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PSP accepts new partner in Boston scientific research centre joint venture

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is accepting a new partner into a joint venture that is building a new scientific research centre in Boston’s…

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OTPP buying reverse mortgage bank, BCI investing in U.S. media operator

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is entering into an agreement to buy a bank that offers reverse mortgage solutions. The acquisition of HomeQ Corp., the…

  • By: Staff
  • September 22, 2021 September 22, 2021
  • 15:00

AIMCo majority-owned pipeline welcomes new investors, Ivanhoé Cambridge forms real estate joint venture

Eight Indigenous groups and an Alberta-based energy company are becoming the co-owners of a pipeline in which the Alberta Investment Management Corp. has a majority…

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

Do large public pension funds need more third-party investment reviews?

When the coronavirus pandemic shook up the investment landscape last spring, Canadian pension funds were also jostled by the shock wave, with the Alberta Investment…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • September 17, 2021 September 16, 2021
  • 08:56

UPP naming CIO, senior managing director of private markets

The University Pension Plan is appointing Aaron Bennett (pictured left) as its first chief investment officer. In his new role, Bennett will be responsible for establishing an…

  • By: Staff
  • September 16, 2021 September 17, 2021
  • 10:30

Ontario Teachers’ investing in Australian insurance distributor

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is investing in an Australian insurance distribution company. The pension fund acquired a 33.4 per cent stake in Greenstone and…

  • By: Staff
  • September 14, 2021 September 14, 2021
  • 14:16

Ontario Teachers’ appoints Avid Larizadeh-Duggan to spearhead TIP expansion in EMEA

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is appointing entrepreneur and venture capitalist Avid Larizadeh-Duggan to serve as the managing director of its Teachers’ Innovation Platform in…

  • By: Staff
  • September 9, 2021 September 9, 2021
  • 13:30

PSP buys out majority co-investor in U.K. rail company, BCI sells share in property portfolio

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is buying a majority stake in a passenger rail sector business it’s been invested in for the past 13…

  • By: Staff
  • September 9, 2021 September 9, 2021
  • 12:59

AIMCo investing in Australian agriculture firm, CPPIB in cloud-based storage developer

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is investing in an Australian agricultural company. The AIMCo and Australian investment management firm New Forests Ltd. will co-own Lawson…

  • By: Staff
  • September 7, 2021 September 7, 2021
  • 13:00

Caisse investing in digital platform developer, medical company

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is taking a majority share in a California-based digital platform development company. The Caisse secured the shares…

  • By: Staff
  • September 2, 2021 September 8, 2021
  • 09:21
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Ontario Teachers’, PSP join consortium to buy Australian infrastructure investment company

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board are part of a consortium making a binding offer to buy an Australian…

  • By: Staff
  • August 31, 2021 August 31, 2021
  • 13:15

Ontario Teachers’ takes stake in autism therapy provider, Caisse entrusts properties to management firm

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is taking majority stake in a Florida-based therapy provider for children with autism spectrum disorders. The exact terms of the…

  • By: Staff
  • August 31, 2021 August 31, 2021
  • 09:00

Two decades of low inflation push DB pensions toward alternative investments: Bank of Canada

Canada’s defined benefit plans are allocating more to alternative investments as a result of a two-decade period of low inflation, according to a new study…

  • By: Staff
  • August 31, 2021 August 31, 2021
  • 09:00

CPPIB investing in U.S. drainage system provider

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is buying $450 million shares in an American drainage system provider. Following the investment, the pension fund controls about…

  • By: Staff
  • August 24, 2021 August 24, 2021
  • 09:30

CPPIB invests in German ceramics firm, Caisse to redesign central London building

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing in a German ceramics manufacturing business. The CPPIB joined the U.K.-based alternative investment management group BC Partners…

  • By: Staff
  • August 19, 2021 August 18, 2021
  • 09:00

Are retail investment trends impacting institutional investors?

From the rise of cryptocurrency DogeCoin and non-fungible tokens to Reddit members beating hedge fund managers at their own game, 2021 has been an eventful…

Ontario Teachers’ selling plastics company, Caisse investing in Dutch real estate

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is selling Aurora Plastics, an Ohio-based plastics manufacturer, alongside its co-owner, Chicago-based private equity firm Wild Point Partners. The pension…

  • By: Staff
  • August 12, 2021 August 12, 2021
  • 12:36

IMCO investing in British low-carbon energy provider, PSP in disruptive tech fund

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is acquiring a British power provider that specializes in the use of low-carbon technologies. Green Frog Power Ltd., which…

  • By: Staff
  • August 10, 2021 August 9, 2021
  • 09:00
How will Boris Johnson as PM affect institutional investors?

British PM calling on domestic institutional investors to be more like Canadian pension funds

In an open letter, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak are calling on the U.K.’s institutional investors to follow the…

  • By: Staff
  • August 9, 2021 August 9, 2021
  • 15:00
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Sounding Board: Tips for evaluating a target-date fund

Since target-date funds were introduced to the Canadian market in the early 2000s, they’ve become the dominant investment choice for defined contribution pension plan members.…

BCI sells blinds company, Caisse joins education tech funding round, PSP invests in London office space

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is selling its interest in a window covering company. The BCI and its co-owner AEA Investors Ltd. signed a definitive…

  • By: Staff
  • August 4, 2021 August 5, 2021
  • 12:00

OMERS invests in European medical infrastructure, hydrogen power, CPPIB in Latin American logistics fund

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System is a part owner of a European medical diagnostics supply business. The OMERS has acquired 37.5 per cent of…

  • By: Staff
  • August 3, 2021 August 3, 2021
  • 13:00

CPPIB appointing Suyi Kim as global head of private equity

The Canadian Pension Plan Board is appointing Suyi Kim as senior managing director and global head of private equity, effective September 15. In the new…

  • By: Staff
  • July 30, 2021 July 30, 2021
  • 15:00

Institutional investors’ interest in digital assets on the rise: survey

The majority (71 per cent) of institutional investors expect to add digital assets to their investment portfolios within the next five years, according to a…

  • By: Staff
  • July 29, 2021 July 29, 2021
  • 12:25

Ontario Teachers’, PSP, IMCO investing in net-zero fund, Caisse in medtech fund

Three of Canada’s largest pension funds are investing in a new fund focused on the global transition to a net-zero economy. The Brookfield Global Transition…

  • By: Staff
  • July 28, 2021 July 28, 2021
  • 15:00