Alberta Investment Management Corporation Appoints James Barber Executive Vice President, Public Equities

EDMONTON, AB, July 6, 2021 / CNW / – Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jacques Barbier as Executive Vice President, Public Actions. M. Barber joined AIMCo on July 14th, 2021.

Alberta Investment Management Corporation (CNW Group / Alberta Investment Management Corporation)

“I am delighted to welcome James to the AIMCo investment team as the new Executive Vice President, Public Equities,” said Dale macmaster, Director of Investments. “James is an accomplished investment executive with global experience who is uniquely positioned to meet the changing public equity needs of AIMCo clients. “


Jacques Barbier is a strong client-focused global investor who was most recently Co-Founder and Managing Partner of AMP Investment Partners, after serving as Chief Investment Officer – Equities at Russell Investments for seven years.

James has extensive experience developing and leading global investment teams, designing investment processes, product innovation, and managing multi-strategy portfolios and research teams across different regions. During his career, he has acquired in-depth knowledge of the industry in portfolio construction, manager research, quantitative research, predictive analysis, forecasting, factor investing, optimization and risk management, all leveraged to drive performance, innovation and growth for its clients.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Barber managed global and regional portfolios at SEI in the UK and United States after a successful career in consulting and litigation at KPMG in South Africa

James holds a bachelor’s degree in science, statistics and economics from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, holder of an MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand and holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst Charter. He completed the advanced management program at Harvard Business School.

About the Alberta Investment Management Corporation

AIMCo is one of from Canada the largest and most diversified institutional investment managers with more than $ 129 billion assets under management. AIMCo was created on January 1, 2008 with a mandate to provide our clients with superior long-term investment results. AIMCo operates at arm’s length from the government of Alberta and invests globally on behalf of 32 pension, endowment and government funds in the province of Alberta.

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