Brandon Gill New is joining the Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) this month in the new position of managing director, head of external partnerships.
Based in AIMCo’s Toronto office, she joins a team investing in externally managed absolute return and long-only equity investments for the C$164 billion ($120 billion) fund that oversees public fund assets and pension funds based in Edmonton, Alberta.
Making the announcement on LinkedIn, she expressed excitement for the next chapter in her career following almost six years at OPTrust, where most recently she was head of Multi-Strategy Investing and Digital Assets within the Capital Markets Group at OPTrust — one of Canada’s largest pension funds, which administers the OPSEU Pension Plan.
At OPTrust she provided strategic direction and oversight over a number of strategies within the plan’s portfolio of C$6 billion externally managed public markets funds.
Prior to joining OPTrust in early 2018, Gill New was a director at BMO Capital Partners, a proprietary private debt and equity fund at Bank of Montreal. She also spent a decade at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, where she was a portfolio manager in the Alternative Investments Division managing a portfolio of global hedge funds and esoteric investment funds, and as an assistant portfolio manager in the public equities division covering emerging markets equities.