative to the performance of the SIPP. This is calculated using the SIPP asset mix and the performance of the benchmark indices. The Board's approval is required for all major investments in illiquid securities. The SIPP allows the use of derivative financial instruments to implement strategies or to hedge or adjust existing or anticipated exposures and prohibits investments in securities of the Canadian National Railway Co. or their subsidiaries. The Pension and Investment Committee shall report annually to the Board on the adequacy of their mandate.

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