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CPPIB commits to Japanese logistics, energy partnership in Brazil; Caisse enters sustainable forestry partnership

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…

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

Focusing on TDF glide paths as migration from DB to DC plans continue

The selection of a target-date fund glide path is more crucial than ever as the migration from DB to DC pension plans continues Since its…

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Caisse investing in crypto lending platform, aligning corporate lending program with ESG performance

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is entering the digital currency sector by joining a US$400 million investment round for a cryptocurrency earning…

  • By: Staff
  • October 12, 2021 October 12, 2021
  • 13:00

Caisse launches services for mid-sized companies, CPPIB introduces carbon credit program

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is launching a suite of financing solutions and support services designed to appeal to Quebec’s mid-market companies.…

  • By: Staff
  • October 7, 2021 October 7, 2021
  • 09:00

Canadian DB pension plan returns dip, balance sheets stable in September: report

The typical Canadian defined benefit pension plan deteriorated on a solvency basis but improved on an accountancy basis in September, according to a new report…

AIMCo co-investing in Vancouver high rise, Caisse in sustainability fund

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is co-investing in a commercial high-rise building in downtown Vancouver. Ownership in the 15,000 square-metre building will be shared with…

  • By: Staff
  • October 5, 2021 October 5, 2021
  • 10:10

Caisse, CPPIB, PSP focusing on ESG, sustainable finance with new initiatives

More than 20 financial organizations in Quebec, including the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board, are joining forces…

  • By: Staff
  • October 4, 2021 October 4, 2021
  • 15:00
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CPPIB acquires maritime terminal operator, AIMCo invests in Indian clean energy fund

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is acquiring North America’s largest marine terminal operator. A minority investor in the Ports America Group since 2014, the…

  • By: Staff
  • September 30, 2021 September 29, 2021
  • 10:00
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Canada’s office vacancy at highest point since 1994, but rents stable due to institutional investors: report

While the percentage of office spaces that are vacant in Canada is higher than at any point since 1994, rental prices have remained fairly stable…

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PSP accepts new partner in Boston scientific research centre joint venture

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is accepting a new partner into a joint venture that is building a new scientific research centre in Boston’s…

  • By: Staff
  • September 28, 2021 September 28, 2021
  • 10:45
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OTPP buying reverse mortgage bank, BCI investing in U.S. media operator

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is entering into an agreement to buy a bank that offers reverse mortgage solutions. The acquisition of HomeQ Corp., the…

  • By: Staff
  • September 22, 2021 September 22, 2021
  • 15:00
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AIMCo majority-owned pipeline welcomes new investors, Ivanhoé Cambridge forms real estate joint venture

Eight Indigenous groups and an Alberta-based energy company are becoming the co-owners of a pipeline in which the Alberta Investment Management Corp. has a majority…

  • By: Staff
  • September 20, 2021 September 20, 2021
  • 15:00

Do large public pension funds need more third-party investment reviews?

When the coronavirus pandemic shook up the investment landscape last spring, Canadian pension funds were also jostled by the shock wave, with the Alberta Investment…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • September 17, 2021 September 16, 2021
  • 08:56

UPP naming CIO, senior managing director of private markets

The University Pension Plan is appointing Aaron Bennett (pictured left) as its first chief investment officer. In his new role, Bennett will be responsible for establishing an…

  • By: Staff
  • September 16, 2021 September 17, 2021
  • 10:30

Ontario Teachers’ investing in Australian insurance distributor

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is investing in an Australian insurance distribution company. The pension fund acquired a 33.4 per cent stake in Greenstone and…

  • By: Staff
  • September 14, 2021 September 14, 2021
  • 14:16

Ontario Teachers’ appoints Avid Larizadeh-Duggan to spearhead TIP expansion in EMEA

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is appointing entrepreneur and venture capitalist Avid Larizadeh-Duggan to serve as the managing director of its Teachers’ Innovation Platform in…

  • By: Staff
  • September 9, 2021 September 9, 2021
  • 13:30
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PSP buys out majority co-investor in U.K. rail company, BCI sells share in property portfolio

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is buying a majority stake in a passenger rail sector business it’s been invested in for the past 13…

  • By: Staff
  • September 9, 2021 September 9, 2021
  • 12:59

AIMCo investing in Australian agriculture firm, CPPIB in cloud-based storage developer

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is investing in an Australian agricultural company. The AIMCo and Australian investment management firm New Forests Ltd. will co-own Lawson…

  • By: Staff
  • September 7, 2021 September 7, 2021
  • 13:00

Caisse investing in digital platform developer, medical company

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is taking a majority share in a California-based digital platform development company. The Caisse secured the shares…

  • By: Staff
  • September 2, 2021 September 8, 2021
  • 09:21
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Ontario Teachers’, PSP join consortium to buy Australian infrastructure investment company

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board are part of a consortium making a binding offer to buy an Australian…

  • By: Staff
  • August 31, 2021 August 31, 2021
  • 13:15

Ontario Teachers’ takes stake in autism therapy provider, Caisse entrusts properties to management firm

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is taking majority stake in a Florida-based therapy provider for children with autism spectrum disorders. The exact terms of the…

  • By: Staff
  • August 31, 2021 August 31, 2021
  • 09:00
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Two decades of low inflation push DB pensions toward alternative investments: Bank of Canada

Canada’s defined benefit plans are allocating more to alternative investments as a result of a two-decade period of low inflation, according to a new study…

  • By: Staff
  • August 31, 2021 August 31, 2021
  • 09:00
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CPPIB investing in U.S. drainage system provider

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is buying $450 million shares in an American drainage system provider. Following the investment, the pension fund controls about…

  • By: Staff
  • August 24, 2021 August 24, 2021
  • 09:30

CPPIB invests in German ceramics firm, Caisse to redesign central London building

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing in a German ceramics manufacturing business. The CPPIB joined the U.K.-based alternative investment management group BC Partners…

  • By: Staff
  • August 19, 2021 August 18, 2021
  • 09:00