Appointment Notice – Kevin LeBlanc
The Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO) announced today that Kevin LeBlanc has been appointed its inaugural Chief Operating Officer, effective October 22, 2018. He reports to President and Chief Executive Officer, Bert Clark and will be based in IMCO’s Toronto office.
Mr. LeBlanc is a former executive with TD Bank, where he spent more than 20 years in progressively senior asset management roles. As Chief Operating Officer with TD Asset Management Inc., he oversaw trading for equity, fixed income, currency and derivatives and led the organization’s development of indexed products and liability-driven investing methodologies. He also guided the integration of one of TD’s investment subsidiaries in the United States. Most recently, Mr. LeBlanc was Managing Director of Operations at one of Canada’s leading investment firms, which manages the portfolios of pension funds, foundations, endowments and corporations across the country.
“Kevin brings deep experience in driving operational excellence within complex investment firms,” said Bert Clark, President and CEO. “Creating a world-class operations team is critical, as we strive to be the investment partner of choice for public funds in Ontario. Kevin’s extensive background makes him the clear choice to move us forward.”
Mr. LeBlanc will manage IMCO’s operations and will develop a plan that supports the firm’s long-term growth and evolution. He will oversee the effective integration and deployment of key functions across the organization, including Information Technology, Investment Finance and Operations, and Strategic Development and Project Management.
Mr. LeBlanc has an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and has received undergraduate degrees in Business and Computer Science, both from the University of New Brunswick. He also holds a CFA designation and is a member of the Investment Committee at the University of New Brunswick and the Vice Chair of the Portfolio Management Association of Canada.
The Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO) manages $61.6 billion of assets on behalf of its clients. IMCO’s mandate is to provide broader public-sector institutions with investment management services, including portfolio construction advice, better access to a diverse range of asset classes and sophisticated risk management capabilities. IMCO is an independent organization, operating at arm’s length from government and guided by a highly experienced and professional Board of Directors. For more information, visit www.imcoinvest.com and follow us on Twitter @IMCOinvest.