The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing Andrew Edgell as senior managing director and global head of credit investments, effective immediately.

“Andrew’s deep technical expertise in credit, along with his extensive understanding of the organization and reputation for driving innovation, adds further strength and depth to our senior leadership team,” said John Graham, president and chief executive officer of the CPPIB, in a press release.

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Edgell started at the CPPIB in 2008 as senior principal of credit investments, later heading up the department as managing director. In 2018, he became the CPPIB’s managing director and head of Americas structured credit and financials and was responsible for investments in sub-investment grade structured credit and debt capital solutions for financial institutions, as well as the organization’s intellectual property investment strategy. Over the past fiscal year, he simultaneously ran his investment group while also serving as interim head of credit strategy. He also served on the fund’s investment risk committee.

Prior to joining the CPPIB, Edgell was vice-president of Fortress Investment Group from 2006-2008. And before that, he spent 10 years at KPMG Corporate Finance Inc., starting in 1995 as a manager and later becoming its vice-president in 1997.

“Credit investing is a growth area for [the CPPIB], and under Andrew’s leadership, I’m confident in the team’s ability to achieve its goal to double the size of the credit portfolio in the coming years,” said Graham.

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