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The Canadian pension has teamed up with Investcorp to invest in UTA in a deal valuing the talent agency at up to $800m.
Investors will increasing eschew commingled funds for direct or co-investments.
The $828bn sovereign wealth fund joins existing investors CVC, Reinet and Legend Holdings.
Staff will seek feedback on proposed simplifications to its PE programme policy, including scrapping the CIO’s ability to approve increases in capital commitments to SMAs.
A majority of LPs find recruitment and internal resource constraints to be significant barriers to improving PE returns, according to Coller Capital's latest survey.
A shift among LPs to direct investment is ‘more complementary’ than it is damaging, the president and COO said.
The programme – which will comprise two funds and launch in the first half of next year – could drive the fund's annual PE deployment to $13bn.
The bank has launched a four-strong directs and co-investment team amid soaring investor demand for greater control over their private equity holdings.
Asset manager Oddo BHF has acquired the fund of funds unit in its first foray into private equity.
LPs’ increased interest in direct investing is an opportunity for placement agents to diversify their revenue streams.

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