OMERS Takes it Three Steps Further in 2011

Creating a successful public investor organization that can implement profitable direct investment programs is a daunting mission. From Canada, OMERS is a public investor that has an asset allocation policy that believes that greater exposure to private market investments will generate robust, probable returns. This has not worked well for many public pensions; however, OMERS returns have been comparatively impressive in the private market space. At this point in time, the strategy is to keep 53% of investments public and the remaining private.

Throughout the years, OMERS has created and invested resources into building an in-house team to source direct and strategic investments. In fact, OMERS Strategic Investments developed a platform to invest in the resource and commodities sectors. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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