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Backpack to Briefcase: Paul Kapsos

Cinema Studies alumnus, Paul Kapsos (BA 1992, MBA 1999), recently returned to Innis College to speak to students and alumni on his wide ranging experiences at UofT.  As part of the Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) series, co-hosted by the Cinema Studies Institute and the Departments of History, English and Political Science, Mr. Kapsos discussed his UofT education and his career path, offering valuable advice on how to remain engaged and involved in the University community.

Paul KapsosMr. Kapsos, Director, Emerging Markets at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, stressed the importance of getting involved in extra- and co-curricular programs, placing particular emphasis on travel.  He reminded students that the “world is getting smaller”, urging them to be curious and explore whenever possible.  Following the discussion, Innis Café hosted a networking reception as students and alumni took every opportunity to engage Mr. Kapsos and ask questions.

Paul Kapsos is Director, Emerging Markets in the Public Equities department of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board. He manages a team responsible for research and stock selection in listed equity securities across a range of developing economies in Asia, Latin America and Africa, as well as contributing to the overall emerging markets strategy of the department and the fund. Paul started his investment career with Teachers’ in 1999, and left to work in research and portfolio management positions with TD Asset Management, AMI Partners and CPPIB before returning to this role in 2010. He has a BA (Cinema Studies) and an MBA (Valedictorian, Class of 1999) from the University of Toronto as well as an MA (Film Studies) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is a CFA charterholder.

The next b2B event will be held on March 19, 2013 with alumni speaking on three things they wish they knew when graduating.  For event details and registration, Click Here.


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