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The Public Credit group invests in liquid, investment grade credit products across the capital structure. The group invests on a global basis across all sectors. 

Products used by Public Credit include corporate bonds, ETFs, Credit Derivatives, ABS, RMBS and CLOs. There is no typical investment size, but investments can range from $25 million to $100 million.

Our Team

The Public Credit team is comprised of experienced professionals with offices in Toronto and London.


Chris Pinkney

Managing Director, Head of Public Credit

Chris leads the Public Credit group and joined CPP Investments in 2007, focusing on fixed income programs in both Global Capital Markets and Short Horizon Alpha groups. He was primarily responsible for the vanilla and structured credit portfolios, as well as developing cross-product strategies spanning equity, foreign exchange, interest rates, credit and volatility. He has over 25 years of investment and trading experience in both European and North American markets.

Prior to joining CPP Investments, Chris spent over 12 years with TD Securities as part of the Credit Products Group as well as three years with Price Waterhouse in Toronto.

Chris holds a B Comm. from Queen’s University and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario. He is also a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst.

Martin Flaemrich

Senior Portfolio Manager, Public Credit

Martin joined CPP Investments in 2002 and has worked for the Capital Markets and Short Horizon Alpha groups, focusing on credit and rates fixed income, foreign exchange, and money markets. Previously, Martin worked at Arthur Andersen in the Assurance division in Toronto.

Martin holds a BA (Honors) in Economics from the University of Western Ontario, and is a CFA Charterholder and Chartered Accountant.


Ben Mason

Senior Portfolio Manager, Public Credit

Ben joined CPP Investments in 2014, focusing on fixed income programs in Short Horizon Alpha, and later Global Capital Markets. Prior to joining CPP Investments, Ben was a Portfolio Manager at London-based Hedge Fund Cheyne Capital Management, focused on both vanilla and structured credit strategies including CDS and Correlation investing. Previously, he held various roles in Credit at Barclays Capital and Goldman Sachs in London.

Ben holds a BEng and a MEng in Engineering and French from the University of Warwick (first class honours).

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