Robert Lavigne is Managing Director, Economic Research, and in this role he serves as an active member of OMERS Capital Market’s leadership group—while also playing a key role in advising the investment team. He also provides economic and capital market analysis to OCM and OMERS. He joined OMERS in 2015. Prior to joining OMERS, Robert worked at the Bank of Canada on a wide variety of issues related to global macroeconomics and policies. In particular, he advised Canadian policymakers on Canadian positions at the G20 and International Monetary Fund (IMF). In his most recent role at the Bank of Canada, as Division Head of the Advanced Economies Division, he focused on the economic outlooks for Europe and Japan. He has policy and research experience regarding both advanced and emerging economy themes. Robert holds a Master’s degree in International Economics, University of Montreal, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of Aix-Marseille II.