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Steve Mahoney

CFA, FSA, CAIA, PRM

Chief Investment Officer

Nova Scotia Pension Services Corporation

Steve Mahoney was appointed NS Pension’s Chief Investment Officer on April 1, 2022.
Steve was born and raised in Nova Scotia. His career started with the Maritime Life Assurance Company as an Investment and Actuarial Analyst. He then moved on to Keel Capital as a Risk Manager and then to the Halifax Regional Municipality Pension Plan also as a Risk Manager. Steve worked for six years at Morneau Shepell (now LifeWorks) as a Partner in their investment consulting division. He was then with Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group in Toronto as Vice President of Institutional Sales prior to joining NSPSC in 2022 as Chief Investment Officer.
Steve’s education includes a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) degree from Mount Allison University and a Bachelor of Education degree from St. Francis Xavier University. He also holds several professional designations including Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), and Professional Risk Manager (PRM). 

Anne-Sophie van Royen

Ph.D

Managing Director, Fundamental Systematic Management

CDPQ

Dr. Anne-Sophie van Royen has been Managing Director at CDPQ since May 2019. She oversees the Fundamental Systematic Management team, whose mandate involves developing infrastructure and optimizing quantitative equity investment analytical capacity.

Dr. van Royen has worked in finance for over 20 years. Prior to joining CDPQ, she worked at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, advising the investment committee on matters pertaining to tactical asset allocation. From 2011 to 2016, she was head of Quantitative Trading in the Investment Solutions division at UBS. She headed the Global Macro/Global Tactical Asset Allocation Group at Credit Suisse from 2004 to 2011. Prior to that, she was Vice-President, first at State Street Associates, where she was responsible for the development of risk management technology and asset management modeling, then at Columbia Management Group, where she was responsible for tactical asset allocation. She began her career in Mergers and Acquisitions at Goldman Sachs in London.

Dr. van Royen holds Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in Mathematical Economics from the Université de Paris-Sorbonne. She also holds an M.A. in Business Studies from HEC Paris and a B.A. in Psychology from the Université de Paris-Saint‑Denis.

She has published articles in a variety of professional investment journals, including the Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Portfolio Management, Journal of Derivatives and Journal of Forecasting. She is a past President of the Society of Quantitative Analysts in New York and was an advisor in the Department of Mathematical Science at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Kevin Zhu

CFA

Managing Director, Head of Portfolio Construction Group

OPTrust

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