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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,…

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…

CPPIB investing in Indian roads, French real estate credit

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is boosting its interest in Indian infrastructure conglomerate IndInfravit Trust, after agreeing to pay $173 million for an additional 15.9…

Understanding liquid private equity investment strategies

It’s likely that investors seeking the potential higher returns and the lower downside risks of private equity in their diversified portfolios already know that, historically,…

Imperial Oil shareholders defeat Bâtirente’s net-zero emissions motion

The majority (86 per cent) of Imperial Oil Ltd. investors voted to defeat a shareholder resolution that the organization adopt a target to achieve net-zero…

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CPPIB expanding Korean joint venture; Ontario Teachers’ selling payment processing company

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has doubled down on its Korea Income Joint Venture with asset manager ESR Cayman Ltd., as the pair collectively…

Adoption of ESG strategies rising steadily among institutional investors: survey

The percentage of global institutional investors implementing environmental, social and governance strategies continues to rise, reaching 72 per cent in 2020 according to a recent…

Caisse investing in cloud data platform, PSP in biotech company

The Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec will join the board of cloud data company Druva Inc. as part of an agreement to invest…

IMCO reporting 5.4% net return for 2020

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario, which provides investment management services to broader public sector institutions in the province, is reporting a 5.4 per cent…

  • April 20, 2021 April 20, 2021
  • 09:00

ESG factors at the heart of the BCI’s investing strategy

Jennifer Coulson has been engaged in responsible investing and environmental, social and governance factors for two decades and remembers a time when it was difficult…