Dr. Marlene Puffer is a member of the Board of Trustees and she is Chair of the Asset-Liability Committee of the Hospitals of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP), one of Canada’s largest pension plans. The Asset-Liability Committee oversees all aspects of the leading-edge liability-driven investment strategy that makes extensive use of derivatives and alternative asset classes.
Dr. Puffer created and implemented a Liability-Driven Investment strategy (LDI) for NAV CANADA’s $3Billion pension plan using derivatives. She was responsible for all aspects of investment management and asset mix for the pension fund. She restructured the real estate and equity portfolios. The strategy reduced the volatility of the plan’s solvency ratio and improved the risk profile of the pension fund. She worked closely with the Board, senior management, unions and the plan actuaries to develop a governance process for the pension plan including risk assessment, risk budgeting, optimization, and risk monitoring.
January 13, 2010. Panel discussion with Jonathan Tetrault and Malcolm Hamilton. CPBI Ontario – Pension Investment Forecast 2010, Toronto, Ontario.
September 27-29, 2009, Treasury Management Association Conference, Niagara Falls, Ontario.
September 27-29, 2009, “Impact of Today’s Environment and Market Intervention on Bond and Money Markets”. Treasury Management Association Conference, Niagara Falls, Ontario, with David Schaffner.
October 20, 2008, Insight Fixed Income Conference, Toronto, ON. The presentation focussed on the differences between Canadian and US mortgage markets and implications for Canadian bond markets. Marlene Puffer was a featured speaker for the third year in a row.Read the Article
Dr. Puffer sat on the Pension Committee and on the Board at Havergal College. Pension Committee 2006 – 2009; Finance and Audit Committee 2006 – 2008
November 20, 2007, International Foundation, Foundations for Trustees 2 Pensions, San Antonio, TX
October 29-30, 2007, Insight Fixed Income Conference, Toronto, ON. Featured Speaker.