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Sustainable finance demand outpacing labour supply: report

Financial sector workers with a keen understanding of sustainable finance issues are in high demand in Canada, according to a United Nations-backed report. The report, commissioned…

Government climate policy could spark fire sales by institutional investors: report

Abrupt changes in climate policies from governments around the world could lead to fire sales of climate sensitive assets held by institutional investors, according to…

  • By: Staff
  • January 18, 2022 January 18, 2022
  • 11:20
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Caisse reinvesting in Quebec energy company, CPPIB and Oxford selling Toronto landmark

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is increasing its stake in an energy company by 16.5 per cent. Following the transaction, the investment…

  • By: Staff
  • January 18, 2022 January 18, 2022
  • 11:00

Green urban real estate investing pays off for pension funds: expert

Canadian pension funds are generating value by investing in green urban real estate using a two-pronged strategy, according to a paper on the Social Science…

Caisse recapitalizes substance use treatment centres, invests in renewables company

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is recapitalizing a U.S.-based medical services provider offering substance use disorders and mental-health treatments. The deal, between…

  • By: Staff
  • January 13, 2022 January 12, 2022
  • 09:00

Canadian DB pensions’ average funding positions improved slightly in December: report

The average Canadian defined benefit pension plan saw improvements on a solvency and accountancy basis in December, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest monthly report. It…

  • By: Staff
  • January 11, 2022 January 12, 2022
  • 11:00

HOOPP exchanges property portfolio for stake in new REIT

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is exchanging a property portfolio for a stake in a new real estate investment trust. Under the terms of…

  • By: Staff
  • January 6, 2022 January 6, 2022
  • 09:00
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Expert panel: An investment roadmap for 2022

Last year was a tumultuous one, with economies ravaged by successive waves of coronavirus pandemic-related stresses and closures. Despite the negative impact these forces had…

Experts weigh in on what investors should expect in 2022

Investors should expect the unexpected in 2022, according to George Athanassakos, professor of finance and the Ben Graham chair in value investing at Western University’s…

  • By: Staff
  • December 30, 2021 January 5, 2022
  • 09:00

Top 10 investment stories of 2021

With Benefits Canada‘s companion publication the Canadian Investment Review integrating into BenefitsCanada.com in early 2021, many of the top investment stories of the year include…

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Caisse invests in B2B technology platform, CPPIB to build four London office towers

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing $100 million in a subscription commerce platform company. The investment in AppDirect Capital will be…

  • By: Staff
  • December 22, 2021 December 21, 2021
  • 15:00

Pension charity criticizing CPPIB’s new environmental investing strategy

A Canadian charitable initiative is criticizing the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s new environmental investing strategy. “It’s encouraging to see that the CPPIB wants to invest…

Coverage of the 2021 Investment Innovation Conference

In November, leading public intellectuals, pension leaders and investment experts joined delegates at the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2021 Investment Innovation Conference at the Pillar and…

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2021 IIC coverage: Considerations for pension plan sponsors in a post-pandemic political climate

However long the social, political and economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic may last, humanity and its economic systems have weathered the storm exceptionally well,…

2021 IIC coverage: The impact of climate change on asset valuation

Asset managers that incorporate climate change into their investment processes are increasingly looking beyond commitments to net zero and exploring the impact on asset valuation,…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • December 21, 2021 December 17, 2021
  • 07:58

2021 IIC coverage: Maximizing the certainty of an outcome — it isn’t just death and taxes

With many defined benefit pension plan solvency ratios at all-time highs, plan sponsors have an excellent opportunity to rethink their approach to investing, according to…

2021 IIC coverage: How OPTrust is designing, implementing an effective ESG strategy

The OPSEU Pension Trust is shifting toward responsible investing as environmental, social and governance factors become increasingly more material to returns for institutional investors. “We’re…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • December 21, 2021 December 21, 2021
  • 07:54

2021 IIC coverage: Is inflation here to stay?

“Inflation is here and it has a meaningful impact on portfolios and financial assets,” said Ilan Kolet, an institutional portfolio manager at Fidelity Investments Inc.,…

2021 IIC coverage: Unlocking investment innovation in Canada’s Indigenous communities

Institutional investors can play a role in reconciliation efforts by embracing the growth opportunities presented by Canada’s Indigenous communities, according to Kevin Thomas, chief executive…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • December 21, 2021 December 17, 2021
  • 07:52

2021 IIC coverage: Saving Canada from demographic doom

Pension plan sponsors pay too much attention to predictions and not enough to demographic data, according to Darrell Bricker, chief executive officer of Ipsos Public…

2021 IIC coverage: Are pension plan sponsors rethinking real estate investments in work-from-home era?

The coronavirus pandemic will leave an indelible mark on the way businesses operate, said Gary Timlick, chair of the investment committee at the Winnipeg Civic…

Caisse co-financing remote monitoring company, OMERS subsidiary enters Australian rental market

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is co-financing $100 million in credit for a remote area monitoring company. The Caisse is joining fellow…

  • By: Staff
  • December 20, 2021 December 20, 2021
  • 15:00

How the OPTrust is taking a sustainable approach to investment

Before Alison Loat joined the OPSEU Pension Trust as its first managing director of sustainable investing and innovation in 2019, her experience with sustainability investing…

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CPPIB targeting high carbon emitters for long-term investments

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is pursuing a new strategy that involves investing in businesses with high greenhouse gas emissions and a desire to…

  • By: Staff
  • December 16, 2021 December 15, 2021
  • 10:00
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Caisse co-investing in sustainable energy, AIMCo acquiring U.K. warehouses

The Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec is entering a co-investment collaboration targeting ventures in the sustainable energy sector. The three-year agreement between the…

  • By: Staff
  • December 16, 2021 December 16, 2021
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