TORONTO Feb 14 The Canada Pension Plan
Investment Board, one of the world's biggest pension funds, on
Friday reported gross investment returns of 5.9 percent in its
fiscal third quarter on gains in global equity markets.
CPPIB, which manages Canada's national pension fund and is a
major global dealmaker, had net assets of C$201.5 billion in the
third quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with C$192.8 billion at
the end of the previous quarter.
"The exceptional performance of public equities contributed
to the Fund's third quarter results. Major equity indices
attained all-time highs and all of our investment programs
delivered significant gains, propelling the Fund past C$200
billion for the first time," CPPIB Chief Executive Officer Mark
Wiseman said in a statement.