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CPPIB ends fiscal year with 6.8% return, despite final quarter contractions

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board generated returns of 6.8 per cent during its fiscal year, which ended on March 31, 2022. The institutional investor’s assets…

OMERS acquiring alternative energy group, AIMCO receiving shares in drilling company

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System is entering a partnership to acquire a Dutch energy firm. The Algemene Pensioen Groep, a Dutch pension plan, and the…

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  • May 19, 2022 May 19, 2022
  • 12:00

Canadian pension plans well positioned as inflation hits 31-year high: report

Canada’s pension plans are well positioned to succeed in a high inflation environment though stagflation remains a significant threat, according to a new report from…

Caisse, CPPIB investing in European industrial facilities

The real estate arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is acquiring an 11.5 hectare warehouse in Germany. The facility — located…

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  • May 17, 2022 May 17, 2022
  • 09:30

2022 Top 40 Money Managers Report: Geopolitics roaring back into focus for institutional investors

While politics plays a role in most investment decisions, it tends to arise on a fairly localized basis, says Michael Craig, head of the asset…

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A look at HOOPP’s move into alternatives and growing its in-house investing expertise

Michael Wissell, the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan’s recently appointed chief investment officer, is stewarding the $114.4-billion plan’s growth while preserving its historic drivers of…

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DeFi used in 97% of crypto theft: report

Decentralized finance technology facilitated more illicit cryptocurrency transactions in the first quarter of 2022 than in any other period, according to a report from Chainalysis…

Ontario Teachers investing in offshore wind generation, Caisse in Indian infrastructure

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is entering a joint venture to develop offshore wind projects. In a deal reached with Corio Generation Ltd., the Ontario…

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  • May 12, 2022 May 12, 2022
  • 12:00

Canadian institutional investors’ losses reach 4.61% in Q1: report

Canada’s institutional investors saw assets decline by 4.61 per cent in the first quarter of 2022, according to the BNY Mellon Canadian master trust universe. With…

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  • May 10, 2022 May 10, 2022
  • 13:10
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Majority of institutional investors believe Ukraine crisis will lead to stagflation: survey

The majority of institutional investors believe the Russian invasion of Ukraine will be the catalyst of a period of high inflation and low employment around…

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  • May 10, 2022 May 11, 2022
  • 12:00
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Caisse financing U.S. fibre optic network expansion, OMERS buying Australian telecom towers

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is providing US$150 million in financing to a U.S. fibre optic network company. Everstream Solutions operates a 43,000…

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  • May 10, 2022 May 10, 2022
  • 11:45

Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

An article on how employers can support workers as a record number of Canadians prepare to retire was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the…

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  • May 6, 2022 May 6, 2022
  • 09:00

Canada’s largest pension plans maintaining strong ties to fossil fuel sector: report

Directors, trustees and investment managers at Canada’s largest public pension funds are deeply involved in the fossil fuel sector, according to a new report by…

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  • May 5, 2022 May 5, 2022
  • 13:00

Ontario Teachers’ leads investment round for benefits provider, OMERS backs battery company

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan’s private equity arm is leading an investment round for a European health-care benefits provider. Teachers’ Venture Growth was the lead…

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  • May 5, 2022 May 5, 2022
  • 12:30
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Caisse secures shares in consolidated rail company, Ontario Teachers’ redevelops Toronto mall

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is securing a share in a holding company consolidating two European high-speed rail companies. Alongside a group…

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  • May 3, 2022 May 2, 2022
  • 09:00

Ontario Teachers’ investing in unicorn tax firm, PSP consolidating Australian cereal producers

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is investing in a unicorn firm behind a popular European tax app. The pension fund’s private equity subsidiary Teachers’ Venture…

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  • April 28, 2022 April 28, 2022
  • 13:30

IMCO returns 9.6% in 2021, aims to expand investments in alternative assets

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario saw returns of 9.6 per cent in 2021, according to its annual report. The IMCO’s assets under management rose…

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  • April 27, 2022 April 27, 2022
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U.K. institutional investors turning to renewables for portfolio diversification: survey

The overwhelming majority (92 per cent) of British institutional investors and wealth managers are planning to increase their allocations to renewable energy in order to…

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  • April 26, 2022 April 20, 2022
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CPPIB finances global restructuring, investment advisor; OMERS closes sustainable bond offering

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is providing $300 million in credit to a global restructuring and investment advisory firm. The financing of Gordon Brothers, a…

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  • April 26, 2022 April 25, 2022
  • 09:00

CPPIB investing in energy storage provider, Ontario Teachers’ in Indian roads

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing $31.25 million in a Toronto-based energy storage provider. Hydrostor Inc. provides utility integration services related to long-duration…

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  • April 21, 2022 April 20, 2022
  • 11:00
Alberta government facing backlash after changing terms of public-sector pensions

AIMCo returns 14.7% in record-breaking year

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. secured a return of 14.7 per cent in 2021, according to its annual report. During the year, the AIMCo’s assets under…

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  • April 21, 2022 April 21, 2022
  • 11:00

Sounding Board: Why institutional investors should consider sustainable infrastructure

How often does today’s news present stories about environmental issues? Climate change, pollution, overpopulation, deforestation, biodiversity degradation — the list is endless and these long-term…

Ontario Teachers’ renames venture capital arm, unveils growth plan

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is renaming its venture capital and global private equity arm. Previously known as the Teachers’ Innovation Platform, the arm will…

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  • April 19, 2022 April 19, 2022
  • 12:30

UPP appointing Christophe L’Ahelec as head of public markets

The University Pension Plan is appointing Christophe L’Ahelec as head of public markets. L’Ahelec, who advised the UPP on the implementation of its investment activities in…

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  • April 19, 2022 April 21, 2022
  • 12:30

OMERS selling infrastructure subsidiary, Caisse building Texas office tower

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System is selling its maritime infrastructure subsidiary. The deal with VINCI Concessions Canada Inc. will see the OMERS hand off BPC…

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  • April 19, 2022 April 19, 2022
  • 11:00