Rajiv Silgardo

Board Member

Rajiv has over 30 years’ experience in the investment industry as a senior executive and in the area of quantitative asset management.

Prior to joining UBC Investment Management Trust in December 2016, Rajiv was Co-CEO of BMO Global Asset Management. After joining the Bank of Montreal in 2009, Rajiv helped establish and grow BMO GAM from approximately $50 billion in assets under management to over $300 billion. Before BMO, Rajiv spent 14 years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI). With $2.2 trillion in assets under management, BGI was the world’s largest and pre-eminent investment firm. Rajiv’s most recent position at BGI was as President and CEO in Canada.

Rajiv is currently a member of the Investment Committee of the Vancouver Foundation. He is a past member of the TSX Trading Advisory Committee and of the Board of Governors of the Bishop Strachan School in Toronto. He has also served on the Advisory Board at The Ted Rogers School of Business at Ryerson University and the Board of Directors of CETFA (Canada Exchange Traded Fund Association).

Rajiv has been a frequent speaker at industry and media events, and is recognized as a thought-leader in the investment industry. In 2008 he was voted one of the 10 most powerful and influential people in the Canadian investment industry.

Rajiv received his B. Comm (Honours) and M.Com degrees from Delhi University, India, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a CFA Charterholder.


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