May 31, 2016

War of Words Over CPPIB's Active Strategy

Chief Investment Officer online, May 30, 2016

Keith Ambachtsheer has challenged a leading Canadian columnist following a scathing review of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s (CPPIB) strategy.

Andrew Coyne of Canada’s National Post criticized the expansion of the C$278.9 billion (US$213.4 billion) pension in a column published May 18, highlighting “more staff, higher pay, rising operating expenses, and all for no appreciable payoff for the fund’s 18 million members.”

In an Open Letter to Coyne, KPA Advisory Founder Ambachtsheer questioned several of the columnist’s assertions, including that active management does not work.

Read the entire CIO article.

Read Andrew Coyne's May 18, 2016 National Post Article.

Read Keith's May 25, 2016 'Open Letter' Response.

Watch Ambachtsheer/Coyne "Debating the Costs of CPP" on CBC's The Exchange.

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