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Caisse investing in U.S.-based fintech company

Caisse adds exposure to fintech, CPPIB and BCI-owned grain company acquisition to be reviewed

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is increasing its exposure to fintech opportunities. The investment organization was among investors in a $71 million…


Canadian institutional investors monitoring dispute with India

Canadian institutional investments in India could cool down if escalation between the two countries continues, according to a trade and investment lawyer. John Boscariol, a…

Caisse investing in artificial intelligence, OMERS backing property services firm

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing in Vooban, a Quebec-based supplier of applied artificial intelligence services. The investment will aid Vooban’s…

  • By: Staff
  • September 26, 2023 September 25, 2023
  • 10:30

CPPIB invests in private equity company, Ontario Teachers’ increases stake in Australian markets platform

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is extending its investment in Northleaf Capital Partners through an additional $200 million commitment. Private equity investment firm Northleaf…

  • By: Staff
  • September 21, 2023 September 20, 2023
  • 11:00

North American institutional investors own half of private capital raised globally in 2022: report

North American institutional investors raised $749.7 billion, nearly half (49 per cent) of the $1.53 trillion total private capital raised globally between the second half…

  • By: Staff
  • September 15, 2023 September 15, 2023
  • 15:00

Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities’ new risk management guideline was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most…

  • By: Staff
  • September 15, 2023 September 14, 2023
  • 09:00

Which frontier markets are on institutional investors’ radars amid geopolitical churn?

While the Nova Scotia Pension Services Corp. isn’t currently invested in frontier markets, the institutional investor is set to take its first steps towards investing…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • September 15, 2023 September 14, 2023
  • 08:55

A look at Ivanhoé Cambridge’s mission to reposition

Since joining the real estate investment arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in 2017, Michèle Hubert has held many titles —…

Private debt helping institutional investors meet their goals in 2023

In the pursuit of long-term portfolio construction solutions, institutional investors are increasingly turning their attention to the private debt asset class, says David Sum, director…

Caisse selling ownership stake in U.S. insurance, consulting firm

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is selling its ownership stake in a U.S.-based insurance and consulting firm. Through the agreement, the investment…

  • By: Staff
  • September 12, 2023 September 12, 2023
  • 11:54
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Office real estate investments, valuations declined in 2022: report

Investments in office real estate, as a part of total transaction activity, declined by 20 per cent in North America and 50 per cent in…

  • By: Staff
  • September 12, 2023 September 11, 2023
  • 09:00

56% of institutional investors increasing allocations to alternatives: survey

More than half (56 per cent) of institutional investors say they plan to increase their allocation to alternative investments allocation over the next 12 months, up…

  • By: Staff
  • September 11, 2023 September 11, 2023
  • 15:00

Institutional investors increasing U.S. power generation assets amid concerns of energy independence: webinar

Amid concerns of energy independence and rising costs, institutional investors are increasing their investments in U.S. power plants and electricity-generating assets, said Aleksandar Andonov, associate…

OMERS Ventures appointing Michael Yang as managing partner, head of ventures

The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System venture capital arm is appointing Michael Yang as managing partner and head of ventures. Yang joined OMERS Ventures in…

  • By: Staff
  • September 7, 2023 September 6, 2023
  • 11:23

Ontario Teachers’ acquires majority stake in U.K. wealth manager; OMERS backing lithium battery recycling operator

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is acquiring a majority stake in a U.K.-based wealth and investment manager. Seven Investment Management oversees more than £21 billion in assets for 2,300…

  • By: Staff
  • September 5, 2023 September 7, 2023
  • 11:00

CPPIB laying off staff in Hong Kong as it steps back from China deals: report

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has laid off at least five investment professionals at its Hong Kong office as it steps back from deals…

  • By: Staff
  • September 5, 2023 September 1, 2023
  • 09:00

AIMCo reporting 4.5% return in first half of 2023, lifted by global equities

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is reporting a net return of 4.5 per cent for the six-month period ending June 30, 2023. At the halfway point…

  • By: Staff
  • August 31, 2023 September 5, 2023
  • 11:30

Self-storage investments offer real estate alternative amid general sector struggles

Institutional investors are opening the door to the self-storage category to find some relief from a turbulent year in real estate. According to data published…

Caisse’s infrastructure arm making key appointments on management team

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec’s infrastructure arm is making key appointments on its management team, effective Sept. 5. CDPQ Infra, which acts as…

  • By: Staff
  • August 29, 2023 August 28, 2023
  • 10:00

Cybersecurity concerns spark U.S. executive order blocking investments in Chinese tech

As U.S. President Joe Biden signs an executive order obstructing the departure of domestic capital from venture and private capital into China, it’s raising a…

CPPIB backing Brazilian reforestation startup; CPPIB, IMCO and OMERS investing in Swedish car battery maker

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing US$30 million in reforestation efforts in Brazil’s Amazon region through a private venture partnership. The Amazon Reforestation…

  • By: Staff
  • August 24, 2023 August 23, 2023
  • 10:00

OMERS reporting 3.1% return in first half of 2023, driven by public equities

The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is reporting a total fund net return of 3.1 per cent for the six-month period ended June 30, 2023.…

  • By: Staff
  • August 22, 2023 August 21, 2023
  • 09:00

Report calls for more illiquid assets in DC pension plans’ target-date funds

Diversifying target-date funds by incorporating illiquid assets — such as private equity, real estate and infrastructure — could result in a 0.15 per cent annual…

IMCO, PSP Investments acquiring German renewable energy company

A group that includes the Investment Management Corp. of Ontario, the Public Sector Pension Investment Board and private investment firm Sandbrook Capital is acquiring a…

  • By: Staff
  • August 17, 2023 August 16, 2023
  • 11:00

Caisse returns 4.2% in first half of 2023, boosted by exposure to tech sector

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is reporting a net return of 4.2 per cent for the first half of 2023. The result…