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  • Juan A. Blackwell
  • Director, Head of Credit and Counterparty Risk Management
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, Canada

Juan leads Credit and Counterparty Risk Management (CCRM) at Ontario Teachers’, a pioneering pension plan that invests globally via derivatives and other alternative investments.
CCRM at Teachers’ entails using market implied metrics and fundamental analysis to assess the probability of default for a global portfolio of the largest and most complex financial institutions, measuring PFEs and then structuring collateralized derivative and securities financing agreements to ensure losses given failure are de minimis after accounting for entity specific default probabilities.
Prior to joining Teachers’ in May 2013, Juan spent eight years at the Toronto-Dominion Bank and TD Securities. As a Vice-President in corporate and investment banking, he led lenders focused on direct, margin, toe-hold, and structured financings.
Juan’s global experience includes structured financings in over 40 countries.
Born in Venezuela, raised in Toronto and Central America, Juan studied Economics at Ave Maria University’s campus in Nicaragua and obtained his MBA from L’ École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) de Montréal. Juan pursues global views of capital markets, market infrastructures and investment risks.