CPPIB Expands IP Investments, Buys Partial Rights in Venetoclax

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is expanding its global intellectual property investment program, eyeing royalty rights. The pension giant is attracted to the long-term cash flows, while growing exposure to uncorrelated assets to that of the broader capital markets. Since 2011, CPPIB invests in rights for royalties, patents, trademarks and copyrights, primarily in the pharmaceutical and technology sectors. Around C$ 3 billion has been deployed into intellectual property investments by the CPPIB.

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