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Canadian employer pension plans’ asset value rebounds to $2.12 trillion: report

The market value of assets held by Canadian employer pension plans increased to $2.12 trillion in the third quarter of 2020, according to a new report…

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BCI setting climate-related investment targets for 2025

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is committing to five-year climate-related targets for its public markets program. The pension fund is targeting a cumulative $5-billion…

  • By: Staff
  • February 24, 2021 February 25, 2021
  • 15:00
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Caisse selling back $400M in shares to tech consultancy

CGI Inc. is buying back and cancelling 4.2 million of its class-A subordinate voting shares from the Caisse de depot et placement du Québec for…

Bitcoin ETFs begin trading in North America

North America’s first Bitcoin exchange-traded funds began trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange recently. The Purpose Bitcoin ETF, developed by Toronto-based Purpose Investments, was approved…

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Caisse reinvesting in emerging asset managers program

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is reinvesting $25 million in the Quebec Emerging Managers Program. The investment is part of a $110-million…

  • By: Staff
  • February 19, 2021 February 19, 2021
  • 09:00

Back to basics on cryptocurrency

The term cryptocurrency may evoke a number of different images, from lightning-fast computers fuelling get-rich-quick schemes to shady rooms where hackers plot multi-million dollar digital…

Pension funds increasing in-house asset management: survey

Pension funds increasing in-house asset management: survey

Canada’s pension funds are shifting asset management functions in-house while becoming more strategic about oversight of external managers, according to a new survey from CIBC…

  • By: Staff
  • February 10, 2021 February 16, 2021
  • 15:00
Scotiabank renewing lease in AIMCo-, KingSett Capital-owned building

Scotiabank renewing lease in AIMCo-, KingSett Capital-owned building

Scotiabank is renewing its lease for up to 1.1 million square feet of space in two buildings, including the iconic Scotia Plaza, located in the…

Ontario Teachers’ sells mall shares amid GameStop rally, invests in low-carbon company

Ontario Teachers’ sells mall shares amid GameStop rally, invests in low-carbon company

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is cashing in on the recent GameStop Corp. stock rally, after selling its shares in a U.S.-based retail real-estate company…

  • By: Staff
  • February 5, 2021 February 16, 2021
  • 15:00
Caisse investing further in green transportation, Ontario Teachers’ in cybersecurity

Caisse investing further in green transportation, Ontario Teachers’ in cybersecurity

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is continuing its investment partnership with MacKinnon, Bennett & Company Inc. in the form of a new…

  • By: Staff
  • February 2, 2021 February 2, 2021
  • 15:00
PSP investing in real estate, Caisse in accessibility aids

PSP investing in real estate, Caisse in accessibility aids

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is entering a $700-million joint venture investing in single-family rentals in the U.S. The new venture with Pretium Partners…

  • By: Staff
  • February 1, 2021 February 16, 2021
  • 09:00
Plan sponsors, pension plans taking lessons from 2020 to decade ahead

Plan sponsors, pension plans taking lessons from 2020 to decade ahead

Following an unprecedented 2020, Canada’s plan sponsors and pension plans are incorporating the lessons of the last year as they prepare for a new decade,…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • January 29, 2021 February 16, 2021
  • 09:00
OMERS’ portfolio company acquiring solar energy development platform

OMERS’ portfolio company acquiring solar energy development platform

A portfolio company of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System’s infrastructure arm is entering a purchase agreement to acquire a 10-gigawatt solar project development platform.…

  • By: Staff
  • January 26, 2021 February 16, 2021
  • 15:00
Ontario Teachers’ committing to net-zero emissions by 2050

Ontario Teachers’ committing to net-zero emissions by 2050

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is committing to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The commitment includes the establishment of concrete targets for portfolio…

  • By: Staff
  • January 22, 2021 February 16, 2021
  • 15:00
Caisse-backed investment trust acquiring India highway

Caisse-backed investment trust acquiring India highway

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing in its first transportation project with the purchase of a 67-kilometre highway in India. The…

  • By: Staff
  • January 21, 2021 February 16, 2021
  • 15:00
CPPIB investing in real estate, Intact acquisition approved

CPPIB investing in real estate, Intact acquisition approved

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is one of three investors entering a partnership with real estate developer SKR to develop, own and operate a…

  • By: Staff
  • January 20, 2021 January 20, 2021
  • 09:00
PSP selling stake in European rail lessor, investing in health-care technology company

PSP selling stake in European rail lessor, investing in health-care technology company

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is selling its stake in Alpha Trains, a Europe-based lessor of locomotives and passenger trains. The PSP, which has…

  • By: Staff
  • January 15, 2021 February 16, 2021
  • 09:01
Ontario Teachers’ acquiring majority interest in U.S. packaging company

Ontario Teachers’ acquiring majority interest in U.S. packaging company

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Ares Management Corp. are both acquiring a majority interest in U.S.-based packaging company TricorBraun. The packaging company’s management team…

  • By: Staff
  • January 8, 2021 January 8, 2021
  • 15:00
CPPIB investing in U.S. real-estate developments, European wind farms

CPPIB investing in U.S. real-estate developments, European wind farms

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is forming a joint venture with Greystar Real Estate Partners to pursue multi-family real estate development opportunities in target markets in the…

  • By: Staff
  • January 7, 2021 January 19, 2021
  • 15:00
Ontario Teachers’ invests in online education co., credit lender

Ontario Teachers’ invests in online education co., credit lender

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is among the investors contributing more than US$1.6 billion in Series E+ financing to Zuoyebang, a China-based online education start-up.…

  • By: Staff
  • January 7, 2021 January 7, 2021
  • 09:00
Canadian DB plans bouncing back after stock rally: report

Canadian DB plans bouncing back after stock rally: report

A rally on the stock market in the fourth quarter helped boost the strength of Canadian defined benefit pension plans to end 2020, according to…

Caisse investing in Taiwan wind farm, CPPIB in Indonesian logistics venture

Caisse investing in Taiwan wind farm, CPPIB in Indonesian logistics venture

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and local investor Cathay PE are jointly acquiring a 50 per cent interest in the Greater Changhua…

  • By: Staff
  • January 5, 2021 January 19, 2021
  • 09:00
Caisse investing in wind and solar projects, AIMCo in German real estate

Caisse investing in wind and solar projects, AIMCo in German real estate

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing an additional US$1 billion in Invenergy Renewables, a developer and operator of wind and solar…

  • By: Staff
  • January 4, 2021 January 19, 2021
  • 09:00
How lessons from one crisis helped HOOPP tackle another

How lessons from one crisis helped HOOPP tackle another

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan’s struggles when the dot-com bubble burst planted the seeds for the liability-driven investing strategy it’s so well known for…

CPPIB acquiring U.K. mall after owner fails to find buyer

CPPIB acquiring U.K. mall after owner fails to find buyer

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s credit division is acquiring the Trafford Centre in Britain after the shopping mall’s owner failed to find a buyer.…