Edwin D. Cass – Senior Managing Director & Chief Investment Strategist


Ed is responsible for overall fund level investment strategy.  He chairs the Investment Planning Committee, which approves all new investment programs and oversees all portfolio risks, including passive, active, credit and liquidity risk.  Ed has been with the CPP Investment Board since 2008, initially heading up the Global Capital Markets group during the financial crisis.  He then subsequently headed up the Global Corporate Securities group and then the Global Tactical Asset Allocation team, all within the Public Market Investments department.

Prior to joining CPPIB, he was Managing Director and Co-Chief Investment Officer for Fortress Investment Group’s Drawbridge Relative Value Fund where he was responsible for the development and execution of fixed income, currency, stock index and commodity trading strategies. With over 25 years of investment experience, Ed previously held senior positions at Deutsche Bank Canada and TD Securities.

Ed holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Theoretical Physics from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School.

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