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Ontario Teachers’ appointing Romeo Leemrijse as executive managing director, equities

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is appointing Romeo Leemrijse as executive managing director of equities, effective Jan. 1, 2023. In the role, he’ll be responsible…

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  • December 16, 2022 December 16, 2022
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How Möbius Benefit Administrators is asserting pension independence the prairie way

In 2014, Colyn Lowenberger, then the director of pension and disability administration at the City of Regina, heard a knock at his office door —…

UPP reaches major investing, administration milestones in 2022: CEO

In 2022, the University Pension Plan implemented a growth plan, investment strategy, climate action plan and administration system. In a note to the jointly sponsored defined…

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  • December 15, 2022 December 15, 2022
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AIMCo appointing Marlene Puffer as CIO, HOOPP naming Mark Cormier as managing director

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is appointing Marlene Puffer as chief investment officer, effective Jan. 30, 2023. In the role, she’ll serve as head of…

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  • December 14, 2022 December 14, 2022
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Caisse investing in Taiwan wind farm, CPPIB in Indonesian logistics venture

PSP, CPPIB backing offshore wind companies

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is investing in a Norwegian offshore wind service company. The investment organization and asset management firm Sandbrook Capital Management…

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  • December 13, 2022 December 13, 2022
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Survey finds 44% of institutional investors likely to increase allocations to alternatives

More than two-fifths (44 per cent) of North American institutional investors say they’re likely to increase allocations to alternative investments, citing high inflation (89 per…

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  • December 13, 2022 December 13, 2022
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Majority of institutional investors expecting recession, stagflation challenges in 2023: survey

While the vast majority (85 per cent) of institutional investors believe the economy is in a recession or will enter a recession next year, two-thirds (65…

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  • December 12, 2022 December 12, 2022
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Ontario Teachers’ acquiring online presence providers, Caisse increasing stake in construction firm

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is jointly acquiring and consolidating two online presence companies alongside an investment fund. The investment organization and its partner, Cinven…

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  • December 8, 2022 December 7, 2022
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Prospect of global economic slowdown tops list of institutional investor concerns: survey

The possibility of a global economic slowdown is of greater concern to global institutional investors than rising inflation, according to a new survey from the…

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  • December 8, 2022 December 7, 2022
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AIMCo-financed carbon emissions down 9% in 2021

The Alberta Investment Management Corp.’s total financed carbon dioxide emissions fell nine per cent in 2021, according to its annual climate disclosure. According to figures…

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  • December 6, 2022 December 6, 2022
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PSP acquiring Australian vineyards, OMERS selling majority stake in calibration company

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is acquiring a portfolio of vineyards in Australia. According to the terms of the deal reached with Casella Family Brands, the…

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  • December 1, 2022 December 2, 2022
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Caisse investing in wind and solar projects, AIMCo in German real estate

Ontario Teachers’ investing in U.K. energy network, CPPIB acquiring stake in Brazilian internet provider

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is acquiring a stake in a U.K. renewable electricity network. According to the terms of an agreement with Scottish and…

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  • November 29, 2022 November 29, 2022
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2022 Top 40 Money Managers Report: The risks for DB, DC plan sponsors around alternative investments

When Saskatchewan’s Public Employees Pension Plan’s board introduced alternatives to its investment lineup in 2020 with an aim to improve the defined contribution plan’s risk-adjusted…

How InBenefits is aiming to prove the potential of target-benefit pensions

Alain Malaket has a nuanced perspective on risk — one informed by his experiences as a third-party administrator, pension regulator, consultant, pension plan director and…

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Ontario seeking feedback on framework for target-benefit pension plans

In its fall economic statement, the Ontario government said it will ask stakeholders to provide feedback this winter on a draft framework for target-benefit pension…

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  • November 17, 2022 November 17, 2022
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CPPIB reinvesting in airport operator, Cadillac Fairview developing Calgary-area industrial site

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is increasing its stake in a French airport operator. The investment organization is acquiring a 1.59 per cent share…

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  • November 17, 2022 November 17, 2022
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Caisse, CPPIB, Ontario Teachers’ invest in insurance company

UPP appointing Brian Gill as chief technology officer, Luca Lupo leading OMERS Infrastructure’s London office

The University Pension Plan is appointing Brian Gill as its chief technology officer. In the new role, Gill will oversee the teams responsible for the…

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  • November 17, 2022 November 17, 2022
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CPPIB generated 0.2% returns in Q3 despite global market declines

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s assets returned 0.2 per cent during the third quarter of 2022, according to its latest quarterly report. By Sept.…

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  • November 15, 2022 November 16, 2022
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Institutional investors unclear on the consequences of climate change, energy transition: expert

Institutional investors must recognize the risks and opportunities presented by climate change and national efforts to mitigate it, says Jaakko Kooroshy, head of sustainable investment…

Ontario Teachers’ facing losses from crypto exchange collapse, Caisse financing Quebec EV manufacturer

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is facing losses from an investment in a cryptocurrency exchange that filed for bankruptcy on Nov. 11. The pension fund invested…

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  • November 14, 2022 November 15, 2022
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DB pension plans not taking full advantage of agricultural carbon savings: expert

Canada’s defined benefit pension plans aren’t taking full advantage of regenerative agriculture practices, says Shidan Gouran, founder and chairman of Bluesphere Carbon, a New York-based…

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CPPIB acquiring luxury hotel in Rome, HOOPP selling Alberta pet food company

A joint venture involving the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing in a hotel in Rome. The acquisition of the W Rome is part…

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  • November 10, 2022 November 10, 2022
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Canadian DB pensions return median 0.27% in Q3 amid challenging economic environment: report

Canadian defined benefit pension plans saw a median return of 0.27 per cent for the third quarter of 2022 amid a challenging economic environment, according…

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  • November 3, 2022 November 3, 2022
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Caisse appoints Martin Longchamps as head of private equity

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is appointing Martin Longchamps as executive vice-president and head of private equity, effective Nov. 14, 2022. Based…

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  • October 27, 2022 October 26, 2022
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