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AIMCo Realty completes $900 million sale of green bond offerings; Ontario Teachers’ Venture Growth investing in German AI firm

The real estate investment arm of the Alberta Investment Management Corp. has completed the sale of $900 million in green bond offerings. The Series 6…

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More work to be done on feds’ plan to encourage domestic pension investments: lawyers

The federal government’s promise to encourage Canadian institutional investors to invest more domestically is taking shape with two key initiatives found in the 2024 budget.…

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Caisse invests up to €300 million in European data centre operator, CPPIB sells Amitra Capital

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is among a group of investors providing up to €750 million in financing to Vantage Data Centers.…

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  • May 17, 2024 May 17, 2024
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pensions and investment stories of the week

An article on the value that deferred profit-sharing plans can offer to small- and medium-sized employers was the most-read article on Benefits Canada.com this week.…

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  • May 17, 2024 May 16, 2024
  • 09:00

Funding limitations in private markets push co-investment deals: report

Amid a challenging private market fundraising landscape, the flow of co-investment deals increased dramatically in 2023, according to a report by alternative investment management and…

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  • May 16, 2024 May 15, 2024
  • 11:00
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BCI sells $1 billion worth of private equity holdings to investment firm

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is selling more than US$1 billion worth of private equity funds to Ardian, a France-based independent private equity investment…

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  • May 15, 2024 May 15, 2024
  • 15:00

CPPIB wants to grow credit investments to $115BN by 2029: report

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board plans to nearly double the size of its credit holdings over the next five years, according to reporting by…

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  • May 14, 2024 May 13, 2024
  • 09:00

Independent Electricity System Operator using diversification to beat volatility

The Independent Electricity System Operator’s pension plan is in the midst of a comeback from a period of heightened post-coronavirus pandemic volatility, with diversification as…

What are the options for implementing real assets in DC plans?

While real assets are largely absent among the investment options offered by Canadian defined contribution pension plans, they can offer significant long-term benefits to plan…

AI presents opportunities, disruptions for DC pension plan investments

The evolution of artificial intelligence is creating new challenges and investment opportunities for defined contribution pension plan members, said Kathrin Forrest, equity investment director at…

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Caisse invests $200 million in Quebec-based apparel firm, CPPIB buys energy company for US$6.2 billion

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Gildan Activewear Inc. have reached an agreement that will see the Montreal-based apparel manufacturer issue $200…

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  • May 9, 2024 May 9, 2024
  • 15:00
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Expert panel: Cessation of real return bonds increases risk profile for Canadian pension fund model

The recent pressure put on Canadian pensions plans from private managers and governments to re-discover an investment home bias has been met with little enthusiasm,…

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Survey finds institutional investors are gaining confidence in cryptocurrency assets

Four in 10 (39 per cent) Canadian institutional investors say they have either direct or indirect exposure to cryptocurrency, according to a new survey by…

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  • May 8, 2024 May 7, 2024
  • 15:00
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Average Canadian DB pension plan returns 3.6% in Q1 2024: reports

The average Canadian defined benefit pension plan posted a median return of 3.6 per cent in the first quarter of 2024, according to a new…

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  • May 6, 2024 May 6, 2024
  • 15:00
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ESG standards helping institutional investors realize positive annualized returns: study

Environmental, social and governance standards have helped investors generate positive annualized returns, with environmental investments leading the pack globally, according to a new study from…

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  • May 3, 2024 May 7, 2024
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Expert panel: Have hedge funds budged on hurdle rates?

Even though it has been two years since the U.S. Federal Reserve started rapidly hiking interest rates, hedge fund managers aren’t more likely to have…

Expert panel: How institutional investors are adapting to a post-pandemic global economy

Renowned American businessman and investor Charlie Munger once said, “You have to keep learning if you want to become a great investor. When the world…

Average funded ratio of Canadian DB pension plans up 7% in Q1 2024: report

The funded ratio of the average Canadian defined benefit pension plan, excluding the effect of asset smoothing, reached 124 per cent as at March 31,…

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  • April 23, 2024 April 22, 2024
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AIMCo returns 6.9% in 2023, driven by equities, fixed income

The Alberta Investment Management Corp.’s total fund generated a net return of 6.9 per cent in 2023, 1.8 percentage points below its 8.7 per cent benchmark.…

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  • April 22, 2024 April 23, 2024
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Ontario Teachers’ considers selling seniors’ residence operator, Ivanhoé Cambridge forms Australian student housing joint venture

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is considering selling Amica Senior Lifestyles in a deal that could be worth $5 billion, according to report by Bloomberg. The…

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  • April 19, 2024 April 18, 2024
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

A story on how Organon Canada is supporting women employees at every stage of their career was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the top…

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  • April 19, 2024 April 18, 2024
  • 09:00
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CAAT returns 9.5% for 2023, led by global, emerging market equities

The Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan saw a net return of 9.5 per cent for 2023, with net assets of $20.1 billion,…

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  • April 18, 2024 April 18, 2024
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Feds seeking to boost domestic investments by Canadian institutional investors: budget

In its 2024 budget on Tuesday, the federal government announced a new working group dedicated to encouraging increased domestic investments by Canadian institutional investors. Former…

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  • April 17, 2024 April 16, 2024
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