Rachel Volynsky

Chief Investment Officer

Rachel Volynsky joined Mercer Canada as Chief Investment Officer in September 2019, focusing on leading the OCIO Investment Team in Canada. Rachel is based in the Toronto office. Rachel is also the Global Chair Mercer’s Equities Portfolio Management and a member of the Global Liquid Alternative Committee. She is currently responsible for overseeing portfolios of multiple and diverse institutional clients and Private Wealth, with the help of 20+ member team that she recruited and built.

With over 25 years of capital allocation experience, Rachel brings significant expertise in the management of public and private markets investment and growing assets for industry-leading global asset managers. Prior to joining Mercer, Rachel held several senior leadership roles with major investment firms in Canada and the United States, as well as with one of the largest pension funds in North America. Her most recent role was Head of Equities, SEI Canada, where she led the restructuring effort of the flagship funds. Prior to that Rachel was a Senior Global portfolio manager, Head of Research at a leading Sustainability asset manager in the US.

Rachel has obtained an International Master of Business Administration from the Shulich School of Business, York University and is a CFA charterholder. She is also fluent and conversant in five languages.

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Day 1: May 3, 2023

9:00 am

9:00 am


Global and North American outlook and the implications for institutional investors: A look ahead through 2023

Cheap money is over, consumers are anxious about the cost of living and businesses are dealing with new supply chain challenges. Make your investment decisions and manager choices wisely. Take away specific solutions to:

  • Address the looming potential recession and inflationary pressures: the peaks and troughs ahead
  • Invest with impact: It’s here to stay; discover regulatory and legislative developments
  • Embrace disruption: new technologies, new working styles and changing supply chains
  • Recognize the impact on the bond market

Ensure your investment decisions and manager options are sound to bolster your capital.

Day 2: May 4, 2023