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BCI, Chinese energy company clash over position on non-independent board members

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is once again voting against nine proposals supported by the board of China Gas Holdings Ltd., including the re-election…

  • By: Staff
  • August 26, 2021 August 26, 2021
  • 11:30
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OMERS joining think tank to find uses for AI in the pension sector

A new strategic collaborative project between the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System and an artificial intelligence-oriented think tank is aiming to expand the use of…

Ontario Teachers’ returns 3.8% in first half of 2021

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan returned 3.8 per cent in the first half of 2021, a significant improvement on its negative 0.4 per cent return…

  • By: Staff
  • August 24, 2021 August 24, 2021
  • 12:00

AIMCo, Caisse mid-year results beat benchmarks

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. and the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec both beat benchmark index returns for the first half of 2021. As…

  • By: Staff
  • August 20, 2021 August 20, 2021
  • 09:00

CPPIB invests in German ceramics firm, Caisse to redesign central London building

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing in a German ceramics manufacturing business. The CPPIB joined the U.K.-based alternative investment management group BC Partners…

  • By: Staff
  • August 19, 2021 August 18, 2021
  • 09:00
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British PM calling on domestic institutional investors to be more like Canadian pension funds

In an open letter, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak are calling on the U.K.’s institutional investors to follow the…

  • By: Staff
  • August 9, 2021 August 9, 2021
  • 15:00

BCI returns 16.5% and increases AUM in fiscal 2021: annual report

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. returned 16.5 per cent for its combined pension plan clients and increased its assets under management from $171.3 billion…

  • By: Staff
  • July 27, 2021 July 26, 2021
  • 12:00

Cryptocurrency sentiment growing bearish, finds survey

Canadian investors and advisors were skeptical about cryptocurrency in the second quarter of 2021, according to a new quarterly survey by Horizons ETF Management Inc.…

  • By: Staff
  • July 22, 2021 July 23, 2021
  • 12:30
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CPPIB invests in India’s top e-commerce company, Caisse in India’s bio-tech labs

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing $1 billion in Amazon.com Inc.’s chief rival in the Indian e-commerce sector. The Flipkart Group, which was founded in…

  • By: Staff
  • July 13, 2021 July 12, 2021
  • 08:50
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CPPIB sells energy company stake to Ontario Teachers’, Caisse enters joint venture to finance real estate developments

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has reached a deal to sell half of its shares of a Washington-based energy company to the Ontario Teachers’…

  • By: Staff
  • July 8, 2021 July 9, 2021
  • 11:00

UTAM naming Chuck O’Reilly as new president, CIO

The University of Toronto Asset Management Corp. is appointing Chuck O’Reilly as its next president and chief investment officer. O’Reilly, the UTAM’s senior portfolio manager…

  • By: Staff
  • July 6, 2021 July 6, 2021
  • 15:00

CPPIB, AIMCo re-invest in telecom infrastructure giant, BCI in logistics firm

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and the Alberta Investment Management Corp. are together investing $2.4 billion in the Australian digital infrastructure company BAI Communications…

  • By: Staff
  • June 29, 2021 June 30, 2021
  • 10:00

Caisse invests in health-care company, Ontario Teachers’ in Chinese microfinance firm

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is participating in a $225 million Series D funding round of AlayaCare, a Montreal-based at-home health-care software…

  • By: Staff
  • June 24, 2021 June 23, 2021
  • 10:30
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PSP reporting 18.4% net return for fiscal 2021

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is reporting a net return of 18.4 per cent in fiscal 2021. As of March 31, 2021, the PSP…

  • By: Staff
  • June 22, 2021 June 21, 2021
  • 09:00

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,…

  • By: Staff
  • June 15, 2021 June 14, 2021
  • 15:00

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…