Tom Iannucci, MBA

Tom Iannucci is President of Cortex Applied Research. Since joining Cortex in 1991, he has worked to establish Cortex as an innovative and highly regarded advisory firm to institutional funds of all types and sizes. He has devoted his efforts to:

  • Governance and Board Effectiveness
  • Strategic Planning
  • Board Education and
  • Investment Consultant/OCIO Searches.

Tom has advised many public retirement systems and corporate pension plans in both the U.S. and Canada. He is a regular speaker at conferences across North America and has co-written various papers on board governance. He has served as a volunteer board member for the Integrative Management Challenge, an under-graduate business program at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

Tom holds a Bachelors of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and a MBA from York University in Toronto.

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Valter Viola, CFA, MBA

Valter Viola is Managing Director of Cortex and a principal of the firm, responsible for client service as well as research and development.

He was previously President and Founder of Holland Park Risk Management Inc., where he advised some of North America’s largest pension plans and other institutional investors on investment risk management, also providing risk measurement and monitoring services to small and mid-sized funds.

As the founding executive VP, Research and Risk Management at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Valter was responsible for total fund research and risk management for the largest single purpose pool of capital in Canada today. Valter was responsible for asset allocation, currency and other total fund research as a senior member of the Research and Economics Department of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, the largest single-profession pension plan in Canada today. He was also a member of Ontario Teachers' Investment Planning Committee and the portfolio manager of both the tactical asset allocation (TAA) and inflation-linked bond portfolios.

Valter holds a Bachelors of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto, MBA from the Ivey School of Business (Western University), practiced as a Chartered Accountant and is a CFA charterholder.

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