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Canada pension plan's emerging manager program focuses on building long-term relationships

Monday, March 28, 2022

Yan Kvitko
Opalesque Geneva for New Managers:

Canada's pension plan has been an active investor and seeder in the world of emerging managers for some time, meeting more than 200 managers each year, and making up to five investments with starting ticket sizes of US$100-300m. Here they explain the Emerging Manager program to Opalesque.

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, operating as CPP Investments, invests in emerging managers through CPP's External Portfolio Management (EPM) group. EPM oversees a portfolio of externally managed funds and separate accounts and has offices in Toronto, New York, London and Hong Kong.

Yan Kvitko, London-based managing director of the emerging manager program, joined CPP Investments in 2019 after working at New Holland Capital, a $20bn alternative asset manager in New York, where he was a senior portfolio manager. He talks to Opalesque about the Emerging Manager program.

Opalesque: When did the Emerging Manager program start? What was the rationale for its creation?

Yan Kvitko: For CPP Investments, this is an "always on" program and......................

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