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Public Sector Pension Investment Board

PRI reporting framework 2017

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Basic Information

OO 01. Signatory category and services

01.1. Select the type that best describes your organisation or the services you provide.

01.2. Additional information. [Optional]

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board (“PSP Investments”) is a Canadian Crown corporation established to invest the amounts transferred by the Government of Canada equal to the proceeds of the net contributions since April 1, 2000, for the pension plans of the Public Service, the Canadian Forces and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and since March 1, 2007, for the Reserve Force Pension Plan (collectively the “Plans”). The amounts so transferred to PSP Investments are to fund the liabilities under the Plans for service after the foregoing dates.

PSP Investments' statutory objects are to manage the funds transferred to it in the best interests of the contributors and beneficiaries under the Plans and to maximize investment returns without undue risk of loss, having regard to the funding, policies and requirements of the Plans and their ability to meet their financial obligations.

OO 02. Headquarters and operational countries

02.1. Select the location of your organisation’s headquarters.


02.2. Indicate the number of countries in which you have offices (including your headquarters).

02.3. Indicate the approximate number of staff in your organisation in full-time equivalents (FTE).

644 FTE

02.4. Additional information. [Optional]

 PSP Investments has offices in Canada, the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Luxembourg. As at December 31, 2016, PSP Investments had 711 employees.

OO 03. Subsidiaries that are separate PRI signatories

03.1. Indicate whether you have subsidiaries within your organisation that are also PRI signatories in their own right.

03.3. Additional information. [Optional]

OO 04. Reporting year and AUM

04.1. Indicate the year end date for your reporting year.


04.2. Indicate your total AUM at the end of your reporting year, excluding subsidiaries you have chosen not to report on.

Total AUM
trillions billions millions thousands hundreds
Assets in USD
trillions billions millions thousands hundreds

04.4. Additional information. [Optional]

All amounts and numerical answers reported in our 2016 PRI Assessment relate to PSP Investments’ 2016 fiscal year, ended on March 31, 2016.  However, we are reporting on processes and qualitative statements based on information valid up to December 31, 2016.

OO 06. How would you like to disclose your asset class mix

New selection options have been added to this indicator. Please review your prefilled responses carefully.

06.1. How you would like to disclose your asset class mix.

Internally managed (%)
Externally managed (%)


Listed equity 10-50% 32 <10% 9
Fixed income 10-50% 17 0 0
Private equity <10% 4 <10% 7
Property 10-50% 15 <10% 3
Infrastructure <10% 6 <10% 1
Commodities 0 0 0 0
Hedge funds 0 0 0 0
Forestry 0 0 0 0
Farmland 0 0 0 0
Inclusive finance 0 0 0 0
Cash <10% 2 0 0
Other (1), specify <10% 2 <10% 1
Other (2), specify <10% 1 0 0

'Other (1)' specified

          Natural Resources

'Other (2)' specified

          Private Debt

06.2. Publish our asset class mix as per attached image [Optional].

06.3. Provide contextual information on your AUM asset class split. [Optional]

Natural Resources investments consist primarily of direct or indirect investments in assets that relate to the production or extraction of a natural resource such as timber, agricultural products, upstream oil & gas and mineral resources. 

Private debt investments focus on principal debt and credit investments, in primary and secondary markets worldwide.

Only invested amounts are accounted for in our asset class mix. We do not publish a breakdown of committed amounts. 

OO 07. Fixed income AUM breakdown (Private)

OO 08. Segregated mandates or pooled funds (Private)

OO 09. Breakdown of AUM by market

09.1. Indicate the breakdown of your organisation’s AUM by market.



Developed Markets



Emerging, Frontier and Other Markets


09.2. Additional information. [Optional]