About the FIRCAP
The FIRCAP was created in 2015 by the QCC, a not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to contribute to the identification and resolution of capital market inefficiencies that lead to underinvestment in activities or sectors that generate societal benefit. More information on QCC is available at: https://qcconference.com.
FIRCAP staff and advisors
Christian RacicotChristian Racicot is the CEO of the FIRCAP. He is also the founder and CEO of the Institutional Investors Roundtable (www.iiroundtable.com), a not-for-profit platform for the senior investment executives of over 40 of the world’s leading asset owners (mainly pension and sovereign wealth funds) interested to collaborate around long-term, large scale private market investment. Christian received a Bachelor of Laws from Laval University in 1983 and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business (University of Western Ontario) in 1989. He is the founder of the Quebec City’s office of BCF, LLP, a leading Canadian business law firm with 200 professionals based mainly in Montreal and Quebec City, of which he is now a consulting partner.
Gordon, who is based in Switzerland, is a Director at the Institutional Investors Roundtable and the FIRCAP. He has extensive experience in the financial services industry, with a focus on corporate and investment governance. Most recently he was CEO of the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI), based in Melbourne. ACSI provides governance research and ownership services to Australian and international pension funds managing more than $1.8 trillion on behalf of 18 million fund members. Prior to leading ACSI, Gordon was Head of ESG Risk Management at the Future Fund, the Australian Government’s $160 billion sovereign wealth fund. His other experience includes working for the United Nations Environment Programme in Geneva, where he played a key role in creating the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment. Gordon was also employed as an investment consultant in Zurich, and as an investment banking analyst with Greenhill & Co. in London. In addition to his executive roles, Gordon is a member of the board of the Australian Government’s Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in geophysics from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Xanthe Boardman-Weston has recently joined IIR as Head of Connectivity. Prior to this, Xanthe worked at Terra Firma, a Private Equity firm based in London where she was Director for European Investor Relations. Xanthe worked for Terra Firma for 8 years.
Tom Rotherham-Winqvist is a Special Advisor to the FIRCAP and IIR. After acting as Vice-President of the IIR for 5 years and FIRCAP for 3 years, he moved on to become Managing Director at Wafra, where he is responsible for strategic initiatives and global partnerships as well as setting up a new London office, and will be working on the implementation of the Capital Constellation JV between Alaska Permanent, RPMI Railpen and the Public Institution for Social Security of Kuwait - a peer collaboration developed through the IIR platform. Prior to joining the IIR in 2014, Tom participated in the IIR as a representative of the British Telecoms Pension Scheme (BTPS), where he spent four years as Director, Private Markets with BTPS and their in-house asset manager, Hermes Fund Managers Ltd. Tom is based in London, UK.
Ashby is Director of the Global Projects Centre at Stanford University. A leading international expert on pension and sovereign funds, Ashby provides advice to the FIRCAP and IIR on a broad range of issues relating to content and programming of the meetings.