Case | HBS Case Collection | January 2009 (Revised April 2009)

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

by G. Felda Hardymon, Josh Lerner and Ann Leamon


The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is one of the largest and fastest-growing pools of investment capital in the world and follows an unusually active program of investment management. In the market turmoil of late 2008, Mark Wiseman, Senior Vice President of the Private Investments Department, must decide if this approach is still the best way to fulfill his organization's goal of protecting and increasing the pension assets of 17 million Canadians.

Keywords: Financial Crisis; Asset Management; Capital; Financial Management; Investment; Financial Services Industry; Canada;


Hardymon, G. Felda, Josh Lerner, and Ann Leamon. "The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board." Harvard Business School Case 809-073, January 2009. (Revised April 2009.)