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Copenhagen students win global prize for designing collective DC pension plan

Four undergraduates from the Copenhagen Business School have claimed the top prize at the 2021 McGill International Portfolio Challenge by designing a collective defined contribution…

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

Ontario Teachers’ buying stake in U.S. renewable energy portfolio

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is signing a deal with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Inc. to buy a 50 per cent stake in a portfolio…

44% of U.S. pension plan sponsors set to review, renegotiate fees: survey

Nearly half (44 per cent) of pension plan sponsors in the U.S. said they intend to review and/or renegotiate their plan’s management fees over the…

  • By: Staff
  • December 1, 2021 December 1, 2021
  • 09:00

Debate about pension fund’s divesting due to ESG issues heats up in Oregon

Oregon’s state employee retirement fund is coming under increased scrutiny as the U.S. state is facing increased calls for divestment from companies that have environmental,…

Expert panel: Inflation risk — to hedge or not to hedge?

With October inflation hitting an 18-year high, inflation risk is back on the radar of plan sponsors providing inflation-linked defined benefit pensions. In the past,…

Caisse finances loan for mortgage provider, AIMCo enters joint venture to develop industrial site

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is financing part of a $400 million loan facility to a mortgage brokerage firm. The loan, co-financed…

  • By: Staff
  • November 25, 2021 November 25, 2021
  • 11:45
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AIMCo sees quarterly returns of 1.7 per cent, CPPIB up 3.8 per cent

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. saw returns of 1.7 per cent during the third quarter of 2021, according to its quarterly report. Between July and…

  • By: Staff
  • November 23, 2021 November 24, 2021
  • 09:00

CPPIB refinances packaging company, invests in reinsurance provider alongside OMERS; AIMCo invests in Asian PE fund

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is recapitalizing an expanding packaging business. The institutional investor has signed an agreement with the U.S.-based Berlin Packaging, a…

  • By: Staff
  • November 23, 2021 November 22, 2021
  • 09:00

Top 2021 Money Managers Report: What questions should pension plan sponsors ask in 2022?

In the early days of 2020, no one could have foreseen the social and economic havoc the coronavirus pandemic would wreak on the world. Nearly…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • November 19, 2021 November 19, 2021
  • 08:53

HOOPP buys shares in P&C insurance company, Caisse invests in private equity fund

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan and Swiss Re Investments Holding Co. Ltd. are purchasing common shares in a Canadian property and casualty insurance company…

  • By: Staff
  • November 18, 2021 November 18, 2021
  • 15:00

Canadian investors less skeptical of corporate ESG than global average: survey

Nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) of Canadian institutional investors don’t believe companies can be trusted to achieve their stated environmental, social and governance commitments, according…

  • By: Staff
  • November 18, 2021 November 18, 2021
  • 11:55
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CPPIB investing in commercial real estate in Mumbai and Birmingham

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Phoenix Mills Ltd. are forming a joint venture to develop an office-led, mixed-use building in Mumbai. The Canadian…

  • By: Staff
  • November 16, 2021 November 16, 2021
  • 09:00

AIMCo sells stake in Spanish renewable energy company, issues inaugural green bond

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is selling its 97.33 per cent ownership stake in a Spanish renewable energy company. Eolia Renovables de Inversiones is an…

  • By: Staff
  • November 15, 2021 November 15, 2021
  • 09:00

AIMCo focusing on all three legs of ESG stool: report

The Alberta Management Investment Co. is focusing on all three legs of the environmental, social and governance stool this year and beyond. The government-owned pension…

  • By: Staff
  • November 12, 2021 November 12, 2021
  • 09:00

Caisse invests in mortgage broker, Ontario Teachers’ makes reinsurance investment

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing in a Canadian mortgage broker. The investment in M3 Financial Group will allow the organization to…

  • By: Staff
  • November 11, 2021 November 10, 2021
  • 09:00

Net-zero transition offering opportunities for Canadian pension sector: report

Canada’s $4 trillion pension sector could enjoy immense commercial benefits by aligning with the transition to net-zero emissions and helping to mobilize $140 billion of…

  • By: Staff
  • November 10, 2021 November 11, 2021
  • 09:00

CPPIB, Ontario Teachers’ consortium integrates global satellite communications company

A consortium of investment managers, including the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, are reaching an agreement to create a…

  • By: Staff
  • November 9, 2021 November 9, 2021
  • 09:00

Coverage of the 2021 Global Investment Conference

Eighteen months after the onset of the coronavirus crisis, the 2021 Global Investment Conference looked at how the uncertain global future will impact pension portfolios.…

2021 GIC coverage: Institutional investors seeing the future through private equity

The future has arrived — it’s just not evenly distributed yet,” wrote science fiction author and futurist William Gibson. It’s a favourite quote for Chris…

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CPPIB invests in European student housing, OMERS buys solar power producer

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is part of a new joint venture that’s aiming to be one of the largest student accommodation partnerships in…

  • By: Staff
  • November 4, 2021 November 4, 2021
  • 09:00

Caisse invests in fund for tech companies, IMCO finalizes buyout of U.K. energy company

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing in a fund focused on supporting innovative technology companies. The New York-based White Star Capital,…

  • By: Staff
  • November 1, 2021 November 1, 2021
  • 09:00
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Institutional investors demand corporate action on climate change, just transition for Indigenous peoples

A number of Canadian institutional investors are urging corporations to begin addressing climate change risks and opportunities in order to receive their investment dollars. Some…

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Ontario Teachers’ bets on cryptocurrency exchange, Caisse invests in French transportation provider

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is putting its investment dollars and its Teachers’ Innovation Platform to use for a cryptocurrency exchange. During a funding round…

  • By: Staff
  • October 26, 2021 October 25, 2021
  • 09:00

CPPIB investing in Japanese logistics, energy partnership in Brazil

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is committing $1.3 billion to a logistics fund involved in projects in major urban centres in Japan. The GLP…

  • By: Staff
  • October 20, 2021 October 21, 2021
  • 15:00

OTPP acquires majority stake in manufacturer, Caisse invests in Mexican diagnostic service consortium

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is acquiring a majority stake in a manufacturer and distributor of elevator components and systems. Before the investment, Vantage Elevator…

  • By: Staff
  • October 19, 2021 October 19, 2021
  • 10:00