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CPPIB investing in West Bengal mall, OTPP selling British biscuit company

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing 5.6 billion Indian rupees (about $93 million) to secure a 49 per cent equity stake in a…

  • By: Staff
  • June 2, 2021 June 2, 2021
  • 16:00
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Caisse signs agreement on Indonesian infrastructure investment, acquires more shares in eyecare company

The Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec, the Indonesian Investment Authority, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and APG Asset Management have signed a memorandum…

  • By: Staff
  • May 27, 2021 May 27, 2021
  • 12:00

Value creation may be new cap rate compression in real estate investment

As the era of cap rate compression draws to a close, how can institutional investors maintain the outsized returns they’ve enjoyed for over a decade?…

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Manulife appoints first global head of real assets for private markets

Manulife Investment Management Holdings (Canada) Inc. is appointing Christoph Schumacher as its first global head of real assets for private markets. In the new role,…

  • By: Staff
  • May 25, 2021 May 25, 2021
  • 13:00
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CPPIB reporting $497.2BN net assets in fiscal 2021

A record return over the first full year of the pandemic has put the manager of Canada’s largest retirement fund years ahead of schedule to…

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Caisse investing in wireless communications, BCI in Chile timber

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is one of two organizations investing a total US$940 million in Phoenix Tower International, a U.S.-based wireless…

  • By: Staff
  • May 21, 2021 May 20, 2021
  • 09:00

Is there a place for psychedelics in institutional portfolios?

With the global psychedelic drugs market projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 12.36 per cent between 2021 and 2027 to a…

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UAPP withdrawing $2.7BN public equities portfolio from AIMCo

The Universities Academic Pension Plan is withdrawing control of its $2.7-billlion public equities portfolio from the Alberta Investment Management Corp. The withdrawal comes following ongoing…

PSP launching U.K. logistics joint venture, Ontario Teachers’ buying Brazilian electricity transmission platform

The Public Service Pension Investment Board is teaming up with real estate investor Bridge Industrial to launch a joint venture targeting logistics properties in the…

Dogecoin, NFTs taking centre stage while institutional investors wait in the wings

If you needed any evidence that cryptocurrency investments are having a mainstream moment, look no further than last weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live. In the…

2021 Top 40 Money Managers Report: Building back strong

Investors breathed a sigh of relief as they turned over their calendars at the end of 2020. Few were sorry to see the back of…

Provident10 paints new path on ‘blank canvas’ following pension reform

A defined benefit pension plan leader rarely gets to work with a “blank canvas,” but Chuck Bruce has taken that unique opportunity and drawn a…

CPPIB investing in Indian roads, French real estate credit

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is boosting its interest in Indian infrastructure conglomerate IndInfravit Trust, after agreeing to pay $173 million for an additional 15.9…

Caisse, UPP employees receiving recognition for net-zero contributions

Employees at two Canadian pension plans are being recognized for their responsible investment achievements. The British High Commission and the Canada Climate Law Initiative named…

  • By: Staff
  • May 7, 2021 May 7, 2021
  • 15:00

Understanding liquid private equity investment strategies

It’s likely that investors seeking the potential higher returns and the lower downside risks of private equity in their diversified portfolios already know that, historically,…

Imperial Oil shareholders defeat Bâtirente’s net-zero emissions motion

The majority (86 per cent) of Imperial Oil Ltd. investors voted to defeat a shareholder resolution that the organization adopt a target to achieve net-zero…

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Caisse investing in data centres, IMCO in life science real estate

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is among the investors committing more than $600 million to eStruxture Data Centers Inc., a data centre…

  • By: Staff
  • May 3, 2021 May 3, 2021
  • 15:00
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Attracted by liquidity, institutional investors broadening use of ETFs

Last spring, when fixed income markets in Canada were especially hard hit, exchange-traded funds proved their ability to continue to deliver liquidity, according to speakers…

AIMCo posting 2.5% total fund return for 2020

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is reporting a total fund return of 2.5 per cent net of all fees for 2020, approximately 5.4 per cent…

  • By: Staff
  • April 22, 2021 April 22, 2021
  • 09:00
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CPPIB launching investment group focused on sustainable energy

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is launching a investment group that will focus on renewables, conventional energy and new technology and service solutions. The…

  • By: Staff
  • April 7, 2021 April 25, 2021
  • 13:00
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Ontario Teachers’ reporting 8.6% net return for 2020

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is reporting a total-fund net return of 8.6 per cent for 2020, a year which has generated mixed financial results…

  • By: Staff
  • April 1, 2021 April 1, 2021
  • 09:00
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CPPIB selling 45% stake in software services provider

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is selling its approximately-45 per cent interest in GlobalLogic Worldwide Holdings Inc. to Hitachi Ltd., a deal expected to…

  • By: Staff
  • April 1, 2021 April 1, 2021
  • 09:00
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One year later: The AIMCo, CAAT and OPTrust on lessons learned during the pandemic

Despite adjustments to operations and investments during the coronavirus pandemic, Canada’s major pension plan leaders are maintaining a long-term view by looking ahead to a…

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Holding company backed by Caisse, Ontario Teachers’ making first acquisition, CPPIB investing in Brazil water infrastructure

An insurance holding company backed by the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is making its inaugural transaction,…

  • By: Staff
  • March 25, 2021 April 24, 2021
  • 09:00

Real estate investments balloon as future of retail, office sectors remain up in the air

Like many pension experts, Peter Ballon, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s global head of real estate, will have the early days of March 2020…