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Top 10 Biggest Canadian Public Pensions Surpass C$1.3 Trillion in Assets

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The top ten largest Canadian public pensions have surpassed C$ 1.3 trillion (US$ 957 billion) in assets in 2015. The top 10 Canadian public pension assets combined is roughly equivalent to 84.7% of Canada’s gross domestic product (using 2015 GDP estimates). The three largest Canadian public institutional investors are the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP). In addition, when combining all the operating subsidiaries like Oxford Properties and Ivanhoe Cambridge controlled by these investors, more than 80% of the assets are managed internally.

Five of these institutional investors rank in the top #30 of largest direct investors of all-time, according to the Sovereign Wealth Fund Transaction Database. The database tracks direct transactions made by sovereign funds, large pensions, endowments and other public funds.

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All of the top 10 public institutional investors manage an excess of C$ 15 billion in assets under management.

Ping An Good Doctor Lures Big Public Asset Owners

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Ping An Good Doctor, formerly known as Ping An HealthCare and Technology Company, is a Chinese online healthcare platform that is part of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company. This unit is planning to be offered in a Hong Kong initial public offering that could raise as much as 8.8 billion HKD in shares at 50.80 or 54.80 HKD per share.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Temasek and Schneider Electric Eye L&T Electrical Unit

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Singapore’s Temasek Holdings and France-based Schneider Electric are in talks to acquire Larsen & Tourbo’s electrical and automation business. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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CalPERS Allocates $1 Billion Internally to a Global ESG Strategy

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In February 2018, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) allocated US$ 1 billion to an internally-managed QSI Global ESG strategy. The internally-managed strategy was developed by New York-based QS Investors, LLC, a subsidiary of Legg Mason. CalPERS entered into a 5-year contract with QS Investors, with a possible spend of over US$ 1 million per annum.

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