Who we are

We are a professional investment management organization that invests the funds of the Canada Pension Plan on behalf of its 18 million Canadian contributors and beneficiaries.


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We invest the assets of the CPP with a singular objective – to maximize returns without undue risk of loss. Our investment strategy is designed to capitalize on our comparative advantages while ensuring we maintain our commitment to responsible investing.

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Our investment activities are managed through three departments. Private Investments makes all of our private investments, excluding real estate. Public Market Investments invests actively and passively in publicly-traded equity and fixed income securities, including the “cash” and derivatives markets. Real Estate Investments invests primarily in private real estate equity and debt

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CPPIB is recognized internationally as a leading example of sound pension plan management. We are independent of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), operate at arm’s length from federal and provincial governments and are guided by an independent highly qualified, professional Board of Directors. Read more about our independence and accountability, our Board of Directors, and the legislation, regulations and policies under which we’re governed.  


The CPPIB emerged out of the realization in the 1990s that the CPP fund was unsustainable primarily because Canada Pension Plan benefit payments were exceeding contributions and changing demographics were leading to fewer workers supporting a growing number of retirees. Federal and provincial Finance Ministers, who act as stewards of the CPP fund, took bold action, including creating the CPP Investment Board. This new organization, operating at arm's length from governments, would invest the funds of the CPP to help ensure its long-term sustainability.

Toronto Employees, London Employees, Hong Kong Employees

We have grown and excelled as a result of the commitment of our people, their belief in our purpose and their dedication to its fulfillment. At CPPIB, we actively foster a culture of intellectual rigour, discipline, integrity and high performance.

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