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AIMCo-financed carbon emissions down 9% in 2021

The Alberta Investment Management Corp.’s total financed carbon dioxide emissions fell nine per cent in 2021, according to its annual climate disclosure. According to figures…

PSP acquiring Australian vineyards, OMERS selling majority stake in calibration company

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is acquiring a portfolio of vineyards in Australia. According to the terms of the deal reached with Casella Family Brands, the…

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  • December 1, 2022 December 2, 2022
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Caisse investing in wind and solar projects, AIMCo in German real estate

Ontario Teachers’ investing in U.K. energy network, CPPIB acquiring stake in Brazilian internet provider

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is acquiring a stake in a U.K. renewable electricity network. According to the terms of an agreement with Scottish and…

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  • November 29, 2022 November 29, 2022
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2022 Top 40 Money Managers Report: The risks for DB, DC plan sponsors around alternative investments

When Saskatchewan’s Public Employees Pension Plan’s board introduced alternatives to its investment lineup in 2020 with an aim to improve the defined contribution plan’s risk-adjusted…

How InBenefits is aiming to prove the potential of target-benefit pensions

Alain Malaket has a nuanced perspective on risk — one informed by his experiences as a third-party administrator, pension regulator, consultant, pension plan director and…

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Ontario seeking feedback on framework for target-benefit pension plans

In its fall economic statement, the Ontario government said it will ask stakeholders to provide feedback this winter on a draft framework for target-benefit pension…

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  • November 17, 2022 November 17, 2022
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CPPIB reinvesting in airport operator, Cadillac Fairview developing Calgary-area industrial site

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is increasing its stake in a French airport operator. The investment organization is acquiring a 1.59 per cent share…

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  • November 17, 2022 November 17, 2022
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Caisse, CPPIB, Ontario Teachers’ invest in insurance company

UPP appointing Brian Gill as chief technology officer, Luca Lupo leading OMERS Infrastructure’s London office

The University Pension Plan is appointing Brian Gill as its chief technology officer. In the new role, Gill will oversee the teams responsible for the…

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  • November 17, 2022 November 17, 2022
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CPPIB generated 0.2% returns in Q3 despite global market declines

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s assets returned 0.2 per cent during the third quarter of 2022, according to its latest quarterly report. By Sept.…

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  • November 15, 2022 November 16, 2022
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Institutional investors unclear on the consequences of climate change, energy transition: expert

Institutional investors must recognize the risks and opportunities presented by climate change and national efforts to mitigate it, says Jaakko Kooroshy, head of sustainable investment…

Ontario Teachers’ facing losses from crypto exchange collapse, Caisse financing Quebec EV manufacturer

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is facing losses from an investment in a cryptocurrency exchange that filed for bankruptcy on Nov. 11. The pension fund invested…

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  • November 14, 2022 November 15, 2022
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DB pension plans not taking full advantage of agricultural carbon savings: expert

Canada’s defined benefit pension plans aren’t taking full advantage of regenerative agriculture practices, says Shidan Gouran, founder and chairman of Bluesphere Carbon, a New York-based…

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CPPIB acquiring luxury hotel in Rome, HOOPP selling Alberta pet food company

A joint venture involving the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing in a hotel in Rome. The acquisition of the W Rome is part…

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  • November 10, 2022 November 10, 2022
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Canadian DB pensions return median 0.27% in Q3 amid challenging economic environment: report

Canadian defined benefit pension plans saw a median return of 0.27 per cent for the third quarter of 2022 amid a challenging economic environment, according…

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  • November 3, 2022 November 3, 2022
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Caisse appoints Martin Longchamps as head of private equity

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is appointing Martin Longchamps as executive vice-president and head of private equity, effective Nov. 14, 2022. Based…

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  • October 27, 2022 October 26, 2022
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Caisse investing in wind and solar projects, AIMCo in German real estate

Caisse invests in Japanese renewable energy company, leads investment round in Montreal software firm

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing a potential US$339 million in a renewable energy company in Japan. According to a press…

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  • October 27, 2022 October 26, 2022
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World’s largest asset managers’ discretionary AUM up 10.2% in 2021: report

The world’s 500 largest asset managers’ total discretionary assets under management increased by 10.2 per cent in 2021, reaching US$131.7 trillion, according to a new…

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  • October 21, 2022 October 21, 2022
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ACPM advises CAPSA against one-size-fits-all approach to ESG, cybersecurity risk management

The Association of Canadian Pension Management is advising the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities to take a less prescriptive approach in its proposed guidelines…

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  • October 21, 2022 October 20, 2022
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PSP entering U.K. real estate partnership, Ontario Teachers’ reinvesting in Indian infrastructure fund

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is entering a joint venture to invest in life sciences facilities in the U.K. The institutional investor and its…

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  • October 20, 2022 October 19, 2022
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QuadReal announces strategic pathway for reaching net-zero emissions by 2050

QuadReal Property Group, the real estate investment arm of the British Columbia Investment Management Corp., is unveiling an updated strategic pathway to decarbonize its portfolio…

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  • October 20, 2022 October 17, 2022
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CPPIB investing in Indian toll roads, Caisse investing in vertical farming

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing $60 million in an infrastructure trust sponsored by the National Highways Authority of India. In 2021, the…

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  • October 17, 2022 October 17, 2022
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Coverage of the 2022 DC Investment Forum

For the first time in three years, Canadian defined contribution pension plan sponsors, investment professionals and industry thought leaders gathered in person for Benefits Canada’s…

2022 DCIF: How DC plan sponsors can use REITs to meet investment objectives

While real estate has long been a part of defined benefit pension plans’ asset allocations, its inclusion in investment portfolios has steadily climbed in recent…

2022 DCIF: The role of alternative fixed income sectors, strategies in DC plans

Rising interest rates and market turmoil have called into question the ability of core fixed income to provide pension plan sponsors with its traditional benefits…