Long-Term Investment Organization (LTIO)
Christian Racicot is the founder and CEO of the Institutional Investors Roundtable (IIR), where he also sits on the Board of Directors. Created in 2011, the IIR is a not-for-profit, independent, apolitical and by-invitation-only platform for the world’s leading global asset owners (mainly pension plans and sovereign wealth funds) to identify and collaborate on private market investment opportunities and challenges of long-term strategic importance for them. As of October 2019, the IIR comprised over 45 asset owners with collective assets exceeding US $13 trillion, representing over 75% of the institutional capital available for long-term investment in the world.
He is also the founding CEO of the Long Term Investment Organization, a not-for-profit, independent and apolitical organization created on the initiative of the IIR whose mission is to foster collaboration among global asset owners, national governments, philanthropic organizations and other non-commercial organizations around investment strategies essential to long-term sustainable economic development that require large-scale, long-term capital such as: investments and disruption arising from climate change, need for new infrastructure worldwide (“infrastructure gap”), global threats around healthcare, food and water challenges and investments required in assets underpinning the economic development of developing economies, etc..
Prior to establishing the IIR and the Long-Term Investment Organization, Christian was a partner at BCF LLP, a leading Canadian law firm based in Montreal and Quebec City of which he founded the Quebec City branch in 2001, and where he was specializing in commercial and corporate law.
He received a Bachelor of Laws from Laval University (Quebec) in 1983 and was admitted to the Bar of the province of Quebec in 1985. He also received a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the Richard Ivey School of Business (University of Western Ontario, Canada) in 1989.
Christian is a member of the Sustainable Markets Council created in September 2019 by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales in collaboration with the World Economic Forum in response to the increasing threats posed by climate change and biodiversity loss.