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Who should co-invest in private equity?

Some pension funds have hit on a lucrative strategy to extract more value from their private equity portfolios. The £34-billion ($51.6-billion) Universities Superannuation Scheme, the United Kingdom’s second biggest pension fund for university and higher education staff, is expanding a private equity co-investment strategy begun in 2008. It’s a model whereby schemes portion some investment […]
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That’s what I’m talking about …

When a consortium of investors, which included the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, bought a majority stake in Skype from eBay in September 2009, it was valued at $2.75 billion. This week Microsoft agreed to buy Skype for $8.7 billion in cash.
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CPPIB restructures investment department

The C$123 billion ($118 billion) Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has undergone an executive restructure including the creation of two new positions reporting to the chief executive: executive vice president, investments; and chief investment strategist.
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CPPIB chief calls for infrastructure privatisation

The chief executive of the C$117 billion ($111 billion) Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, David Denison, has urged the Canadian government to keep pace with the privatisation of assets in other jurisdictions such as the UK, Australia and to some extent the US, as it looks to increase beyond the combined $16.1 billion already invested […]
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CPPIB consortium purchases Skype majority

The C$116 billion ($105 billion) Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board is part of an investor group led by private equity technology-specialist, Silver Lake, that has purchased a majority-stake in Skype Technologies from eBay, and “plans to build the company into a core internet franchise at huge scale”.
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CPPIB changes asset weights, expands risk management…

The C$105 billion Canada Public Pension Investment Board (CPPIB) has adjusted the investment allocations in its reference portfolio, including an increased foreign exposure, and made significant risk management enhancements, as a response to the volatile economic environment and its long-term asset-liability matching.