Ontario Teachers Retirement System President and CEO highlights benefits of private equity on CNBC

In a recent interview on CNBC, James Leech, President and CEO of the $117 billion Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan says, “that there is a lot of confusion about private equity and its role in the economy. Our perspective is that it has been very positive.” Leech highlighted that the pension fund has earned a return on private equity investment since 1990 in excess of 20 percent.