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CDPQ Posts 9.3% Return for 2017

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Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) generated 9.3% in annual return for the year ending in 2017. CDPQ posted an annualized return of 10.2% over five years. CDPQ’s net assets rose to C$ 298.5 billion. CDPQ continues to be a major investor in Québec’s economy. CDPQ also continues to focus on absolute-return management, less-liquid assets and credit investments in areas such as corporate credit, sovereign credit and specialty finance. CDPQ formed a US$ 2 billion platform for leasing and financing aircraft in 2017, partnering with GE Capital Aviation Services.

CDPQ increased its cross-border reach with having offices in regions such as Latin America, Asia, Europe and the United States. Exposure to growth markets increased from C$ 15 billion in 2012 to over an excess of US$ 35 billion at the end of 2017.

Agropur Platform

On February 14, 2018, CDPQ revealed forming a joint investment platform with Agropur Cooperative (Agropur) to back the dairy industry. The C$ 40 million platform will be 50:50 owned by both parties and invest in businesses specializing in dairy-related products and technologies.

CPPIB Tries Out CLO Equity Tranche Investing with Sound Point Capital

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Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) through its wholly-owned subsidiary, CPPIB Credit Investments Inc. (CPPIB Credit), is broadening its portfolio through new investments in equity tranches of collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) alongside experienced CLO asset managers. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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CalPERS Names Yu Ben Meng as Chief Investment Officer

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The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) announced that Yu Ben Meng has been selected as the pension fund’s new chief investment officer (CIO). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Ontario Nonprofit Network Awards Mandate to OPTrust

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The Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN), a nonprofit network for the 58,000 nonprofits in Ontario, selected OPTrust to manage defined benefit assets. ONN selected OPTrust Select, the new defined benefit solution from OPTrust. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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