OPTrust punches above its weight with private equity strategy — The PE Hub Network

John Groenewegen

March 17, 2017

Osler partner John Groenewegen says OPTrust’s strategy to expand its private equity program has “put them in a position they would not otherwise be in,” according to an article in The PE Hub Network. In his article, author Kirk Falconer examines how OPTrust — a mid-sized pension fund that invests on behalf of OPSEU Pension Plan — has expanded its private equity program and shifted toward more direct deals and co-investments, which has in turn led to a strong performance by its private equity portfolio. John, a partner in Osler’s Corporate Practice Group who specializes in pension funds and private equity, says OPTrust’s strategic use of in-house “professional deal-makers” has also helped accelerate its growth trajectory.

“OPTrust has invested in the right funds, and an experienced team has ensured it can act quickly and make decisions quickly,” John tells The PE Hub Network. “That’s key to being a good deal partner, to being invited back.”

Read more about OPTrust’s private equity strategy in Kirk Falconer’s article “OPTrust punches above its weight with private equity strategy” in The PE Hub Network.