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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

BCI returns 16.5% and increases AUM in fiscal 2021: annual report

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. returned 16.5 per cent for its combined pension plan clients and increased its assets under management from $171.3 billion…

  • By: Staff
  • July 27, 2021 July 26, 2021
  • 12:00

CPPIB investing in Canadian AI, PSP in gene-editing software company

The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board is investing in a Toronto-based artificial intelligence company. The CPPIB entered a $125 million funding round for a Untether AI…

  • By: Staff
  • July 22, 2021 July 22, 2021
  • 12:00
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CPPIB enters U.S. office co-investment deal, Japanese data centre joint venture

The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board is entering a co-investment partnership with the Government of Singapore Investment Corp. and Boston Properties Inc. to acquire $1 billion…

  • By: Staff
  • July 15, 2021 July 15, 2021
  • 11:00

DB pension interest in fixed income grew in 2020, finds PIAC asset mix report

Members of the Pension Investment Association of Canada saw their managed assets grow by 7.4 per cent in 2020, according to a new report. In…

  • By: Staff
  • July 15, 2021 July 15, 2021
  • 09:00
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CPPIB invests in India’s top e-commerce company, Caisse in India’s bio-tech labs

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing $1 billion in Amazon.com Inc.’s chief rival in the Indian e-commerce sector. The Flipkart Group, which was founded in…

  • By: Staff
  • July 13, 2021 July 12, 2021
  • 08:50
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CPPIB sells energy company stake to Ontario Teachers’, Caisse enters joint venture to finance real estate developments

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has reached a deal to sell half of its shares of a Washington-based energy company to the Ontario Teachers’…

  • By: Staff
  • July 8, 2021 July 9, 2021
  • 11:00

PSP in joint venture on Toronto film studio, Caisse and OTPP to jointly acquire U.S. insurer

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is embarking on a joint venture with a real estate firm to build a film and television production studio…

  • By: Staff
  • July 2, 2021 July 28, 2021
  • 15:00

How Canada’s pension funds are maximizing fixed income in a low interest rate environment

With bond returns tied to interest rates, it’s no surprise Canadian pension funds are increasingly seeking other ways to boost fixed income yields. Canadian interest…

AIMCo beats fixed income benchmarks with innovation, flexibility

It isn’t an easy time to be a fixed income investor. After a volatile year that included a severe liquidity squeeze in the spring of…

Back to basics on insurance-linked securities

As institutional investors seek portfolio diversification and the insurance industry seeks additional capacity amid global growth, investment strategies incorporating insurance-linked securities are providing a solution…

CPPIB, AIMCo re-invest in telecom infrastructure giant, BCI in logistics firm

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and the Alberta Investment Management Corp. are together investing $2.4 billion in the Australian digital infrastructure company BAI Communications…

  • By: Staff
  • June 29, 2021 June 30, 2021
  • 10:00

Institutional investors taking closer look at Bitcoin, gold amid inflation fears

Almost 16 months since the global coronavirus pandemic was first declared, there’s now yet another thing for institutional investors to worry about — the possibility…

Value of assets in trusteed pension funds rises 6.6% in 2020 to $2.22 trillion: StatsCan

The value of assets held by Canadian trusteed pension funds increased to $2.2 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to new data from…

  • By: Staff
  • June 28, 2021 June 28, 2021
  • 09:00

Caisse invests in health-care company, Ontario Teachers’ in Chinese microfinance firm

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is participating in a $225 million Series D funding round of AlayaCare, a Montreal-based at-home health-care software…

  • By: Staff
  • June 24, 2021 June 23, 2021
  • 10:30

Ontario Teachers’ investing in AI-based hiring platform

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is leading a US$138 million ($172 million) Series C funding round for Beamery Ltd., a company with an artificial intelligence-based…

  • By: Staff
  • June 22, 2021 June 22, 2021
  • 09:00