OMERS in Asia Pacific video transcript
There's a couple of things that really make OMERS stand out,
we got a very clearly defined purpose, right
managing capital on behalf of
you know, our half a million members.
I joined OMERS primarily because
it's a mission driven organisation.
I love the culture, which thrives on
excellence, humility and inclusivity.
Sitting in Sydney and Singapore,
we're a long way away from Ontario.
However, ultimately we are here to help pay pensions
for OMERS five hundred thousand plus members in Ontario.
We're here in Asia PAC,
because the region brings a
broader suite of opportunities for the pension plan.
Both in terms of diversification,
but also risk-adjusted returns
that come from the higher growth.
We're really excited about the Asian investment opportunity
and the potential that the region offers.
About 40% of global GDP growth
globally over the next 10 years
is expected to come from Asia,
and we want to be well-positioned
to participate in
and capture that growth.
So I think, you know, OMERS really stands out
for our long term permanent capital
and that enables us to be
very patient investors.
When you think about us as a firm,
we are highly collaborative,
and also we are industry experts.
It's a the team of asset management that we bring across
our broader portfolio,
bring those to the deals and make sure that we
follow through and deliver on the investment mandate
by tapping into a broad pool of resources and
experience from our global operations.
I think if you spoke to any of our company CEOs today,
they would probably tell you that
we're a very reliable partner.
What we do gives growth and diversification
to the OMERS plan
and this helps us generate higher returns
in a more secure pension future for our members.
OMERS is a very high performance culture.
We value diverse perspectives,
I think we seek to review and collate
as many sort of diverse perspectives as possible
to arrive at the investment decision
that will work best for the members at OMERS.
But the most important part, I would say, is
the great set of people, which we have in the office.
The values of the organisation matches my
own values and that's very important for me.
So investing into sectors that we know well
enables us to earn the right
to sit next to CEOs and management teams
in terms of setting the strategy and direction
for companies' next leg of growth.
The interactions with us are
interactions with a very professional and agile team,
a team that values partnerships
and the team that should get the first call
and be the preferred partner.