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Canada’s CPP Investments names new global private equity head

CPP Investments
By Hui Ching-hoo   
July 30, 2021

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments) has appointed Suyi Kim as the pension giant’s new global head of private equity.

Her appointment is effective September 15 and she will lead a team that maintains relationships with 160 managers and specialised partners with C$125.1 billion (US$99.82 billion) of private equity assets as of March 2021, CPP Investments says in a statement on July 28.

Kim, who is a senior managing director and head of Asia Pacific at the pension fund, replaces Shane Feeney, who left in June to join Canadian private market investment firm Northleaf Capital Partners.

“Suyi will build on the success of a strong and experienced PE team to continue to deliver solid long-term results for CPP contributors and beneficiaries,” CPP Investments President and Chief Executive Officer John Graham says in the statement.

Kim will remain as head of Asia Pacific until a replacement is found, a spokesperson for the fund tells Asia Asset Management.

Kim joined CPP Investments in 2007 from the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. She has also worked at US private equity firm The Carlyle Group.

CPP Investments manages the assets of around 20 million members of Canada’s largest pension fund. As of December 2020, it had C$$475.7 billion of assets.