EDMONTON, Alta., March 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) is pleased to announce the appointment of Suzanne Akers as Chief Risk Officer. Ms. Akers will join the organization as of April 19, 2022.
“At AIMCo, effective and integrated risk management practices are essential for us to achieve our clients’ investment objectives,” said Evan Siddall, President and CEO, AIMCo. “To further strengthen AIMCo’s risk culture, we knew we needed someone with a proven track record in assessing and balancing risk as well as a proven track record in investing. Suzanne offers exactly that and I look forward to working with her as she continues to grow our risk and program management team.”
“AIMCo is a goal-driven organization that recognizes the importance of achieving effective integration of risk and investment functions. It is a distinct honor to join the organization and to have the opportunity to lead AIMCo’s risk management team,” said Ms. Akers, new Chief Risk Officer. “I look forward to meeting AIMCo’s pension, endowment and government fund clients and better understanding their unique goals, so that we can work together to achieve their goals.”
As Chief Risk Officer, Ms. Akers is responsible for leading AIMCo’s investment risk management and investment risk analysis functions, ensuring that the pursuit of each client is aligned with their risk appetite. She is also responsible for AIMCo’s enterprise risk management function, ensuring that there is broad recognition of all risks impacting the organization, with appropriate mitigating actions in place. square. Additionally, she will oversee AIMCo’s compliance function, serving as Chief Compliance Officer, ensuring the full integration of all of AIMCo’s risk functions. Ms. Akers will report to Mr. Siddall and be a member of the AIMCo Executive Committee.
“On behalf of the entire organization, I would like to express my gratitude to Andrew Tambonwho joined the organization at a critical inflection point in the evolution of our risk culture,” added Mr. Siddall. “Drawing on his diverse background and range of experiences, Andrew has navigated the implementation of our new risk management system deftly.
Ms. Akers takes on the role of Chief Risk Officer following the retirement of December 2021 by M. Tambone.
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Suzanne Akers more recently served as co-head of by Franklin Templeton Investment Risk Group, responsible for FT Equity, Balanced and Fixed Income strategies globally.
Since joining Franklin Templeton in 2002, Suzanne held senior positions in the Separately Managed Accounts, Institutional Sales and Alternative Strategies division. Previously, she worked at Morgan Stanley, where she held risk, operations and technology positions in new York and London.
Ms. Akers holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from princeton universityand an MBA from Stanford University where she was Arjay Miller learned. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, is a Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM), and is currently Vice Chair of the Global Association of Risk Professionals’ Buy Side Risk Managers Forum.
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AIMCo is one of from Canada largest and most diversified institutional investment managers with over $160 billion of assets under management. AIMCo was created on January 1, 2008, whose mandate is to provide its clients with superior long-term investment results. AIMCo operates independently 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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SOURCE Alberta Investment Management Corporation