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CPPIB ends fiscal year with 6.8% return, despite final quarter contractions

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board generated returns of 6.8 per cent during its fiscal year, which ended on March 31, 2022. The institutional investor’s assets…

OMERS acquiring alternative energy group, AIMCO receiving shares in drilling company

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System is entering a partnership to acquire a Dutch energy firm. The Algemene Pensioen Groep, a Dutch pension plan, and the…

  • By: Staff
  • May 19, 2022 May 19, 2022
  • 12:00

Coalition publishes model investment contracts to enforce plan ESG guidelines

The Pension Fund Coalition is publishing a set of generic contracts aimed to help plan sponsors in establishing minimum environmental, social and governance criteria with…

  • By: Staff
  • May 19, 2022 May 18, 2022
  • 08:55

Canadian pension plans well positioned as inflation hits 31-year high: report

Canada’s pension plans are well positioned to succeed in a high inflation environment though stagflation remains a significant threat, according to a new report from…

Canadian institutional investors’ losses reach 4.61% in Q1: report

Canada’s institutional investors saw assets decline by 4.61 per cent in the first quarter of 2022, according to the BNY Mellon Canadian master trust universe. With…

  • By: Staff
  • May 10, 2022 May 10, 2022
  • 13:10
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Majority of institutional investors believe Ukraine crisis will lead to stagflation: survey

The majority of institutional investors believe the Russian invasion of Ukraine will be the catalyst of a period of high inflation and low employment around…

  • By: Staff
  • May 10, 2022 May 11, 2022
  • 12:00

2021 Pension Leadership Awards winners announced

The Canadian Investment Review is proud to announce the winners of the second annual Pension Leadership Awards. The winners are: Chief Investment Officer of the Year James…

  • By: Staff
  • May 5, 2022 May 5, 2022
  • 13:30
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DB pension plans saw solvency gains, 5.3% losses in April: report

In spite of overall losses, Canadian defined benefit pension plans saw their financial positions improve on a solvency and accountancy basis in April, according to…

  • By: Staff
  • May 5, 2022 May 5, 2022
  • 11:00
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Canadian DB pension plan losses hit 5.5% in Q1: report

Canada’s defined benefit pension plans saw average losses of 5.5 per cent in the first quarter of 2022, according to a new report by RBC Investor…

  • By: Staff
  • May 3, 2022 May 4, 2022
  • 11:30
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Caisse secures shares in consolidated rail company, Ontario Teachers’ redevelops Toronto mall

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is securing a share in a holding company consolidating two European high-speed rail companies. Alongside a group…

  • By: Staff
  • May 3, 2022 May 2, 2022
  • 09:00

Ontario Teachers’ investing in unicorn tax firm, PSP consolidating Australian cereal producers

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is investing in a unicorn firm behind a popular European tax app. The pension fund’s private equity subsidiary Teachers’ Venture…

  • By: Staff
  • April 28, 2022 April 28, 2022
  • 13:30

IMCO returns 9.6% in 2021, aims to expand investments in alternative assets

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario saw returns of 9.6 per cent in 2021, according to its annual report. The IMCO’s assets under management rose…

  • By: Staff
  • April 27, 2022 April 27, 2022
  • 09:00

U.K. institutional investors turning to renewables for portfolio diversification: survey

The overwhelming majority (92 per cent) of British institutional investors and wealth managers are planning to increase their allocations to renewable energy in order to…

  • By: Staff
  • April 26, 2022 April 20, 2022
  • 09:00
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CPPIB finances global restructuring, investment advisor; OMERS closes sustainable bond offering

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is providing $300 million in credit to a global restructuring and investment advisory firm. The financing of Gordon Brothers, a…

  • By: Staff
  • April 26, 2022 April 25, 2022
  • 09:00
Alberta government facing backlash after changing terms of public-sector pensions

AIMCo returns 14.7% in record-breaking year

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. secured a return of 14.7 per cent in 2021, according to its annual report. During the year, the AIMCo’s assets under…

  • By: Staff
  • April 21, 2022 April 21, 2022
  • 11:00

Ontario Teachers’ renames venture capital arm, unveils growth plan

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is renaming its venture capital and global private equity arm. Previously known as the Teachers’ Innovation Platform, the arm will…

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  • April 19, 2022 April 19, 2022
  • 12:30

OMERS selling infrastructure subsidiary, Caisse building Texas office tower

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System is selling its maritime infrastructure subsidiary. The deal with VINCI Concessions Canada Inc. will see the OMERS hand off BPC…

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  • April 19, 2022 April 19, 2022
  • 11:00
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What’s in the federal budget for DB pension plans, institutional investors?

The federal government’s 2022 budget is addressing long-standing rules preventing defined benefit plan sponsors from borrowing in most circumstances. In the $56-billion budget, which is…

  • By: Staff
  • April 12, 2022 April 12, 2022
  • 13:00

CPPIB, Ontario Teachers’ and PSP making global real estate investments

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is entering a joint venture to develop office space in major Indian cities. According to the terms of a…

  • By: Staff
  • April 12, 2022 April 13, 2022
  • 12:00
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Typical DB pension plan improved on a solvency, accounting basis in March: report

While a typical Canadian defined benefit pension plan saw negative investment returns in March, it also improved on a solvency and accounting basis, according to…

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  • April 7, 2022 April 7, 2022
  • 11:00
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Do cryptocurrencies have a place for value-oriented investors?

What’s the value of Bitcoin? Or better, what makes it valuable? Is it because many people think it’s valuable? Is it valuable because it’s cool…

Despite serious risks, institutional investors experimenting with DeFi: report

Recent technology developments are enabling institutional investors to use decentralized finance tools, according to a new report by the board of the International Organization of Securities…

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  • April 5, 2022 April 5, 2022
  • 12:00

Sustainability frameworks receive approval in SHARE’s proxy voting guidelines

The Shareholder Association for Research and Education is setting out new guidance for institutional investors on corporate votes regarding sustainability reporting. In its model proxy…

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  • March 31, 2022 March 31, 2022
  • 13:00

U.K. investment organizations must release climate disclosures: regulator

The U.K. pension regulator is releasing new rules on climate disclosures for institutional investors and defined benefit pension plans. In a report, the Financial Conduct…

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  • March 31, 2022 March 31, 2022
  • 12:30

BCI backs consortium buying majority stake in U.K. natural gas provider, CPPIB-backed joint venture funds South Korean data centre

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is entering a consortium that’s buying a majority stake in a U.K. natural gas provider. The consortium, which also…

  • By: Staff
  • March 28, 2022 March 28, 2022
  • 15:00