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CPPIB investing in Indian roads, French real estate credit

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is boosting its interest in Indian infrastructure conglomerate IndInfravit Trust, after agreeing to pay $173 million for an additional 15.9…

Caisse, UPP employees receiving recognition for net-zero contributions

Employees at two Canadian pension plans are being recognized for their responsible investment achievements. The British High Commission and the Canada Climate Law Initiative named…

  • By: Staff
  • May 7, 2021 May 7, 2021
  • 15:00

Understanding liquid private equity investment strategies

It’s likely that investors seeking the potential higher returns and the lower downside risks of private equity in their diversified portfolios already know that, historically,…

Imperial Oil shareholders defeat Bâtirente’s net-zero emissions motion

The majority (86 per cent) of Imperial Oil Ltd. investors voted to defeat a shareholder resolution that the organization adopt a target to achieve net-zero…

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Caisse investing in data centres, IMCO in life science real estate

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is among the investors committing more than $600 million to eStruxture Data Centers Inc., a data centre…

  • By: Staff
  • May 3, 2021 May 3, 2021
  • 15:00
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Attracted by liquidity, institutional investors broadening use of ETFs

Last spring, when fixed-income markets in Canada were especially hard-hit, exchange-traded funds proved their ability to continue to deliver liquidity, according to speakers at a…

Three more cryptocurrency ETFs begin trading on TSX

Three more cryptocurrency exchange-traded funds are launching on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Evolve Funds Group Inc. is launching the world’s first Ether exchange-traded fund, according to a…

  • By: Staff
  • April 27, 2021 April 27, 2021
  • 09:00

AIMCo posting 2.5% total fund return for 2020

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is reporting a total fund return of 2.5 per cent net of all fees for 2020, approximately 5.4 per cent…

  • By: Staff
  • April 22, 2021 April 22, 2021
  • 09:00
Caisse investing in wind and solar projects, AIMCo in German real estate

CPPIB launching investment group focused on sustainable energy

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is launching a investment group that will focus on renewables, conventional energy and new technology and service solutions. The…

  • By: Staff
  • April 7, 2021 April 25, 2021
  • 13:00
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Ontario Teachers’ reporting 8.6% net return for 2020

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is reporting a total-fund net return of 8.6 per cent for 2020, a year which has generated mixed financial results…

  • By: Staff
  • April 1, 2021 April 1, 2021
  • 09:00
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CPPIB selling 45% stake in software services provider

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is selling its approximately-45 per cent interest in GlobalLogic Worldwide Holdings Inc. to Hitachi Ltd., a deal expected to…

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  • April 1, 2021 April 1, 2021
  • 09:00
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One year later: The AIMCo, CAAT and OPTrust on lessons learned during the pandemic

Despite adjustments to operations and investments during the coronavirus pandemic, Canada’s major pension plan leaders are maintaining a long-term view by looking ahead to a…

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Holding company backed by Caisse, Ontario Teachers’ making first acquisition, CPPIB investing in Brazil water infrastructure

An insurance holding company backed by the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is making its inaugural transaction,…

  • By: Staff
  • March 25, 2021 April 24, 2021
  • 09:00

Real estate investments balloon as future of retail, office sectors remain up in the air

Like many pension experts, Peter Ballon, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s global head of real estate, will have the early days of March 2020…

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PSP investing in real estate technology, Caisse in venture capital firm

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is among the investors in a new fund by Greensoil PropTech Ventures, a Toronto-based property-technology company. The fund, which…

  • By: Staff
  • March 18, 2021 March 18, 2021
  • 17:25
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Institutional investors see vaccinations, stimulus paving way to economic recovery

Coronavirus vaccinations and the US$1.9-trillion fiscal stimulus package are paving the way for the U.S. economy to recover as the world enters the second year…

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Third Bitcoin ETF begins trading on TSX

A third Bitcoin exchange-traded fund is now trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The CI Galaxy Bitcoin ETF, developed by CI Global Asset Management, invests…

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  • March 11, 2021 March 11, 2021
  • 09:00
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Caisse investing in shipping and agri-food, Ontario Teachers’ in packaging company

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and DP World have signed a US$1.2-billion deal to start the construction of an international container port…

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Funding status down, alternative investments up among DB pension plans: survey

The funding status and confidence of Canadian defined benefit pension plans declined in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic and a low interest-rate environment, according to…

  • By: Staff
  • March 5, 2021 March 5, 2021
  • 09:00

Pension plans’ 2020 financial results impacted by coronavirus pandemic

Canada’s largest pension plans are reporting mixed financial results from a year marked by the coronavirus pandemic. The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec…

  • By: Staff
  • March 4, 2021 April 25, 2021
  • 09:00
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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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  • February 25, 2021 February 25, 2021
  • 10:00
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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