Department leadership

Dr. Jagdeep BachherJagdeep Singh Bachher
Chief Investment Officer and Vice President of Investments
10 years experience; joined UC on April 1, 2014

Jagdeep Singh Bachher is responsible for managing the UC pension, endowment, short-term, and total-return investment pools. He reports directly to the Board of Regents on investment matters and the chief financial officer on administrative issues related to managing a group of more than 60 investment professionals and staff.

Before joining the UC system, Bachher was an executive vice president of venture and innovation for one of Canada’s largest and most diversified investment fund managers. He was with Alberta Investment Management Corp (AIMCo), based in Edmonton since 2009. He also served as the corporation’s deputy chief investment officer and chief operating officer. With an investment portfolio of more than $66 billion (U.S. dollars), AIMCo invests globally on behalf of public sector pension plans, provincial endowments, and government funds.

Prior to his position at AIMCo, he served as president at JH Investments (Delaware) LLC and worked in the U.S. Wealth Management, Canadian, and Investments divisions of Manulife Financial. Before joining Manulife, he was an entrepreneur. He is a visiting scholar in the Global Projects Center at Stanford University and chairman emeritus of the Institutional Investors Roundtable, a leading financial think tank. He is also a member of Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) and the Institute of Corporate Directors. Bachher received his Ph.D. and M.A.Sc. degrees in management sciences and B.A.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering from University of Waterloo. He has been a champion for change in the investment business and gained an international reputation as an innovator.