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May 06, 2015 10:05 PM ET

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Company Overview of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Company Overview

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is a state owned pension fund sponsor. The firm invests in the public equity, fixed income, and alternative markets across the globe. It employs quantitative and fundamental analysis to create its portfolio. The firm also invests in private equity, real estate and infrastructure projects, and energy and natural resources. Under natural resource investments the firm focuses on oil and gas, mining and agricultural lands making investments in Canada as well as outside. It makes equity investments between $200 million and $1000 million and is flexible with respect to ownership interest. Within infrastructure investments the firm focuses upon global, private a...

One Queen Street East

Suite 2500

Toronto, ON M5C 2W5


Founded in 1997





Key Executives for Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

President and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 43
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Senior Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer
Senior Managing Director, Chief Investment Strategist, and Chairman of Investment Planning Committee
Age: 52
Senior Managing Director, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Key Developments

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Appoints Patrice Walch-Watson as Senior Managing Director & General Counsel and Corporate Secretary and a Member of the Senior Management Team, Effective June 5, 2015

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board announced the appointment of Patrice Walch-Watson as CPPIB's Senior Managing Director & General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, and a member of the Senior Management Team, effective June 5, 2015. Ms. Walch-Watson brings a wealth of experience and leadership to CPPIB, having spent more than 22 years at Torys LLP, where she was most recently a Partner. Her knowledge and experience will be invaluable as CPPIB expands into new markets and sectors. Under her leadership, the legal department will continue to be critical to investment activities and other operations, while effectively managing legal matters. Ms. Walch-Watson will report into Benita Warmbold, Chief Financial Officer.

CPP And GIC Reportedly Eyeing O2

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP) and GIC Pte. Ltd. are eyeing Telefónica UK Limited (O2). Sky News reported without citing sources that CPP and GIC are in talks for buying minority stakes in O2 for £1 billion. In March 2015, Telefónica, S.A. (CATS:TEF) agreed to sell O2 to Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Ltd. (SEHK:215) for £10.25 billion. Hutchinson has already indicated it plans to sell around 30% of O2 to institutional investors. According to the report, a provisional agreement on the purchases by CPP and GIC could come soon, although it is still unclear whether the parties will announce the deal before the merger of O2 and three closes.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Presents at Credit Suisse 18th Annual Asian Investment Conference 2015, Mar-25-2015 02:00 PM

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Presents at Credit Suisse 18th Annual Asian Investment Conference 2015, Mar-25-2015 02:00 PM. Venue: Conrad Hotel, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Speakers: Ted Lee, Senior Portfolio Manager, External Portfolio Management, Public Markets Investments.

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