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Yann Robard

Managing Partner at Whitehorse Liquidity Partners


Yann Robard is the Managing Partner at Whitehorse Liquidity Partners, a firm focused on providing preferred equity to private equity portfolios. Whitehorse was established in 2015, closed its oversubscribed debut fund in May 2017 at US$400 million and consists of a growing team of nine professionals. Prior to founding Whitehorse Liquidity Partners, Yann spent a cumulative 13 years at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. (“CPPIB”) most recently being Managing Director, Head of Secondaries and Co-Investments. In this capacity, he was responsible for a team of 15 professionals investing in secondaries and co-investments on a global basis. During his 13 years at CPPIB, Yann had several roles and positions, all focused in private equity, namely in its funds, secondaries and co-investments activities. Yann joined at CPPIB’s inception of its private equity activity in 2001. In 2007, Yann was provided the mandate to establish a principal secondary program within CPPIB. By 2015, the program had invested over $7 billion, built a team of 15 professionals in Toronto and London and become a globally recognized market leader in the secondary market.

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