Equity Markets

CDPQ is a leading shareholder in Canadian and global markets. Our teams invest in shares of public companies traded on the world’s largest exchanges.

We seek to build a robust portfolio based on an absolute-return, long-term approach. To do so, we rely on in-depth, proprietary research to better understand the strategic and operational environments of each of our investments.

Equity Markets portfolio

$99.2 B

Net assets as at December 31, 2022


Of CDPQ’s total portfolio 

Our exposure

Equity Markets

By geography


Equity Markets

By sector


Our objective

We target a long-term, risk-adjusted return higher than that of the markets, given our absolute-return management approach. We seek to maximize our comparative advantages as a strategic investor by focusing on the fundamental value-creation aspects of companies.

Our investment approach

  • Build a resilient portfolio with a long-term view
  • Focus on absolute-return management and on the intrinsic value of companies, irrespective of changes in or composition of traditional indexes
  • Target companies with high, stable profitability, that use leverage prudently
  • Favour a quality-based investment approach while leaving room for complementary value opportunities
  • As a committed partner, contribute actively to the growth of companies in the portfolio

Investment Funds and External Management

To maximize our portfolio’s risk-return profile, we also invest in international stock markets through rigorously selected external managers.

These activities are conducted in collaboration with our Investment Funds and External Management team.

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