Rajiv Silgardo was appointed to the OMERS AC Board effective January 1, 2020 on the nomination of the Ontario Professional Fire Fighters Association. He serves as a member of the Investment and the Human Resources Committees.
Mr. Silgardo has over 30 years’ experience in the investment industry as a senior executive and in the area of institutional asset and pension management. He has recently retired as President and CEO of UBC Investment Management Trust, where he oversaw the allocation and investment of the University’s Endowment and Pension portfolios. Prior to joining UBC in December 2016, Mr. Silgardo was Co-CEO of BMO Global Asset Management (BMO GAM) where he helped establish and grow BMO GAM from approximately $50 billion in assets under management in 2009 to over $300 billion by mid-2016. Earlier, Mr. Silgardo spent 14 years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI). With more than US$2 trillion in assets under management ultimately, BGI grew to become the world’s largest and pre-eminent institutional investment firm. Mr. Silgardo served as President and CEO in Canada.
In addition to OMERS, Mr. Silgardo serves on the Board of Directors of Grayhawk Investment Services. He is a past member of the Investment Committee of the Vancouver Foundation, the TSX Trading Advisory Committee and of the Board of Governors of the Bishop Strachan School in Toronto. He has also served on the Board of Directors of Canada Exchange Traded Fund Association.
Mr. Silgardo received his B. Comm (Honours) and M. Com degrees from Delhi University, India, and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a CFA Charterholder.