Deb Barnes

Managing Director, Capital Markets Risk, Toronto

Deb Barnes

Managing Director, Capital Markets Risk, Toronto

Deb Barnes

Deb Barnes

Managing Director, Capital Markets Risk

Deb joined OMERS Capital Markets in December 2020 as the Managing Director, Capital Markets Risk. Prior to OMERS, Deb spent 15 years at QIC, an Australian-headquartered asset management firm that specialises in Fixed Income, Infrastructure, Private Equity and Real Estate. Deb began her career in Risk in 2016 after 10 years in QIC’s Global Fixed Income team. From 2011 to 2015 Deb led QIC’s Global Trading function from London which executed trades across fixed income, currency, equity and commodity markets.
 
Deb graduated from the University of Queensland (Australia) in 2005 with a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Information Technology. Over the last 8 years, Deb’s commitment to learning has led to Executive Education studies at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Harvard Business School in the areas of leadership and advanced risk management. Since 2018, Deb has returned to HBS annually to present to their Executive Education cohort on the application of learnings from the Risk Management for Corporate Leaders program.
 
In 2019 Deb was appointed to  the University of Queensland’s Advisory Board for the UQ School of Economics and the Advisory Board for Trust, Ethics and Governance. Deb is Chapter Vice President of RIMS Australasia, a global, not for profit organisation dedicated to the advancement of best practice risk management.