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Caisse invests $200 million in Quebec-based apparel firm, CPPIB buys energy company for US$6.2 billion

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Gildan Activewear Inc. have reached an agreement that will see the Montreal-based apparel manufacturer issue $200…

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  • May 9, 2024 May 9, 2024
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Expert panel: Cessation of real return bonds increases risk profile for Canadian pension fund model

The recent pressure put on Canadian pensions plans from private managers and governments to re-discover an investment home bias has been met with little enthusiasm,…

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Survey finds institutional investors are gaining confidence in cryptocurrency assets

Four in 10 (39 per cent) Canadian institutional investors say they have either direct or indirect exposure to cryptocurrency, according to a new survey by…

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  • May 8, 2024 May 7, 2024
  • 15:00
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Average Canadian DB pension plan returns 3.6% in Q1 2024: reports

The average Canadian defined benefit pension plan posted a median return of 3.6 per cent in the first quarter of 2024, according to a new…

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  • May 6, 2024 May 6, 2024
  • 15:00
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ESG standards helping institutional investors realize positive annualized returns: study

Environmental, social and governance standards have helped investors generate positive annualized returns, with environmental investments leading the pack globally, according to a new study from…

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  • May 3, 2024 May 7, 2024
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Expert panel: Have hedge funds budged on hurdle rates?

Even though it has been two years since the U.S. Federal Reserve started rapidly hiking interest rates, hedge fund managers aren’t more likely to have…

Expert panel: How institutional investors are adapting to a post-pandemic global economy

Renowned American businessman and investor Charlie Munger once said, “You have to keep learning if you want to become a great investor. When the world…

Average funded ratio of Canadian DB pension plans up 7% in Q1 2024: report

The funded ratio of the average Canadian defined benefit pension plan, excluding the effect of asset smoothing, reached 124 per cent as at March 31,…

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  • April 23, 2024 April 22, 2024
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AIMCo returns 6.9% in 2023, driven by equities, fixed income

The Alberta Investment Management Corp.’s total fund generated a net return of 6.9 per cent in 2023, 1.8 percentage points below its 8.7 per cent benchmark.…

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  • April 22, 2024 April 23, 2024
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Ontario Teachers’ considers selling seniors’ residence operator, Ivanhoé Cambridge forms Australian student housing joint venture

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is considering selling Amica Senior Lifestyles in a deal that could be worth $5 billion, according to report by Bloomberg. The…

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  • April 19, 2024 April 18, 2024
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

A story on how Organon Canada is supporting women employees at every stage of their career was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the top…

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  • April 19, 2024 April 18, 2024
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CAAT returns 9.5% for 2023, led by global, emerging market equities

The Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan saw a net return of 9.5 per cent for 2023, with net assets of $20.1 billion,…

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  • April 18, 2024 April 18, 2024
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Feds seeking to boost domestic investments by Canadian institutional investors: budget

In its 2024 budget on Tuesday, the federal government announced a new working group dedicated to encouraging increased domestic investments by Canadian institutional investors. Former…

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  • April 17, 2024 April 16, 2024
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Demand for data centres rising as institutional investors seek to diversify real estate portfolios: expert

Data centres are becoming an important asset for institutional investors seeking to diversify their real estate portfolios. The data centre asset class was valued at…

CPPIB expands role of global offshore wind platform

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is expanding the role of its wholly owned subsidiary Reventus Power as its dedicated global offshore wind platform. The…

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  • April 15, 2024 April 12, 2024
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on how remote and hybrid working arrangements are leading to a ‘Great Exhaustion’ was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the top five…

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  • April 12, 2024 April 11, 2024
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Back to basics on investment glide paths

Simply put, a glide path is a calculation designed to support an employee’s desired retirement timeline through investments in a target-date fund. When an employee…

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IMCO returns 5.6% for 2023, driven by public equities

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is reporting a net return of 5.6 per cent for 2023, with net assets increasing to $77.4 billion. The…

Canadian pension funds seeking diversification in real estate at home, abroad: experts

Significant headwinds in the commercial real estate sector have impacted the number of transactions seen in 2023, leading institutional investors to pursue diversification at home…

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CPPIB establishes student housing real estate investment platform, sells holdings in sports management firm

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing up to $40 million in the creation of a real estate investment platform dedicated to purpose-built student…

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  • April 5, 2024 April 4, 2024
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on considerations for plan sponsors ahead of the rollout of a new generation of obesity drugs was the most-read article on BenefitsCanada.com. Here…

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  • April 5, 2024 April 4, 2024
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Median solvency ratio of Canadian DB pension plans up 2% in Q1 2024: reports

The median solvency ratio of Canadian defined benefit pension plans increased two per cent in the first quarter of 2024, according to a report by…

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  • April 4, 2024 April 4, 2024
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Where do Canadian institutional investors stand on calls for increased domestic investments?

A renewed call for increased domestic investments by Canadian pension plans isn’t surprising amid an ongoing discussion around the role of investment organizations in supporting the…

Caisse appointing Rana Ghorayeb EVP, head of real estate

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is appointing Rana Ghorayeb as executive vice-president and head of real estate, effective April 29, 2024. She’ll…

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  • April 2, 2024 April 2, 2024
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Ontario Teachers’ gains minority stake in new alternative lender, UPP backs U.K. locomotive operator

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is gaining a minority stake in a new financial entity resulting from a merger between Fairstone Bank of Canada and…

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  • April 1, 2024 March 28, 2024
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