Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) has appointed Nicole
Musicco to lead its public equities team beginning next year.
Musicco is currently regional managing director at OTPP’s
Hong Kong office, where she relocated last year. Upon returning to OTPP’s Toronto
headquarters in January, she will replace Wayne Kozun as senior vice president,
public equities. Kozun is leaving the pension fund after more than 20 years,
OTPP said in a statement.
Musicco joined OTPP in 2002 in the private equity team and
helped establish the Hong Kong base, which opened in 2013.
In her role overseeing the pension’s Asian operations,
Musicco “has the oversight responsibility for managing the full cycle of OTPP’s
opportunity in origination, analysis, value creation, and execution of
investment activities in Asia Pacific,” the pension fund said. Her replacement
in Hong Kong has yet to be announced.
Kozun was appointed to the public equities role in February
as part of a leadership overhaul following the arrival of Bjarne
Graven Larsen as CIO at the start of the year. Kozun was previously senior
vice president for fixed income and alternatives, and has worked at OTPP since
The management overhaul also included new
senior vice president roles for Ziad Hindo (capital markets), Andrew
Claerhout (infrastructure and natural resources), and Michael Wissell
OTPP had C$77.5 billion (US$59.3 billion) in equities at the
end of 2015.
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