CPPIB total assets approach C$301b
The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board ended its second quarter of fiscal 2017 on Sept. 30, 2016, with net assets of C$300.5 billion ($223.0 billion), compared with C$287.3 billion ($213.2 billion) at the end of the previous quarter, according to a press release. CPPIB’s real estate investments total C$38.4 billion ($28.5 billion), 12.8 percent of total assets, above its10 percent target allocation to real estate.
The investment board recently established a real assets investment department that brings together its real estate investments department with its infrastructure and agriculture groups to create a better alignment with the pension fund’s strategic portfolio. The move is similar to efforts at the $301.2 billion California Public Employees’ Retirement System, which approved a new real as