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CPP Investments Alumni Briefing

September 2020

Taking a new approach to Credit Investing

- With six investment groups investing in credit and credit-like products across the capital structure, John Graham is building a different kind of credit department. How different? One recent hire has a PhD in Aerospace Engineering.

A year that changed the world

- Just 12 months ago, when I addressed alums of CPP Investments in this newsletter, we were coming off one of the best ten-year runs for asset returns in history. What a difference a year makes.

3 Questions with Judy Wade – Head of San Francisco

- “There are ways for us to talk about our views on twenty-first-century risk and opportunities, like diversity and inclusion, for example, or climate change…we can help young companies with best practices on a range of governance issues.”

Alumni Spotlight: Catching up with Nelson Arruda

- Co-lead of the Multi-Asset Strategies Team at Mackenzie Investments shares his favourite podcast, and why people aren’t paying enough attention to global regulatory trends and pressures around privacy and big data.

Deal Wrap Up: The Big 5

- From supporting self-driving technology to embracing distance learning—a look at recent deals that are charting the course for the future.

Talent on the Move: Emily Ng

- “Never overlook the importance of connection and collaboration with colleagues. I’ve learned to continue building my network throughout every phase of my career.”

Returning Talent: Harvey Yang

- "There is an incredibly supportive and agile culture here. With how quickly technology is evolving, we are always learning new skills and adapting to change.”

Alumni Spotlight: Catching Up with Ruairi Hanafin

- The co-founder and COO of Grain Discovery, an online trading platform for physical agricultural commodities, shares how his experiences at CPP Investments shaped his current venture, and what people need to pay more attention to.

3 Questions With Deborah Orida

- “Our long horizon has crystalized climate change as an issue we need to understand and address, particularly from a financial point of view, which is critical to fostering and promoting stakeholder confidence.”

Save the date for our 3rd Annual Alumni Evening

Deal Wrap Up: The Big 5

- From the sale of a European car park to building for the future in Indonesia’s infrastructure space – a look at recent deals.

Message from Mark: A climate ripe for change and opportunity

- In 2020, you’ll no doubt be hearing a lot about clarity of vision. For us, as we embark on a new decade and navigate the unprecedented length of the current growth cycle, our sense of purpose has never been clearer.

The Big Story: The risks and rewards in retail's transformation

Returning Talent: Danielle Pal, Toronto

Alumni Spotlight: Catching Up with Anshul Ruparell

Message from Mark: Preparing for the future

3 Questions With: Rodolfo Spielmann, Managing Director, Head of Latin America

Deal Wrap Up: The Big 5

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