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In Signs of Change, CPPIB Goes for Growth

Often focusing more on infrastructure—dams, roads, railways—the Canadian Pension Plan (CPP) has joined forces with venture capitalists to buy Internet communications company Skype, possibly signaling a move toward riskier assets for Canada’s large defined benefit plans.

Despite Liquidity Fears, an Institution Creeps Into PPIP

PPIP, the government program to take ‘toxic assets’ off the books of banks, has received a lukewarm response in America; the Chinese Investment Corporation, however, is reportedly putting up $2 billion to invest in this mortgage-backed securities program.

Sally Bridgeland

Bridgeland is Chief Executive of BP’s giant pension scheme. The willowy ex-consultant shared her thoughts with ai5000 in-house about management, hedge funds, and the demerits of pension buyouts.