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BCI names Michel Drolet as senior VP of corporate risk, chief audit officer

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is appointing Michel Drolet as senior vice-president of corporate risk and chief audit executive. In the role, he’ll lead…

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  • June 28, 2022 June 28, 2022
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How to prepare pension portfolios for persistently higher inflation: CPBI session

There are a lot of reasons to believe financial markets will be very different in the next 10 to 20 years than what pension funds…

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IMCO allocates funds to global credit managers, Caisse-backed bus fleet operator buys transport company

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is allocating US$1 billion to two global credit managers. The majority of the capital, US$550 million, will be invested…

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

Expert panel: Time for pension plan sponsors to focus on rebuilding mutually beneficial relationships with asset managers

As mask mandates lift and life gets back to normal, defined benefit plan sponsors and institutional asset managers are looking forward to re-engaging with each…

PSP acquiring U.K. life sciences campus, Caisse investing in Quebec manufacturer

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is investing in a life sciences campus in the U.K. Capital Park Cambridge is a 17-hectare campus with about…

  • By: Staff
  • June 16, 2022 June 16, 2022
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Average solvency position of Canadian DB pension plans improved in May: report

The average Canadian defined benefit pension plan saw improvements in its solvency position in May, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest monthly report. An investment portfolio…

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  • June 14, 2022 June 14, 2022
  • 12:30

Fund backed by CPPIB, OMERS acquiring Indian road portfolio; CPPIB investing in life sciences service provider

A fund backed by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and the Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is buying a stake in Indian road projects.…

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  • June 14, 2022 June 14, 2022
  • 12:00

Institutional investor initiative taking aim at dual-class shares

A coalition of global pension funds with combined assets of more than $1.25 trillion is launching an initiative to push back against the rise of dual-class…

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  • June 14, 2022 June 14, 2022
  • 11:55

ICPM appointing Sebastien Betermier as next executive director

The International Centre for Pension Management is appointing Sebastien Betermier as its next executive director. Betermier, who is currently an associate professor of finance at…

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  • June 9, 2022 June 8, 2022
  • 11:00
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Caisse investing in pharmaceutical company, vegetable seller

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing in a private pharmaceutical company. The investment in the Quebec-based Corealis Pharma Inc., a company…

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  • May 31, 2022 May 31, 2022
  • 12:30

Coverage of the 2022 Global Investment Conference

In April, delegates joined academics, asset managers and a former Canadian Prime Minister at the Chateau Fairmont in Lake Louise, Alta., for the Canadian Investment…

  • May 30, 2022 May 31, 2022
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2022 GIC coverage: Navigating the winds of global change

As a member of the Southern Africa Committee, a group that organized international pressure on South Africa’s apartheid regime, Joe Clark learned the value of…

2022 GIC coverage: A look at diversification opportunities as inflation rises

King Midas’ gold-heavy investment portfolio wasn’t built for long-term growth, rather as an effective hedge against long-term inflation. “The 150-year real return of gold has…

2022 GIC coverage: Using robust research strategies to reveal market opportunities

Robust research on emerging trends can reveal much about future market opportunities, said Joe Faraday, director, international equities at Baillie Gifford, during his session. “I…

2022 GIC coverage: Theory versus reality in low-volatility investing

“We all know the basic premise — that assets with more risk should generally be compensated with higher returns. The more risk you take, the…

2022 GIC coverage: Fixed income markets keeping calm, carrying on amid global uncertainty

With increased market volatility due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, central banks in the West looking to tighten monetary policies as the world begins emerging…

2022 GIC coverage: Relaxing constraints in liquid portfolios could lead to better investment outcomes

While institutional investors have likely relaxed leverage constraint in their private equity portfolios, they could realize better investment outcomes by taking the same approach with…

2022 GIC coverage: What regulatory hurdles are ahead for DeFi?

Regulations on emerging decentralized finance technology have proven difficult to enforce, in part because, in the world of self-fulfilling digital contracts, it isn’t always clear…

2022 GIC coverage: Canada’s Maple 8 pension funds outperforming peers on a global scale

Canada’s Maple 8 — the country’s largest eight public pension plans that manage a total of about $2 trillion in assets — use similar governance…

2022 GIC coverage: Institutional investors seeking better risk-adjusted returns should turn to emerging market debt

Canadian institutional investors should have a strategic allocation to emerging market debt, Ward Brown, fixed income portfolio manager at MFS Investment Management, explained during his…

2022 GIC coverage: A look at the five tenets of alternative investing

Groups of people spending decades wandering through deserts may need at least 10 rules to survive, but in the rough-and-tumble world of alternative investing, you…

2022 GIC coverage: Embedding DEI into business practice removes blind spots, barriers for institutional investors

Diversity, equity and inclusion is a business imperative that has a direct impact on institutional investors’ overall performance. While investors can have the best strategy…

2022 GIC coverage: Should pension plans engage or divest from high-carbon assets?

To divest or not to divest — that was the question posed by Catherine Ann Marshall, principal consultant at RealAlts Inc, in a panel discussion…

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Inflation driving interest in alternative fixed income: white paper

A high-inflation environment is pushing Canadian pension plan sponsors toward alternative sources of fixed income, according to a white paper released by Coalition Greenwich. The…

  • By: Staff
  • May 26, 2022 May 26, 2022
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OMERS enters joint venture to redevelop Berlin complex, CAAT reaches deal with CIBC Mellon

The real estate arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is entering a joint venture to manage the Sony Centre in Berlin. The Oxford…

  • By: Staff
  • May 26, 2022 May 26, 2022
  • 13:15