When Pension Plans Come to the PE Table
|May 30th, 2012 | Filed under: Institutional Investing, Private Equity, Today's Post | By: Guest||
By Scot Blythe
They’ve got the money, but they want to share brains
When there’s almost $400 billion in institutional money in the room at a private equity conference, general partners are bound to pay attention. But they’re also going to have to take careful notes, because these are sophisticated investors who know the market – and have their own direct investing programs.
Which is what happened in Toronto last month, when the Canadian Venture Capital Association and the Canadian chapter of Financial Executives International held their biannual pulse-taking of the private equity industry. In the room were allocators from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board ($157 billion) Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan ($117 billion), Alberta Investment Management Corporation ($70 billion) and Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System ($50 billion).
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