Top 10 Biggest Canadian Public Pensions Surpass C$1.3 Trillion in Assets

The top ten largest Canadian public pensions have surpassed C$ 1.3 trillion (US$ 957 billion) in assets in 2015. The top 10 Canadian public pension assets combined is roughly equivalent to 84.7% of Canada’s gross domestic product (using 2015 GDP estimates). The three largest Canadian public institutional investors are the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP). In addition, when combining all the operating subsidiaries like Oxford Properties and Ivanhoe Cambridge controlled by these investors, more than 80% of the assets are managed internally.

Five of these institutional investors rank in the top #30 of largest direct investors of all-time, according to the Sovereign Wealth Fund Transaction Database. The database tracks direct transactions made by sovereign funds, large pensions, endowments and other public funds.

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All of the top 10 public institutional investors manage an excess of C$ 15 billion in assets under management.

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