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Why Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan? / Overview of OTPP

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The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, or OTPP, is a Canadian pension fund that manages over $240B on behalf of public sector teachers in the province of Ontario. OTPP's strategies include Private Capital, Credit, Infrastructure, Natural Resources, Real Estate, and Venture Growth.

OTPP provides retirement, survivor, and disability benefits to eligible teachers in Ontario. The organization was established in 1990 and manages a diversified portfolio of investments across various sectors and geographies.

OTPP is one of the largest institutional investors in Canada, with a global presence and investments in companies and assets around the world.

OTPP Overview

Remember that in order to craft a great answer to the common question "Why this Firm?", it's your responsibility to read articles and speak with employees. If you are interviewing with OTPP, you should make sure you know:

  • 1 deal that the investment team you are recruiting with has done

  • 1 person at the firm (ideally someone who would have influence over your recruiting process)

  • 1 business model-specific detail to mention

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Big 3 Qualitative Questions

Selected Transaction

OTPP's Infrastructure team acquired a majority stake in Spark Towerco, a New Zealand mobile tower business.

  • Transaction Description: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board acquired a 70% stake in Spark TowerCo from Spark New Zealand Limited (NZSE:SPK).

  • Transaction Date: Closed November 2022

  • Transaction Value: NZ$900mm

  • Press Release

Fact Sheet


  • Company Name: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

  • Description: The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board is an independent organization responsible for administering defined-benefit pensions for school teachers of the Canadian province of Ontario

  • Firm Category: Pension Plan

  • Status: OTPP is a privately held company

  • Founded: 1990

  • Assets Under Management: >$240B

  • Chief Executive Officer: Jo Taylor

  • Headquarters: Toronto, Canada


OTPP Glassdoor

OTPP Salary

Based on Glassdoor, the average base salary for an Analyst at OTPP is $80k. We note that this salary information may be dated and not reflective of their current pay.


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