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May 30, 2015 6:01 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: 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

General Electric Reportedly Hires Advisor To Sell Interbanca And Unit That Funds Leveraged Buyouts

General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has engaged Deutsche Bank to sell GE Capital Interbanca S.p.A., according to two sources familiar with the matter. The source did not disclose how much the sale might fetch. One of the sources said that Deutsche Bank could conduct a piecemeal sale and offload Interbanca's units such as lending, factoring, leasing and fleet as standalone businesses as a way to maximise value. It could also combine some of the assets with their European equivalents and favour a "bundle" deal provided there is enough appetite from prospective bidders, source added. Reuters reported that spokesmen at GE Capital and Deutsche Bank declined to comment. Several private-equity firms are vying to buy General Electric Co.’s unit that funds leveraged buyouts, in a sale process that could fetch more than $17 billion. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), which enlisted J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup Inc. to auction off the buyout-finance business, recently narrowed down the suitors from an initial round involving a dozen bidders. KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR), Apollo Global Management LLC and Ares Management, L.P. (NYSE:ARES) are among the firms expected to submit final-round bids for the unit on May 28, 2015, according to people familiar with the sale process. Canada’s largest pension fund, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, and Guggenheim Securities, LLC also are expected to submit offers, the people said. An agreement could be announced as soon as next week, the people added. The sale is part of GE’s efforts to unload the bulk of its GE Capital business.GE is also selling a portfolio consisting of $74 billion of loans to U.S. businesses.

Origin Energy Expected To Acquire Pacific Hydro Amongst Others

Origin Energy Limited (ASX:ORG) is the latest company expected to enter the contest to buy Pacific Hydro Pty Ltd. which is controlled by IFM Investors Pty Ltd. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C), UBS Group AG (SWX:UBSN), Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY), Macquarie Group Limited (ASX:MQG) and Barclays Bank PLC could be in the running. Already, Acciona Energia, S.A. and TerraForm Power, Inc. (NasdaqGS:TERP) have been named as among the parties interested in buying Pacific Hydro ahead of the sales process. Among others expected to be in the line-up for an acquisition of Pacific Hydro are super funds such as Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and AustralianSuper Pty Ltd and Borealis Infrastructure Trust. The asset may also have some appeal for firms such as KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR) and The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX). Pacific Hydro is up for sale through advisers Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Limited and Credit Suisse Group AG (SWX:CSGN).

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.

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