Aaron Bennett is UPP’s Chief Investment Officer and leads all aspects of our global investment strategy and operations. He works closely with the Executive Leadership Team and Investment Department leaders to drive and evolve UPP’s innovative, risk-optimized investment platform grounded on the Plan’s mission of retirement security and sustainable investing.

A seasoned and versatile portfolio manager, Aaron brings over 16 years of investment experience at highly respected organizations, with expertise in strategic asset allocation and responsible investing. He has a deep understanding of total fund asset mix strategy and risk management and has managed globally diversified portfolios of public and private assets. He is also a recognized leader in sustainable investing and ESG initiatives. Across his roles at Jarislowsky Fraser Global Investment Management, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and mid-sized Canadian boutique investment banks, Aaron has supported the continuous improvement of systemic and robust investment analysis, policy formulation and strategic implementation across portfolios and asset classes.

Aaron holds a B.Sc Honours (Biology) from Queen’s University, an MBA from the Ivey School of Business Western University and is a CFA Charterholder.