Korea Investment Corp and CPP Investments Dumped GE Stock Before Planned Company Split

Posted on 11/29/2021

According to SWFI open market transaction data, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments) sold off 85.58% of its position in U.S. industrial giant General Electric Company (GE), or an estimated US$ 761.75 million worth of stock. The Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) sold off 88.46% of its position in General Electric, or an estimated US$ 160.5 million worth of stock. These transactions were recorded from a period date ended September 30, 2021. For KIC and CPP Investments, these investments were major U.S. equity sell-offs than typical rebalancing procedures.

The major public fund seller was APG Asset Management. APG sold off around 88.35% of its position in GE for the period date ended September 30, 2021. The amount is estimated to be worth US$ 1,035,171,690. APG oversees the Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP.

These trades occurred before GE’s announcement to divide the company into three distinct units in November 2021. After a decade of having its stock underperform, GE will be divided into separate units focused on aviation, healthcare, and energy. GE plans to spin off the health-care unit by early 2023 and the energy unit by early 2024. GE stock was dropped from the Dow Jones Industrial Average in 2018.

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