September 02, 2014 5:59 AM ET

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Company Overview of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Company Overview

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is a state owned pension fund sponsor. The firm invests in the public and private markets across Canada. It invests in the public equity, fixed income, and alternative markets of Canada. The firm also invests in private equity, real estate and infrastructure projects, and energy and natural resources. Under natural resource investments the firm focuses on oil and gas, mining and agricultural lands making investments in Canada as well as outside. It makes equity investments between $200 million and $1000 million and is flexible with respect to ownership interest. Within infrastructure investments the firm focuses upon global, private and public-to-private ...

One Queen Street East

Suite 2500

Toronto, ON M5C 2W5

Canada

Founded in 1997

Phone:

416-868-4075

Fax:

416-868-8689

Key Executives for Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

President and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 43
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Senior Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer
Vice President
Vice President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Key Developments

Fosun International Reportedly In Talks To Acquire Aurora National Life Assurance

Fosun International Limited (SEHK:656) is in talks to acquire a U.S. life insurance arm of Swiss Re Ltd (SWX:SREN), reported Bloomberg citing people with knowledge of the matter. Fosun is seeking to buy Aurora National Life Assurance Company for $400 million to $500 million, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter is private. A deal hasn’t been reached and the talks could still fall through, added the people. The people said that Swiss Re began working with Barclays Plc in 2013, to sell Aurora. One person said that Wilton Re Holdings Limited, backed by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, had also expressed interest in Aurora. Representatives for Swiss Re, Fosun, Canada Pension Plan, and Barclays all declined to comment to Bloomberg on the sale of Aurora. Ray Eckert, a spokesman for Wilton Re, didn’t return a call seeking comment by Bloomberg on its interest in Aurora.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Reports Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended June 30, 2014

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board reported earnings results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2014. The company earned a gross investment return of 1.6% in its fiscal 2015 first quarter, an improvement over the same period a year earlier but, as expected, down from the stellar returns it enjoyed at the end of last year. The company had a return of 1.1% in the first quarter of fiscal 2014. The company had net assets of $226.8 billion at the end of June 30, 2014 up from $219.1 billion at the end of fiscal 2014.

Scentre In Talks To Sell Stake In New Zealand Shopping Mall Portfolio

Scentre is planning to sell half of its New Zealand shopping mall portfolio, reported Australian Financial Review. Australian Financial Review said that it is understood that GIC Pte. Ltd. and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board are frontrunners to acquire a stake, in a move that would value the Kiwi shopping malls at about NZD 3 billion ($2.8 billion) - far higher than the current book value of NZD Z2.7 billion. The deal is expected to meet with widespread support as the money will most likely be funnelled into early debt repayments, and the shopping centre landlord will still derive a management fee from running the malls.

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