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CEO of $189 Billion Ontario Fund Eyes Private Equity’s Turf

  • Ontario Teachers eyes more direct investment in private firms
  • Controlling stakes allow fund to boost ESG engagement
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The head of one of North America’s biggest investors in private markets wants to cut its reliance on buyout firms and do more dealmaking on his own.

Jo Taylor, chief executive officer of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, has plans for the C$242 billion ($189 billion) fund to buy more controlling stakes in businesses directly, so that it can save on fees and keep a closer eye on environmental, social and governance matters.