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The World’s Largest Private Equity Investors Are…

CA's Gov't Pension Fund To Report Loss Of One Quarter Of Its HoldingsCA's Gov't Pension Fund To Report Loss Of One Quarter Of Its Holdings

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) today is hosting a workshop on private equity, following a series of related controversies and changes to the public pension giant’s investment strategy.

CalPERS has long been one of the world’s largest private equity investors, representing 2.8% of all committed capital back in 2007. It has since scaled way back — its 1.4% mark for the first half of 2015 is actually a 5-year high — but still was the seventh-largest global investor in the asset class between 2010 and 2014, according to materials presented during today’s workshop.

The largest private equity investor during that time-frame, per the CalPERS data, was the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. What follows is the full chart, excluding sovereign wealth funds for which there is not publicly-available data.

Source: CalPERS


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