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Public Sector Pension Investment Board

PRI reporting framework 2020

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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.

01.3. Additional information. [Optional]

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) is one of Canada's largest pension investment managers, with $168.0 billion of net assets as of March 31, 2019.

We are a Canadian Crown corporation that invests funds for the pension plans of the federal public service, the Canadian Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Reserve Force. Our head office is located in Ottawa and our highly-skilled and diverse team of more than 800 professionals works from offices in Montréal, New York, London and Hong Kong.

PSP Investments' mandate is to manage the pension funds transferred to it by the Government of Canada in the best interests of contributors and beneficiaries, and to maximize investment returns without undue risk of loss. To that end, we manage a diversified global portfolio composed of investments in public financial markets, private equity, real estate, infrastructure, natural resources and private debt.

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).

970 FTE

02.4. Additional information. [Optional]

PSP Investments has offices in Canada, the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong.

As at December 31, 2019, PSP Investments had 970 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.

Include the AUM of subsidiaries, but exclude advisory/execution only assets, and exclude the assets of your PRI signatory subsidiaries that you have chosen not to report on in OO 03.2
Total AUM
trillions billions millions thousands hundreds
Assets in USD
trillions billions millions thousands hundreds

04.5. Additional information. [Optional]

All amounts and numerical answers reported in our 2020 PRI Assessment are as at PSP Investments' 2019 fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 unless otherwise indicated. However, we are reporting on processes and our qualitative statements are based on information valid up to December 31, 2019.

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

06.1. Select how you would like to disclose your asset class mix.

Internally managed (%)
Externally managed (%)


Listed equity 10-50% 17 10-50% 13
Fixed income 10-50% 18 0 0
Private equity <10% 7 <10% 7
Property 10-50% 12 <10% 2
Infrastructure <10% 8 <10% 2
Commodities 0 0 0 0
Hedge funds 0 0 0 0
Fund of hedge funds 0 0 0 0
Forestry 0 0 0 0
Farmland 0 0 0 0
Inclusive finance 0 0 0 0
Cash <10% 3 0 0
Money market instruments 0 0 0 0
Other (1), specify <10% 6 <10% 1
Other (2), specify <10% 4 0 0

`Other (1)` specified

          Credit Investments & Complementary Portfolio

`Other (2)` specified

          Natural Resources

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

06.3. Indicate whether your organisation has any off-balance sheet assets [Optional].

06.5. Indicate whether your organisation uses fiduciary managers.

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

Natural Resources invests primarily in real assets and other opportunities in timber and agriculture.

Credit Investments focuses on direct non-investment grade primary and secondary credit investments in North America and Europe.

The Complementary Portfolio provides additional flexibility to seize investment opportunities that may not have been pursued because they do not fit into a specific asset class.

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.

85 Developed Markets
15 Emerging Markets
0 Frontier Markets
0 Other Markets
Total 100% 100%

09.2. Additional information. [Optional]