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Arthur Guimaraes

Chief Operating Officer and Head of Defined Contribution at University of California Investments

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Arthur is Chief Operating Officer at the University of California Office of the Chief Investment Officer of the Regents (UC Investments). He is responsible for managing the $24 billion defined contribution pension plan and leading the investment operations and administration teams, responsible for data management, investment performance, investment valuations and compliance. At UC Investments, Arthur and his team are implementing a new data centric, investment decision making focused operational platform with innovative new tools and technologies.

Prior to UC Investments, Arthur spent five years at Alberta Investment Management Corporation where most recently he led the Investment Middle Office. Arthur spent the last two years leading a large scale, transformational, program of change known as 'AIMCo Innovations', which implemented a centralized data warehouse and new accounting system, saw improvements to investment process and development of the target operating model. Previously Arthur led the various Investment Operations teams.

Prior to joining AIMCo, Arthur spent five years with Manulife Financial. During his tenure, he held roles in Individual Wealth Management, Canadian Controllers, and Group Retirement Solutions with diverse mandates ranging from financial planning and forecasting, to reporting and strategic planning, and ultimately to product development and marketing. Before moving into corporate roles, Arthur worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers, in business valuation and audit.

Arthur is a graduate of the Schulich School of Business at York University in Canada. He has instructed in both the BBA and MBA programs there and has served as an instructor for Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario as a CA, CPA and CBV.