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New ideas, access to top asset managers top reasons institutional investors hire OCIO: survey

About two-thirds (64 per cent) of global institutional investors say new ideas and access to top asset managers are the key benefits of hiring an…

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CPPIB proxy voting policy targeting sustainability, board term lengths and diversity: report

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is warning corporate board directors that any companies failing to consider climate risks, adopting multiple-year term lengths or lacking in…

  • By: Staff
  • September 29, 2022 September 30, 2022
  • 12:00
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AIMCo opening second office in Alberta

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is opening a new Calgary satellite office as part of a strategy to better capture investment opportunities within its home…

  • By: Staff
  • September 29, 2022 September 27, 2022
  • 12:00
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Caisse developing French residential properties, HOOPP expanding U.K. industrial site

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is entering a strategic partnership to develop affordable housing in France. The investment organization’s real estate arm,…

  • By: Staff
  • September 27, 2022 September 27, 2022
  • 12:30

Alberta’s DB pension funding rules fail to balance sustainability, affordability: ACPM

The Association of Canadian Pension Management is taking aim at the Alberta government’s funding rules for private sector defined benefit pension plans. In its response…

  • By: Staff
  • September 27, 2022 September 27, 2022
  • 12:30

Ontario Teachers’ appointing Deepak Dara to lead new Indian office

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is opening an office in Mumbai, India, which will be headed up by Deepak Dara, currently chief of staff to…

  • By: Staff
  • September 27, 2022 September 27, 2022
  • 11:45
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Investor Leadership Network publishes report detailing transition strategies

Six of the leading Canadian pension asset managers are sharing details of their energy transition strategies in a new report by the Investor Leadership Network.…

  • By: Staff
  • September 27, 2022 September 28, 2022
  • 11:30
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HOOPP selling Alberta industrial portfolio, BCI investing in home services franchise group

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan’s subsidiary HOOPP Realty Inc. is selling a portfolio of industrial properties to a real estate investment trust. Under the…

  • By: Staff
  • September 22, 2022 September 22, 2022
  • 12:30

How the CMPA looks at investments through a total portfolio lens

In the vast majority of Canadian medical malpractice lawsuits, doctors’ legal defences and patients’ settlements are paid by the Canadian Medical Protective Association, an organization…

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Institutional investor trust in crypto declined in Q2: survey

The majority (51 per cent) of Canadian investors now consider cryptocurrency investments to be untrustworthy, according to a new survey by Bitstamp, a cryptocurrency exchange…

  • By: Staff
  • September 15, 2022 September 15, 2022
  • 13:00
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CPPIB, OMERS selling Chicago toll road stakes; Caisse backing renewable energy credit lender

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and the Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System are selling their respective interests in a Chicago toll road. The investment…

  • By: Staff
  • September 15, 2022 September 15, 2022
  • 11:30

IBM entering US$16BN pension risk transfer

International Business Machines Corp. is entering a US$16 billion pension risk transfer. The annuity transaction will see 40 per cent of IBM’s defined benefit pension…

  • By: Staff
  • September 15, 2022 September 14, 2022
  • 09:00

Top global pension funds combined AUM up 8.9 per cent in 2021: report

The world’s largest pension funds saw assets increase by 8.9 per cent in 2021, according to a report by WTW’s the Thinking Ahead Institute. The…

  • By: Staff
  • September 8, 2022 September 8, 2022
  • 12:00
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OPTrust-backed Indigenous land development receiving $1.4BN loan, PSP developing Texas’ largest skyscraper

A development backed by the OPSEU Pension Trust is the beneficiary of the largest federal loan to a First Nations economic partnership in Canadian history.…

  • By: Staff
  • September 8, 2022 September 7, 2022
  • 12:00
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Ontario Teachers’ allocating $5BN to high-carbon emitters: report

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is allocating $5 billion to businesses with high-carbon emissions, according to its annual responsible investing and climate strategy report. “Recognizing…

  • By: Staff
  • September 6, 2022 September 6, 2022
  • 12:15

AIMCo assets declined 4% in Q2: report

The Alberta Investment Management Corp.’s investments declined four per cent during the second quarter of 2022, according to its quarterly report. During the quarter, the…

  • By: Staff
  • September 1, 2022 September 1, 2022
  • 12:00

CPPIB-backed insurer selling Toronto subsidiary, Cadillac Fairview adopting nostalgic strategy

A Barbadian company is acquiring the life insurance business of a company in which the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has a majority stake. According…

  • By: Staff
  • August 30, 2022 August 30, 2022
  • 12:00
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Florida introducing resolution barring ESG integration by state pension fund managers

A resolution passed by the trustees of the Florida State Board of Administration with the approval of Governor Ron DeSantis is barring state pension fund…

  • By: Staff
  • August 25, 2022 August 25, 2022
  • 13:00

PSP ditching tech giant shares, Caisse scuttling future crypto investments after Celsius losses

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board says it dumped a significant portion of its shares in two giant technology companies during the first half of…

  • By: Staff
  • August 23, 2022 August 23, 2022
  • 12:30

CPPIB enters joint venture acquiring European hotels, Ontario Teachers’ takes majority stake in Indian hospital chain

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is entering a joint venture focused on the hospitality sector. The new scheme, which also includes Hamilton Pyramid Europe,…

  • By: Staff
  • August 18, 2022 August 18, 2022
  • 12:00
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Ontario DB pension plans’ projected solvency dipped in Q2: FSRA

The projected solvency ratio of Ontario’s defined benefit pension plans declined in the second quarter of 2022, according to a new report by the Financial…

  • By: Staff
  • August 18, 2022 August 17, 2022
  • 09:00

Caisse reporting negative 7.9% return for first half of 2022

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec generated an average return of negative 7.9 per cent for the first half of 2022. The investment…

  • By: Staff
  • August 18, 2022 August 17, 2022
  • 09:00

FSRA seeking comment on draft pension registration guidelines

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario is seeking feedback on its proposed guidance on requirements for pension plans to take certain actions to avoid…

  • By: Staff
  • August 16, 2022 August 17, 2022
  • 11:30

CPPIB assets down $16BN in Q1 fiscal 2023

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is reporting net assets of $523 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2023, down from $539 billion at…

  • By: Staff
  • August 15, 2022 August 15, 2022
  • 09:00

U.K. pension regulator calling on plan sponsors to support pension scam prevention strategy

The Pension Regulator, the U.K. government body that oversees defined benefit pension plans, is calling on plan sponsors to help advance a three-pronged strategy to…

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