Investment Team

Blake Hutcheson
Blake Hutcheson
Chief Investment Officer, Real Estate and Strategic Investments

Blake Hutcheson became OMERS Chief Investment Officer, Real Estate and Strategic Investments, on September 1, 2014. In this role, his responsibilities include being the President and CEO of Oxford Properties Group, the investment, development...

Mr. Hutcheson is one of Canada's leading real estate executives and entrepreneurs. Under his leadership in recent years, Oxford has expanded its portfolio and platform in each of the three target markets of Canada, Europe and the US, and has continued to grow the company’s reputation as a leader in the commercial real estate industry.

Prior to OMERS, Mr. Hutcheson was the Head of Global Real Estate with Mount Kellett Capital Management, a New York-based private equity firm with offices in key locations around the globe. Prior to that, he was President of the Canadian, Latin American, and Mexican operations for CB Richard Ellis, the world's largest real estate services company.

A graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Mr. Hutcheson also completed a Graduate Diploma in International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and a Master's Degree in Real Estate Development at Columbia University.

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Satish Rai
Satish Rai
Chief Investment Officer, Capital Markets

Satish Rai was appointed Chief Investment Officer, Capital Markets in January 2015. In this role, he is responsible for all publicly-traded asset classes in OMERS pension fund portfolio...

A 30-year veteran of the investment sector, Mr. Rai’s career includes extensive experience in active equity and fixed income portfolio management. Prior to joining OMERS, he served as Chief Investment Officer at TD Asset Management, overseeing $250 billion in assets under management. At TDAM Mr. Rai also acted as Chair of the Committee of the Advancement of Visible Minorities in Leadership Roles and member of the Diversity Leadership Council.

Mr. Rai holds a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He has previously been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 Industry Leaders Under 40, and in 2006 he received the Alumni Achievement Medal from the University of Waterloo Faculty of Mathematics.

Mr. Rai is actively involved in the community, including through service on the Board of Governors, Finance Committee and Investment Committee of the University of Waterloo and as a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization/World Presidents’ Organization. In addition, he serves on Toronto Global’s Board of Directors. He is also a past member of the boards of the Toronto East General Hospital Foundation and Women in Capital Markets.

Michael Rolland
Michael Rolland
Chief Investment Officer, Private Markets

Michael Rolland was appointed OMERS Chief Investment Officer, Private Markets on September 1, 2014. In this role, his responsibilities include being the President and CEO of OMERS Infrastructure...

OMERS directly owns and actively manages the significant majority of its private market investments. Overseeing OMERS Private Markets portfolios, with net equity investments in excess of C$18 billion, Mr. Rolland leads international teams that focus on disciplined investing in high-quality companies with strong management that are well suited to delivering stable, long term returns to allow OMERS to meet its pension obligations.

In his 15 years at OMERS, Mr. Rolland has been directly responsible for leading the evolution of OMERS infrastructure investment arm into a leading global investor in large-scale assets.

Mr. Rolland has a diverse background in accounting, commercial finance and a broad range of industry sectors and holds the Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Accountant designations. He holds an Honours Business Administration Degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business.