Caisse planning fund of up to $2 billion focused on ‘disruptive technologies’

The Jacques-Parizeau Building in Montreal, where the Caisse has offices. Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Quebec’s largest pension fund plans to create a new technology portfolio that will invest between $1 billion to $2 billion in companies with innovative business models, according to a job posting from the firm. 

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) is hiring a Montreal-based portfolio manager of “disruptive technologies” to lead the fund. The manager will also be responsible for building a “Disruptive Technologies strategy” for the pension fund’s more than $309.5-billion portfolio. That includes examining its stakes in publicly traded companies and challenging “existing Equity Markets positions that might be at risk from disruptive models.”

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