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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…

Cryptocurrency sentiment growing bearish, finds survey

Canadian investors and advisors were skeptical about cryptocurrency in the second quarter of 2021, according to a new quarterly survey by Horizons ETF Management Inc.…

  • By: Staff
  • July 22, 2021 July 23, 2021
  • 12:30
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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

UTAM naming Chuck O’Reilly as new president, CIO

The University of Toronto Asset Management Corp. is appointing Chuck O’Reilly as its next president and chief investment officer. O’Reilly, the UTAM’s senior portfolio manager…

  • By: Staff
  • July 6, 2021 July 6, 2021
  • 15:00

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

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
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PSP reporting 18.4% net return for fiscal 2021

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is reporting a net return of 18.4 per cent in fiscal 2021. As of March 31, 2021, the PSP…

  • By: Staff
  • June 22, 2021 June 21, 2021
  • 09:00

Financial market regulators highlighting focus on DC investment fees

Investment fees led the agenda at the Joint Forum of Financial Market Regulators’ annual meeting last week. This year, the forum engaged externally on investment fees,…

  • By: Staff
  • June 15, 2021 June 14, 2021
  • 15:00

OMERS in equity funding for Swedish battery manufacturer

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System is co-leading a US$2.75 billion ($3.3 billion) private placement to raise equity for Northvolt, a Swedish battery maker. Alongside…

  • By: Staff
  • June 14, 2021 June 14, 2021
  • 08:45
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Decline in bond yields signals market observers to be on ‘inflation watch’: report

The funded position for an average Canadian defined benefit pension plan improved slightly during May, with a solvency of 108.2 per cent, according to a…

  • By: Staff
  • June 10, 2021 June 10, 2021
  • 12:30
Caisse investing in wind and solar projects, AIMCo in German real estate

Caisse buying natural gas company, Ontario Teachers’ closing Enwave deal

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is taking a majority interest of Noverco and its subsidiary Energir, Quebec’s largest natural gas distribution company.…

  • By: Staff
  • June 9, 2021 June 11, 2021
  • 08:45

U.S. pension funds supporting changes to Exxon board in battle over climate change

As Exxon Mobil Corp. shareholders continue their bid to force the oil giant to deal more aggressively with climate change, several large U.S. institutional investors are…

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CPPIB investing in West Bengal mall, OTPP selling British biscuit company

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing 5.6 billion Indian rupees (about $93 million) to secure a 49 per cent equity stake in a…

  • By: Staff
  • June 2, 2021 June 2, 2021
  • 16:00

University of Waterloo aiming to reach full carbon neutrality of pension, endowment investments by 2040

The University of Waterloo is committing to reducing the carbon footprint of its pension and endowment investment portfolios by 50 per cent by 2030, with…

  • By: Staff
  • June 2, 2021 June 2, 2021
  • 09:00
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Caisse signs agreement on Indonesian infrastructure investment, acquires more shares in eyecare company

The Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec, the Indonesian Investment Authority, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and APG Asset Management have signed a memorandum…

  • By: Staff
  • May 27, 2021 May 27, 2021
  • 12:00
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CUPE seeking third-party review of OMERS following 2020 investment losses

The Ontario arm of the Canadian Union of Public Employees is seeking a third-party review of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System’s investment strategies, returns…

  • By: Staff
  • May 25, 2021 May 31, 2021
  • 11:00

Canadian ETF market reaches US$189BN in 2020: report

Assets in the Canadian exchange-traded funds market reached US$189 billion in 2020, fuelled by a compound annual growth rate of 25 per cent over the…

Is there a place for psychedelics in institutional portfolios?

With the global psychedelic drugs market projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 12.36 per cent between 2021 and 2027 to a…

PSP launching U.K. logistics joint venture, Ontario Teachers’ buying Brazilian electricity transmission platform

The Public Service Pension Investment Board is teaming up with real estate investor Bridge Industrial to launch a joint venture targeting logistics properties in the…

Dogecoin, NFTs taking centre stage while institutional investors wait in the wings

If you needed any evidence that cryptocurrency investments are having a mainstream moment, look no further than last weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live. In the…

2021 Top 40 Money Managers Report: Building back strong

Investors breathed a sigh of relief as they turned over their calendars at the end of 2020. Few were sorry to see the back of…

NL’s College of Physicians and Surgeons latest employer to join DBplus pension

Newfoundland and Labrador addressing $8.18BN unfunded pension, employee benefits liabilities

At the end of March 2020, Newfoundland and Labrador had $4.89 billion in unfunded pension liabilities, including unfunded liability and promissory notes, according to a…

Looking under the hood of jumbo transactions

The recent announcement that General Motors of Canada Co. purchased $1.8 billion of annuities for its salaried pension plan is creating a lot of excitement.…

Opportunities for DB plans to de-risk at an attractive price in 2021: report

The average defined benefit pension plan saw its funded position continue to improve in April on a solvency and accounting basis, according to a new…