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PSP entering strategic alliance with produce company, Ontario Teachers’ investing in online retailer

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is entering a strategic alliance with a produce vendor. According to the agreement, PSP Investments will manage the acquisition…

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  • June 30, 2022 June 30, 2022
  • 12:00

Economic, geopolitical factors causing inflationary uncertainty for institutional investors: report

A new report is urging pension plan sponsors and other institutional investors to ensure the resilience of their portfolios in a number of different inflationary…

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  • June 28, 2022 June 28, 2022
  • 13:30
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CPPIB selling stake in U.K. utilities provider, Ontario Teachers’ investing in insurance brokerage

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is selling its stake in a U.K. wireless utilities provider. Through the deal reached with Digital 9 Infrastructure, an…

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  • June 28, 2022 June 28, 2022
  • 12:00

How to prepare pension portfolios for persistently higher inflation: CPBI session

There are a lot of reasons to believe financial markets will be very different in the next 10 to 20 years than what pension funds…

OMERS expanding Australian telecom tower network, Caisse investing in online furniture retailer

The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is acquiring an Australian developer owner and operator of telecommunications towers. Following the acquisition, the OMERS will consolidate the…

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  • June 23, 2022 June 22, 2022
  • 11:00
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IMCO allocates funds to global credit managers, Caisse-backed bus fleet operator buys transport company

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is allocating US$1 billion to two global credit managers. The majority of the capital, US$550 million, will be invested…

  • By: Staff
  • June 21, 2022 June 21, 2022
  • 11:00

PSP acquiring U.K. life sciences campus, Caisse investing in Quebec manufacturer

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is investing in a life sciences campus in the U.K. Capital Park Cambridge is a 17-hectare campus with about…

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  • June 16, 2022 June 16, 2022
  • 13:15

Fund backed by CPPIB, OMERS acquiring Indian road portfolio; CPPIB investing in life sciences service provider

A fund backed by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and the Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is buying a stake in Indian road projects.…

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  • June 14, 2022 June 14, 2022
  • 12:00

Institutional investor initiative taking aim at dual-class shares

A coalition of global pension funds with combined assets of more than $1.25 trillion is launching an initiative to push back against the rise of dual-class…

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  • June 14, 2022 June 14, 2022
  • 11:55

Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

An article on how pension plans are approaching risk management was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular…

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  • June 10, 2022 June 9, 2022
  • 09:00
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PSP Investments returns 10.9% due to strong alternatives performance

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board returned 10.9 per cent — or $19.7 billion — across is total portfolio in the 2022 fiscal year. Between…

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  • June 10, 2022 June 9, 2022
  • 09:00

Expert panel: A checklist for a credible climate plan

Pension plan sponsors can’t ignore the financial risks of climate change or respond to them with half-baked approaches that allow companies to continue pumping out pollution.…

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HOOPP unveils updated plans to reduce emissions in real estate portfolio

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is planning to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of its $20 billion real estate portfolio. According to a new…

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  • June 7, 2022 June 7, 2022
  • 12:30
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Expert panel: Is risk management the new frontier in pension governance?

The importance of risk management isn’t new for the majority of defined benefit pension plan sponsors and administrators. The impact of long-term interest rates, market…

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SPP adding two fund managers to diversify balanced fund portfolio

The Saskatchewan Pension Plan is allocating parts of its balanced fund to Ninepoint Partners and Fengate Asset Management in a bid to further diversify its portfolio. Ninepoint…

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  • June 7, 2022 June 6, 2022
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Ontario Teachers’ financing European digital brokerage platform, CPPIB investing in wind energy generation

The Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan is financing a European online brokerage platform. The pension fund was the lead in a financing round for Trade Republic…

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  • June 6, 2022 June 7, 2022
  • 11:00
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CPPIB launching growth equity team

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is launching a growth equity team. The team, which will be led by Leon Pedersen as managing director and…

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  • June 2, 2022 June 2, 2022
  • 12:30
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Caisse investing in pharmaceutical company, vegetable seller

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing in a private pharmaceutical company. The investment in the Quebec-based Corealis Pharma Inc., a company…

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  • May 31, 2022 May 31, 2022
  • 12:30

2022 GIC coverage: Using robust research strategies to reveal market opportunities

Robust research on emerging trends can reveal much about future market opportunities, said Joe Faraday, director, international equities at Baillie Gifford, during his session. “I…

2022 GIC coverage: Fixed income markets keeping calm, carrying on amid global uncertainty

With increased market volatility due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, central banks in the West looking to tighten monetary policies as the world begins emerging…

2022 GIC coverage: Unpacking challenges, misunderstandings around private market allocations

In recent years, Canada’s largest pension plans have dramatically increased their allocations to private assets — and smaller plans’ sponsors are taking note. “Investors are…

2022 GIC coverage: Relaxing constraints in liquid portfolios could lead to better investment outcomes

While institutional investors have likely relaxed leverage constraint in their private equity portfolios, they could realize better investment outcomes by taking the same approach with…

2022 GIC coverage: Canada’s Maple 8 pension funds outperforming peers on a global scale

Canada’s Maple 8 — the country’s largest eight public pension plans that manage a total of about $2 trillion in assets — use similar governance…

2022 GIC coverage: A look at the five tenets of alternative investing

Groups of people spending decades wandering through deserts may need at least 10 rules to survive, but in the rough-and-tumble world of alternative investing, you…

2022 GIC coverage: Embedding DEI into business practice removes blind spots, barriers for institutional investors

Diversity, equity and inclusion is a business imperative that has a direct impact on institutional investors’ overall performance. While investors can have the best strategy…