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The Public Credit group invests in investment and sub-investment grade, public, single-name credits and credit indices globally 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, London and Hong Kong.

Chris Pinkney

Managing Director, Head of Public Credit

Chris leads the Public Credit group and previously focused 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.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2007, 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 BComm from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., and an MBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University. He is a CFA charterholder and Chartered Professional Accountant.

Martin Flaemrich

Senior Portfolio Manager, Public Credit

Martin focuses on investments in liquid credit products across the capital structure with a focus on higher-rated products. He previously worked for the Capital Markets and Short Horizon Alpha groups, focusing on credit and rates fixed income, foreign exchange and money markets.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2002, he worked at Arthur Andersen in the Assurance division in Toronto.

Martin holds a BA (Hons) in Economics from Western University. He is a CFA charterholder and Chartered Accountant.

Ben Mason

Senior Portfolio Manager, Public Credit

Ben has focused on fixed income programs in Short Horizon Alpha and, later, Global Capital Markets.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2014, he 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 an MEng in Engineering and French from the University of Warwick.

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