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Caisse buys stake in Quebec-based logistics operator, CPPIB sells stake in South Korean logistics joint venture

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is acquiring an equity stake in North American port terminal and logistics operator QSL International Ltd. The…

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Caisse returns 7.2% for 2023, driven by bonds, equities

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is reporting a net return of 7.2 per cent for 2023, with net assets increasing to $434…

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  • February 23, 2024 February 22, 2024
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U.S. public pension plans’ average funding ratio declines to 75.4% in 2023: survey

The average funding ratio for U.S. public pension plans declined to 75.4 per cent in 2023, compared to 77.8 per cent in the previous year,…

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  • February 22, 2024 February 22, 2024
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CPPIB returns 3.4% in Q3 2024, driven by global equity, fixed income assets

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board earned 3.4 per cent during the third quarter of fiscal 2024, according to its latest quarterly report. By Dec.…

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  • February 21, 2024 February 21, 2024
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OMERS’ portfolio company acquiring solar energy development platform

Caisse acquires 80% stake in Japanese solar power plant, AIMCo opens New York office

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is acquiring an 80 per cent stake in a Japanese solar power generation plant alongside its portfolio company…

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  • February 16, 2024 February 14, 2024
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Canadian pension funds make top 10 list for largest annualized 10-year returns: report

Three of Canada’s largest pension plans are among the top 10 pension funds that generated the largest compound annualized returns between 2013 and 2022, according…

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  • February 14, 2024 February 14, 2024
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Caisse renews Charles Emond’s mandate as president, CEO until 2029

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has renewed the mandate of president and chief executive officer Charles Emond for a five-year period concluding…

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  • February 9, 2024 February 9, 2024
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How active management strategies are helping institutional investors amid volatile global marketplace

As global markets navigate turbulent economic waters, active management is proving once again to be a lifeline for institutional investors to ensure their portfolios ride…

Halifax Port ILA/HEA assessing past, future of DB pension plans

While Blair Richards understands why the industry is moving away from defined benefit pension plans, he worries about what may be lost in the process.…

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CPPIB, Oxford Properties sell two Vancouver office buildings, OMERS closes €750 million term notes offering

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Oxford Properties Group Inc., the real estate arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System, are selling two…

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  • February 6, 2024 February 5, 2024
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U.K. pension funds increasing allocations to renewable energy infrastructure: survey

A majority (90 per cent) of U.K. pension funds and insurers say they plan to increase allocations to renewable energy infrastructure in the next 12…

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  • February 6, 2024 February 5, 2024
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U.S.-China business relationship, private credit shaping investments in 2024: IMCO

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario believes an increasingly icy dynamic between the U.S. and China could lead to heightened volatility for institutional investors this…

AIMCo creates $1 billion fund for energy transition, Caisse backs aircraft financing platform

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is setting up a new $1 billion fund to invest in energy transition and decarbonization efforts, according to a report by…

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  • February 1, 2024 February 1, 2024
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Three Canadian pension funds’ investments among the biggest mergers, acquisitions deals in Q4 2023: report

A joint venture that saw the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Blackstone Inc. acquire a 20 per cent stake in a senior mortgage loan portfolio…

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  • February 1, 2024 February 1, 2024
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Institutional investors increasing allocations to private assets over next 3 years: survey

Two-fifths (40 per cent) of institutional investors say they plan to increase allocations to private debt investments over the next three years, according to a…

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  • January 29, 2024 February 1, 2024
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Four Canadian pension funds increasing exposure to private credit: report

As banks continue to pull back on lending, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, the Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System…

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  • January 29, 2024 February 1, 2024
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AIMCo considers buying Trans Mountain pipeline stake, Caisse integrates real estate subsidiaries

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is considering purchasing a stake in the Trans Mountain pipeline, according to a report by BNN Bloomberg. “We have an active file…

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  • January 26, 2024 January 26, 2024
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Coverage of the 2023 Defined Benefit Investment Forum

On Dec. 6, the Canadian Investment Review hosted its annual Defined Benefit Investment Forum. With the close of a year marred by financial fragility and global…

2023 Defined Benefit Investment Forum: Housing unaffordability may launch ‘generational move’ toward multi-family segment

Canada has a real estate “supply and demand crisis” that is likely to get worse in the coming years with ineffectual government intervention and central…

2023 Defined Benefit Investment Forum: How exposure to multi-family real estate can optimize risk-adjusted returns

Multi-family real estate is set up for long-term sustained returns given the extreme dislocation between housing supply and demand in Canada and record-high federal immigration…

2023 Defined Benefit Investment Forum: Managing liquidity through listed assets

After the simultaneous sell-off of both equities and bonds in the first half of 2022, many defined benefit pension plan sponsors were forced to “pay…

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OMERS evaluates sale of LifeLabs, CPPIB sells stake in software company

The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is considering the sale of LifeLabs Inc., according to a report by The Globe and Mail. A spokesperson for…

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  • January 22, 2024 January 22, 2024
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Ontario Teachers’ co-sponsoring new Indian renewable energy fund, OPTrust considers selling stake in Spain transport infrastructure company

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is co-sponsoring a new India-based infrastructure investment trust holding assets in the renewable energy space. The new fund raised US$165…

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  • January 18, 2024 January 18, 2024
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Some institutional investors asking fund managers to release capital before committing to more funding

Some institutional investors are telling private equity managers they’ll only commit to upcoming fund raises if their capital tied up in old funds is released,…

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  • January 18, 2024 January 17, 2024
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