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December 01, 2015 10:55 AM ET

Capital Markets

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: 44
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Managing Director
Senior Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer
Senior Managing Director, Chief Investment Strategist, and Chairman of Investment Planning Committee
Age: 53
Senior Managing Director, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Key Developments

Canadian Oil Receives Interest

Canadian Oil Sands Limited (TSX:COS) has more than 25 parties expressed interest in the company. The interest is in the wake of Suncor Energy's $4.5-billion takeover offer. Canadian Oil could not confirm if it was weighing a rival bid, according to an affidavit filed with securities regulators by RBC Capital Markets Deputy Chairman Jamie Anderson. Four “highly credible” parties have executed confidentiality agreements as of November 19, 2015 and are currently reviewing Canadian Oil, according to the affidavit, which was filed with the Alberta Securities Commission. As per sources, parties that have shown interest include KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR), The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX), Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. The four were not immediately reachable for comment. One of the sources said two Indian oil and gas companies have also shown interest in Canadian Oil Sands.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Announces Board Changes

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board announced the appointment of Mary Sullivan as it's Senior Managing Director & Chief Talent Officer, and a member of the Senior Management Team, effective November 23, 2015. Ms. Sullivan brings a wealth of experience and leadership to CPPIB, with a career in human resources spanning over 25 years with renowned Canadian and global corporations. In her new role she will be responsible for leading the global Human Resources team, including talent acquisition, training and development, talent management and compensation and benefits. Ms. Sullivan has held several senior executive roles, most recently as Senior Vice President, People, at Holt Renfrew & Co. Ltd. Previously, she was Senior Vice President, Corporate Human Resources at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, where she was responsible for the management of the global human resources function. Before that she spent over ten years in senior human resources roles at IMAX Corporation. Ms. Sullivan will report to Nick Zelenczuk, Chief Operations Officer. Pierre Lavallee, who has been performing a dual role as Senior Managing Director & Chief Talent Officer and Senior Managing Director & Global Head of Investment Partnerships, will now focus exclusively on leading the Investment Partnerships department.

NSW Government Reportedly To Receive Binding Offer For TransGrid From CPPIB

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is partnering with AustralianSuper Pty Ltd to make a bid for TransGrid. The final bids for Transgrid are due on Monday, November 23, 2015, reported Australian Financial Review.

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