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Caisse investing in U.S.-based fintech company

Caisse adds exposure to fintech, CPPIB and BCI-owned grain company acquisition to be reviewed

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is increasing its exposure to fintech opportunities. The investment organization was among investors in a $71 million…


Canadian institutional investors monitoring dispute with India

Canadian institutional investments in India could cool down if escalation between the two countries continues, according to a trade and investment lawyer. John Boscariol, a…

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PSP Investments reports $48.9BN exposure to green assets

Investments in low-carbon activities leading to positive environmental impacts make up 16.2 per cent of the Public Sector Pension Investment Board’s total assets under management,…

Caisse investing in artificial intelligence, OMERS backing property services firm

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing in Vooban, a Quebec-based supplier of applied artificial intelligence services. The investment will aid Vooban’s…

  • By: Staff
  • September 26, 2023 September 25, 2023
  • 10:30

CPPIB appointing Manroop Jhooty head of total fund management

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing Manroop Jhooty as senior managing director and head of total fund management, effective immediately. In the new role,…

  • By: Staff
  • September 21, 2023 September 20, 2023
  • 15:00

AIMCo reporting 4.5% return in first half of 2023, lifted by global equities

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is reporting a net return of 4.5 per cent for the six-month period ending June 30, 2023. At the halfway point…

  • By: Staff
  • August 31, 2023 September 5, 2023
  • 11:30

Self-storage investments offer real estate alternative amid general sector struggles

Institutional investors are opening the door to the self-storage category to find some relief from a turbulent year in real estate. According to data published…

Cybersecurity concerns spark U.S. executive order blocking investments in Chinese tech

As U.S. President Joe Biden signs an executive order obstructing the departure of domestic capital from venture and private capital into China, it’s raising a…

Majority of U.K. DB pension plan sponsors favour annuity buyout as long-term strategy: survey

More than half of U.K. defined benefit pension plan sponsors say they’d consider ways of securing benefits for their members beyond insurance-based solutions, according to a…

  • By: Staff
  • August 15, 2023 August 14, 2023
  • 10:00

Pulling Simon Fraser University’s endowment funds back from the brink

Jacky Shen suspects he was the oldest intern Simon Fraser University’s treasury department ever had. It was 2007, he was in his early 40s, had…


Report finds Canadian pension risk transfer market saw $7.8BN in transferred liabilities in 2022

Canada’s pension de-risking market saw a record-breaking year in 2022, with $7.8 billion in transferred liabilities and 155 transactions, according to a new report by…

Wildfires crystallizing threats of catastrophic climate change for pension plan administrators

British Columbia’s wildfires have crystallized the threats pension plan administrators across that province face from catastrophic climate change events, says Damara Kiceniuk, senior risk analyst…

New study explores how DB pension plan size impacts investment mandates, asset allocation

A new study looking at the implications of scale in defined benefit pension plans found size is key for several trends over time, including investment…

Survey finds half of global investors reduced investment in digital assets in the past year

While nearly half (49 per cent) of global institutional investors and wealth managers have reduced their investment levels in digital assets in the past 12 months,…

  • By: Staff
  • July 27, 2023 July 26, 2023
  • 11:00

BoC raises key interest rate to 5%, expects slower return to inflation target

The Bank of Canada raised interest rates again on Wednesday and released new projections that suggest it will take longer to get inflation back to…

Alberta government accused of sitting on provincial pension feasibility study

Alberta’s finance critic says a report on the feasibility of a provincial replacement for the Canada Pension Plan has been kept back from the public…

  • By: Staff
  • July 11, 2023 July 11, 2023
  • 12:00

OMERS to acquire Dutch energy infrastructure solutions business, Ontario Teachers’ investing in Australian industrial site

The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System’s infrastructure arm, alongside APG Asset Management on behalf of Dutch pension fund ABP, is signing an agreement to acquire…

  • By: Staff
  • July 11, 2023 July 11, 2023
  • 12:00

Canada Post appointing Theva Naidoo as director of pension fund investments, external equities

The Canada Post Corp. pension plan is appointing Thavanesan Naidoo as director of pension fund investments and external equities. Naidoo, who has more than 30…

  • By: Staff
  • July 6, 2023 July 6, 2023
  • 12:30

Canadian annuity prices show asymmetrical response to interest rate shifts: experts

Canadian annuity prices have an asymmetrical response to changing interest rates, making it more expensive to de-risk defined benefit pension plans shortly after rates rise,…

Pension investment organizations backing consolidated sustainability standards in joint statement

The leaders of 11 of Canada’s largest public sector pension investment organizations are calling on companies to adopt a new framework that would consolidate existing…

  • By: Staff
  • June 29, 2023 June 29, 2023
  • 12:30

Asset managers anticipating short-term growth: survey

More than four-fifths (84 per cent) of asset managers expect their firms will grow over the next 18 months, according to a new survey by…

  • By: Staff
  • June 29, 2023 June 30, 2023
  • 12:30

BCI’s net assets grow 3.5% in fiscal 2023, led by alternatives

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. saw a return of 3.5 per cent and increased its assets under management from $228.6 billion to $233 billion…

  • By: Staff
  • June 27, 2023 June 27, 2023
  • 12:30

Are institutional investors meeting diversity targets set for investee companies?

Considering women account for just over half of the population, Andrew MacDougall understands why — taken in isolation — the state of female representation at…

Leveraging the long-term perspective at Rexel North America

The current economic maelstrom, with its high inflation and interest rates, has left many institutional investors operating in uncharted territory — though not Rashid Maqsood,…