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How We Invest

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How We Invest

CPP Investments invests the assets of the CPP with a singular objective – to maximize returns without undue risk of loss taking into account the factors that may affect the funding of the CPP. Our investment strategy is designed to capitalize on our comparative advantages while ensuring we maintain our commitment to responsible investing.

Our Investment Strategy

Our strategy is structured to be resilient in the face of wide ranging market and economic conditions. It covers all major asset classes, addresses significant risk factors, and encompasses approximately 30 distinct investment programs.

Sustainable Investing

We firmly believe that organizations that manage environmental, social and governance factors effectively are more likely to endure and create more value over the long term than those that do not.

Active Management

We believe that an active and adaptive approach to managing the portfolio is essential to preserving and growing assets in ever-changing capital markets – and in achieving greater returns over the long term.

Our Regional Operations

We adopt a truly global perspective as we invest across a wide range of asset classes. We seek the best possible investment opportunities wherever they may be.

Our Comparative Advantages

Our comparative advantages set us apart from our peers: our long horizon, scale, the certainty of our assets, strong culture, partnering capability and our Total Portfolio Approach to investing.

Total Portfolio Approach

The Total Fund Management (TFM) department focuses on long-term total portfolio design as well as ongoing implementation of the total portfolio investment framework.

CPP Investments invests globally across a wide range of asset classes through both passive and active investing. Passive index-weighted investments require limited maintenance and appreciate over time with some predictability. Active investments require skilled management and offer the potential to achieve risk-adjusted returns above those expected for passive investing in public markets.

Our overall investment strategy is comprised of three key elements: the CPP Reference Portfolio, Value-Adding Active Management and Total Portfolio Approach.

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