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Institutional investors reducing allocations to fixed income: survey

The vast majority (88 per cent) of institutional investors have reduced their allocations to fixed income over the past 18 months, according to a survey…


Caisse reinvesting in Quebec energy company, CPPIB and Oxford selling Toronto landmark

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is increasing its stake in an energy company by 16.5 per cent. Following the transaction, the investment…

  • By: Staff
  • January 18, 2022 January 18, 2022
  • 11:00

Green urban real estate investing pays off for pension funds: expert

Canadian pension funds are generating value by investing in green urban real estate using a two-pronged strategy, according to a paper on the Social Science…

Caisse recapitalizes substance use treatment centres, invests in renewables company

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is recapitalizing a U.S.-based medical services provider offering substance use disorders and mental-health treatments. The deal, between…

  • By: Staff
  • January 13, 2022 January 12, 2022
  • 09:00

HOOPP exchanges property portfolio for stake in new REIT

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is exchanging a property portfolio for a stake in a new real estate investment trust. Under the terms of…

  • By: Staff
  • January 6, 2022 January 6, 2022
  • 09:00

Expert panel: An investment roadmap for 2022

Last year was a tumultuous one, with economies ravaged by successive waves of coronavirus pandemic-related stresses and closures. Despite the negative impact these forces had…

CPPIB paper highlights four post-coronavirus habits to impact investment portfolios

IMCO expecting to reach $6BN in private equity exposure by 2026

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is increasing its exposure to private equity, with plans to increase its exposure to the asset class to more…

  • By: Staff
  • December 28, 2021 December 22, 2021
  • 09:00

Expert panel: Unclear road ahead for institutional investors in 2022

As has been the case for the past couple of years, we’re ending 2021 with as many questions as answers. On the surface, economic conditions…


Caisse invests in B2B technology platform, CPPIB to build four London office towers

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing $100 million in a subscription commerce platform company. The investment in AppDirect Capital will be…

  • By: Staff
  • December 22, 2021 December 21, 2021
  • 15:00

2021 IIC coverage: Maximizing the certainty of an outcome — it isn’t just death and taxes

With many defined benefit pension plan solvency ratios at all-time highs, plan sponsors have an excellent opportunity to rethink their approach to investing, according to…

2021 IIC coverage: Turning theory into action in impact investing

Investing is undergoing a paradigm shift, which will see investors do well by doing good, according to John Levy, director of impact at Franklin Templeton…

2021 IIC coverage: Saving Canada from demographic doom

Pension plan sponsors pay too much attention to predictions and not enough to demographic data, according to Darrell Bricker, chief executive officer of Ipsos Public…

2021 IIC coverage: Are pension plan sponsors rethinking real estate investments in work-from-home era?

The coronavirus pandemic will leave an indelible mark on the way businesses operate, said Gary Timlick, chair of the investment committee at the Winnipeg Civic…

Caisse co-financing remote monitoring company, OMERS subsidiary enters Australian rental market

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is co-financing $100 million in credit for a remote area monitoring company. The Caisse is joining fellow…

  • By: Staff
  • December 20, 2021 December 20, 2021
  • 15:00

2021 DC Plan Summit: Fitting liquid alternatives into DC investment portfolios

With DC plan members facing significant hurdles in managing their own investment portfolios, what role can alternatives play in alleviating these challenges? In his session…

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CPPIB targeting high carbon emitters for long-term investments

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is pursuing a new strategy that involves investing in businesses with high greenhouse gas emissions and a desire to…

  • By: Staff
  • December 16, 2021 December 15, 2021
  • 10:00
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Caisse co-investing in sustainable energy, AIMCo acquiring U.K. warehouses

The Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec is entering a co-investment collaboration targeting ventures in the sustainable energy sector. The three-year agreement between the…

  • By: Staff
  • December 16, 2021 December 16, 2021
  • 09:00

Canadian pensions weathering the coronavirus pandemic: report

While the coronavirus pandemic has taken a heavy toll among the elderly, retirees have seen their pension payments and entitlements well protected in Canada and…

  • By: Staff
  • December 15, 2021 December 14, 2021
  • 09:00

Canadian public pension plans lead in private equity investments: report

Canada’s largest public pension plans are more heavily invested in private equity than other global public pension plans, according to a new report by British…

  • By: Staff
  • December 14, 2021 December 16, 2021
  • 12:00

HOOPP appointing Lori Hall-Kimm as head of global private equity

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is appointing Lori Hall-Kimm as head of global private equity. In the new role, which takes effect on Jan.…

  • By: Staff
  • December 14, 2021 December 13, 2021
  • 09:00

CPPIB invests in clean energy provider, OMERS subsidiary enters industrial property joint venture

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing US$300 million in a British alternative energy company. According to the terms of the strategic partnership agreement,…

  • By: Staff
  • December 14, 2021 December 13, 2021
  • 09:00

CPPIB enters rental community joint venture, Caisse invests in supply chain service provider

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is entering a joint venture to develop, acquire and manage rental communities in the U.S. The agreement, between the…

  • By: Staff
  • December 9, 2021 December 9, 2021
  • 12:15

Majority of global institutional investors expect interest rates to rise in 2022: survey

Almost three-quarters (73 per cent) of global institutional investors expect interest rates to rise in 2022, according to a new outlook survey by Natixis Investment…

  • By: Staff
  • December 9, 2021 December 9, 2021
  • 09:00

Ontario Teachers’ investing in European ophthalmology network

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is acquiring a 50 per cent stake in a network of European ophthalmology clinics. The pension fund has entered a…

  • By: Staff
  • December 7, 2021 December 6, 2021
  • 09:00

Copenhagen students win global prize for designing collective DC pension plan

Four undergraduates from the Copenhagen Business School have claimed the top prize at the 2021 McGill International Portfolio Challenge by designing a collective defined contribution…