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PSP Hires New CEO, #1 Ranked Public Investor 100 2014

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André Bourbonnais

André Bourbonnais

After an extensive half year executive search, Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) has found a replacement for Gordon J. Fyfe who left for bcIMC in June 2014. PSP Investments has selected André Bourbonnais to be CEO effective March 30. André Bourbonnais is senior managing director and global head of private investments at CPPIB. Bourbonnais has been at the helm for CPPIB’s overseas push into private markets.

André Bourbonnais was ranked #1 for the Public Investor 100 – 2014, an annual ranking of significant and impactful public investor executives.

The CPPIB announced Mark Jenkins will take on the position being vacated by Bourbonnais. Mark Jenkins, a former Goldman Sachs banker, oversees CPPIB’s natural resources investment program and direct private equity investments. PSP Investments COO and CFO John Valentini had taken the role of interim CEO after Fyfe’s departure.

Excerpt from Public Investor 100
Analytically-driven, André Bourbonnais is the global head of private investments at the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), a powerful job and fraught with many responsibilities. If his team gets it wrong, it could negatively affect Canada’s well-being. Bourbonnais oversees private equity, private debt and infrastructure, having to outperform comparable passive public alternatives. As of March 31, 2014, CPPIB’s private investments stand at US$ 60.3 billion, larger than many pensions and sovereign wealth funds.

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ADIA Seeks to Sell KIC Headquarters

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The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) is seeking to sell the building that houses the headquarters of the Korea Investment Corporation (KIC). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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BMO and OTPP Test Blockchain Canadian Dollar Debt Deal

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The Bank of Montreal (BMO) and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) participated in a landmark blockchain Canadian-dollar debt transaction. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Just Group Acquires Corinthian Pension Consulting

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Just Group plc acquired a 75% ownership stake in the holding company of Corinthian Pension Consulting Limited (Corinthian Pension Consulting). Operating in the institutional world for over 12 years, Corinthian Pension Consulting provides advisory services to defined-benefit pension scheme trustees and scheme sponsors undertaking bulk scheme exercises. The remaining 25% will be retained by current shareholders of Corinthian Pension Consulting. Robert MacGregor will continue to lead Corinthian Pension Consulting, as its Chief Executive Officer. Furthermore, Corinthian Benefits Consulting Limited and Corinthian Affinity Solutions Limited will continue to operate as before, becoming part of a newly formed holding company, Corinthian Group Holdings Limited.

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