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ATRF Investment Management

Derek Brodersen, Chief Investment Officer

Derek Brodersen is responsible for the development and implementation of investment policies and strategies, as well as the overall management of the investment portfolio.

Mr. Brodersen joined ATRF in February 1997 as Portfolio Manager, Equities; he assumed the role of Chief Investment Officer in September 2008.

Mr. Brodersen holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Manitoba, an MBA from York University and CFA and ICD.D designations.

He serves on the board of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance and the Board Investment Committee of the University of Alberta.

Charlie Kim, Head of Public Equities

Charlie Kim is responsible for the management of ATRF's internal and global equity portfolios.  Mr. Kim participates in formulating investment strategy and determining ATRF's asset allocation as a senior member of the investment team.

Mr. Kim joined ATRF in September of 2008 as the Portfolio Manager, Equities.

Mr. Kim holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Finance Major, from the University of Alberta and a CFA designation.

Barry Petursson, Head of Real ​Estate

Barry Petursson is responsible for developing the strategic growth plan and ongoing development of ATRF’s Canadian and foreign real estate portfolios. Mr. Petursson participates in asset allocation decisions and contributes to the management of ATRF’s overall investment portfolio as a senior member of the investment team.

Mr. Petursson joined ATRF in June 2010 as the Portfolio Manager, Real Estate.

Mr. Petursson holds a B.A. from the University of Manitoba and a degree in Urban Land Economics from the University of BC. He also completed the Canadian Securities Course.

Gary Smith, Head of Investment Strategy and Risk

Gary Smith is responsible for the Investment Strategy and Risk area within ATRF. This area acts as a resource to the other investment areas and assumes responsibility for a number of key areas including investment strategy, asset allocation, macroeconomic research, investment risk management, hedging/derivative strategies and ESG (environmental, social and governance) strategies.

Dr. Smith has a PhD in Finance from the University of Alberta, an MBA from the University of Saskatchewan and is a CFA Charterholder.

Darryl Orom, Head of Absolute Return Investments

Darryl Orom is responsible for the oversight and management of ATRF's absolute return program. Mr. Orom participates in formulating investment strategy and determining the ATRF's asset allocation.

Mr. Orom joined ATRF in September 2007 as the Portfolio Analyst, External Funds.

Mr. Orom holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta, the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) designation and is a Fellow of CSI (FCSI).

Rakesh Saraf, Head of Private Inves​​​tments

Rakesh Saraf is responsible for developing the strategic growth plan and ongoing implementation of ATRF's private equity and infrastructure investment portfolios. Mr. Saraf participates in asset allocation decisions and contributes to the management of ATRF's overall investment portfolio as a senior member of the investment team.

Mr. Saraf joined ATRF in March 2010; he previously served as a Senior Vice President and Head of Private Equity at Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo).

Mr. Saraf holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Chennai, India, a Master of Management Studies from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, University of Mumbai, India, and a CFA designation. He also holds an ICD.D designation. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the Edmonton CFA Society.

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