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Caisse-backed investment trust acquiring India highway

Caisse-backed investment trust acquiring India highway

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing in its first transportation project with the purchase of a 67-kilometre highway in India. The…

  • By: Staff
  • January 21, 2021 February 16, 2021
  • 15:00
CPPIB investing in real estate, Intact acquisition approved

CPPIB investing in real estate, Intact acquisition approved

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is one of three investors entering a partnership with real estate developer SKR to develop, own and operate a…

  • By: Staff
  • January 20, 2021 January 20, 2021
  • 09:00
PSP selling stake in European rail lessor, investing in health-care technology company

PSP selling stake in European rail lessor, investing in health-care technology company

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is selling its stake in Alpha Trains, a Europe-based lessor of locomotives and passenger trains. The PSP, which has…

  • By: Staff
  • January 15, 2021 February 16, 2021
  • 09:01
Ontario Teachers’ acquiring majority interest in U.S. packaging company

Ontario Teachers’ acquiring majority interest in U.S. packaging company

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Ares Management Corp. are both acquiring a majority interest in U.S.-based packaging company TricorBraun. The packaging company’s management team…

  • By: Staff
  • January 8, 2021 January 8, 2021
  • 15:00
CPPIB investing in U.S. real-estate developments, European wind farms

CPPIB investing in U.S. real-estate developments, European wind farms

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is forming a joint venture with Greystar Real Estate Partners to pursue multi-family real estate development opportunities in target markets in the…

  • By: Staff
  • January 7, 2021 January 19, 2021
  • 15:00
Ontario Teachers’ invests in online education co., credit lender

Ontario Teachers’ invests in online education co., credit lender

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is among the investors contributing more than US$1.6 billion in Series E+ financing to Zuoyebang, a China-based online education start-up.…

  • By: Staff
  • January 7, 2021 January 7, 2021
  • 09:00
Canadian DB plans bouncing back after stock rally: report

Canadian DB plans bouncing back after stock rally: report

A rally on the stock market in the fourth quarter helped boost the strength of Canadian defined benefit pension plans to end 2020, according to…

Caisse investing in Taiwan wind farm, CPPIB in Indonesian logistics venture

Caisse investing in Taiwan wind farm, CPPIB in Indonesian logistics venture

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and local investor Cathay PE are jointly acquiring a 50 per cent interest in the Greater Changhua…

  • By: Staff
  • January 5, 2021 January 19, 2021
  • 09:00
Caisse investing in wind and solar projects, AIMCo in German real estate

Caisse investing in wind and solar projects, AIMCo in German real estate

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing an additional US$1 billion in Invenergy Renewables, a developer and operator of wind and solar…

  • By: Staff
  • January 4, 2021 January 19, 2021
  • 09:00
How lessons from one crisis helped HOOPP tackle another

How lessons from one crisis helped HOOPP tackle another

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan’s struggles when the dot-com bubble burst planted the seeds for the liability-driven investing strategy it’s so well known for…

CPPIB acquiring U.K. mall after owner fails to find buyer

CPPIB acquiring U.K. mall after owner fails to find buyer

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s credit division is acquiring the Trafford Centre in Britain after the shopping mall’s owner failed to find a buyer.…

OMERS selling stake in software company, Caisse investing in cement producer

OMERS selling stake in software company, Caisse investing in cement producer

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System’s infrastructure arm is selling its interest in DoProcess, an Ontario-based software provider for legal professionals. The sale will give full…

  • By: Staff
  • December 11, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 15:00
Public sector union pressuring PSP to ‘pull out’ of all long-term care investments

Public sector union reiterating call for the PSP to ‘pull out’ of all long-term care investments

The Public Service Alliance of Canada is reiterating a call for its pension investment manager to divest its ownership in Revera Inc. over the company’s safety…

EMPEA appointing CPPIB’s Suyi Kim to board of directors

The Emerging Markets Private Equity Association is appointing Suyi Kim, head of Asia Pacific at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, to its board of…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 19:05

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is adding Boon Sim to its board of directors

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is adding Boon Sim to its board of directors. Sim held senior leadership roles at Singapore-based investment house Temasek International…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 19:02
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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is appointing Vincent Delisle as head of liquid markets

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is appointing Vincent Delisle as head of liquid markets, effective Aug 3., 2020. He began his career as a securities…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 18:59

AIMA Canada forming new executive committee

The Canadian chapter of the Alternative Investment Management Association is forming its new 2020-22 executive committee. Belle Kaura, vice-president of legal and chief compliance officer…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 18:52

Ontario Teachers’ invests in supply chain tech, announces CFO to retire

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is leading a US$50-million series C funding round for Calgary-based 3D robotics supply chain company Attabotics Inc. The pension fund is making…

  • December 10, 2020 January 20, 2021
  • 18:51

CPPIB appoints first chief investment officer

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing Edwin Cass as its first-ever chief investment officer. In the new role, he’ll be responsible for total…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 18:48
Bâtirente continuing to reduce carbon footprint of investments

Bâtirente continuing to reduce carbon footprint of investments

Quebec-based pension fund Bâtirente has reduced the carbon footprint of its equities by more than 22 per cent of its benchmark portfolios, according to the…

  • December 10, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 15:00

OMERS appointing Paul Brundage as deputy chair of investments

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System has appointed Paul Brundage as deputy chair of investments, effective Oct. 1. Previously, he was executive vice-president of Europe…

  • December 10, 2020 January 18, 2021
  • 01:45
CPPIB, Caisse investing in European clean energy projects

CPPIB, Caisse investing in European clean energy projects

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is launching Renewable Power Capital Ltd., a U.K.-based platform that will focus on renewable energy investments in Europe. The platform…

  • By: Staff
  • December 9, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 15:00
Caisse investing in U.S.-based fintech company

Caisse investing in U.S.-based fintech company

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing in IEX Group Inc., a New York-based financial technology company. The company operates the Investors’ Exchange, a…

  • By: Staff
  • December 3, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 15:00
Ontario Teachers’ investing in eye-care provider

Ontario Teachers’ investing in eye-care provider

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is acquiring a majority stake in NVISION Eye Centers, a U.S.-based provider of eye-care services. As part of the transaction,…

  • By: Staff
  • December 2, 2020 December 2, 2020
  • 09:20
CPPIB investing in Seattle real estate, BCI in legacy acquirer

CPPIB investing in Seattle real estate, BCI in legacy acquirer

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Hudson Pacific Properties Inc. are purchasing an office tower in Seattle for US$625 million. The property is 98 per cent leased with…

  • By: Staff
  • November 30, 2020 November 30, 2020
  • 15:00