In his previous position at ADIA, one of the largest sovereign wealth funds in the world, Lewis held a broad spectrum of roles including strategic asset allocation, quantitative research and alternative indexing activities. He also served on the Executive Committee and Tactical Asset Allocation Committee of the Strategy and Planning Department.
Prior to that, he worked at Caisse de dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ), where he led the analysis and risk monitoring of public and private investments in the CDPQ portfolio as Senior Vice President and Deputy Chief Risk Officer. He was also a member of the CDPQ Asset Allocation Committee. He received his PhD in Theoretical Physics from Sorbonne University, then known as Pierre and Marie Curie University, and received his M.Sc. in theoretical physics and a B.Sc. in mathematics and physics from the Université de Montréal
“This diverse background makes him an ideal candidate for the position,” said MacAlpine, citing Lewis’ experience in all asset classes in both public and private markets, including positions in portfolio construction, risk management, and fundamental and quantitative strategies.
Lewis’ appointment will take effect September 1st. At that time, he will officially lead a group of more than 100 investment professionals and oversee the advancement of CI GAM’s integrated global investment platform.
“I am excited and honored to join CI GAM in this important new role of Head of Investment Management,” said Lewis. “My career has been focused on achieving exceptional investment results and I seek to use my skills on behalf of CI GAM’s broad spectrum of clients, from individual investors to institutions.”