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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.

Tom Gores Wants Some Credit Game

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Traditional buyout firms are looking at building credit platforms to enhance revenue. Recently, Platinum Equity, a buyout firm run by Tom Gores that was formed in 1995, hired Michael Fabiano to help spur the formation of a credit investing division. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Saudi Arabian Military Industries Forms Venture with Navantia

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State-owned Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) signed a deal with Navantia, a Spanish state-owned shipbuilding company, to form a joint venture to construct five warships – the building of five Avante 2200 Corvettes. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Katara Hospitality and AccorHotels Eye Sub-Saharan Africa Hotel Market

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Katara Hospitality, a hotel operator and owner unit of the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), and AccorHotels are taking a bet on the hotel market in sub-Saharan Africa. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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