Ilan Kolet is an Institutional Portfolio Manager in the Global Asset Allocation (GAA) group at Fidelity Investments.
In this role, Ilan serves as a member of the investment management team, maintaining a deep knowledge of portfolio philosophy, process, and construction. He assists portfolio managers and their CIOs in ensuring that portfolios are managed in accordance with client expectations and contributes to investment thought leadership in support of the team. He is also a principal liaison for portfolio management to a broad range of current and prospective clients and internal partners, providing detailed portfolio reviews and serving as a key conduit of client objectives, requirements, and marketplace insight back to the investment team. Ilan’s focus is Canadian Asset Allocation strategies.
Prior to assuming this role in January 2021, Ilan was the Head of Inflation and Commodities Research in the Global Asset Allocation group (GAA) at Fidelity Investments. In this role, Ilan was a member of the Asset Allocation Research Team (AART), which conducts economic, fundamental, and quantitative research to develop asset allocation recommendations for Fidelity’s portfolio managers and investment teams.
Before joining Fidelity in 2014, Ilan was an editor at Bloomberg News, where he contributed to coverage of the Canadian and U.S. economies. Previously, Ilan worked at the Bank of Canada as an economist covering the U.S. economy and commodity prices. In this capacity, he was responsible for performing regular forecasts in advance of interest rate decisions, communicating the results to members of Governing Council, authoring research papers, and re-designing the Bank of Canada’s commodity price index. He has been in the financial industry since 2002.
Ilan earned his bachelor of arts degree in economics from Carleton University and his master of arts degree in economics from Simon Fraser University.