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CPPIB appointing John Graham as CEO following resignation of Mark Machin

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing John Graham (pictured) as its new chief executive officer, following the resignation of Mark Machin. Graham was…

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Mercer Canada report says rally in stocks helped strengthen pension plans to end year

A rally on the stock market in the fourth quarter helped boost the strength of Canadian defined benefit pension plans to end the year, a…

Ontario Teachers’ Jennifer Newman elected to IIROC board

Several members were either elected or re-elected to the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada’s board of directors last week. Among the newly elected members…

  • By: Staff
  • September 28, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 10:54
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Caisse investing in European elderly care company

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is acquiring a minority interest in Colisée Group, a Paris-based elderly care company. The investment, alongside an…

  • By: Staff
  • September 25, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 08:28

Caisse invests in agri-food sustainability, OMERS and Ontario Teachers’ sell stake in smart-metering company

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and multi-stage investment firm S2G Ventures are creating a co-investment partnership whereby the Caisse will invest up…

  • By: Staff
  • September 23, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 16:21

FSRA allowing DB pension sponsors to defer contributions until 2021

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario is providing employers with the option to defer contributions to certain defined benefit pension plans to help with…

  • By: Staff
  • September 23, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 07:53
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Ontario Teachers’ opening Singapore office

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is opening a new office in Singapore to enhance its capabilities in Asia Pacific. As of the end of 2019,…

  • By: Staff
  • September 22, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 07:18

FSRA seeking input on draft guidance for DB pension asset transfers

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority is seeking stakeholder input on draft guidance on providing consent for asset transfer transactions under the Pension Benefits Act. Aiming…

  • By: Staff
  • September 15, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 09:40
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What will coronavirus mean for pension investors in the long-term?

Real estate, a long-time stable, returns-generating asset class for pension plans, may no longer be as solid due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.…

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Ivanhoé Cambridge buys mixed-use Paris real estate for redevelopment

Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate investment arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, is buying a parcel of real estate in the…

  • By: Staff
  • September 4, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 07:59
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HOOPP looking to LDI strategy 2.0 amid low interest rates

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is well-known for its liability-driven investing strategy, which helped it successfully weather the 2008 financial crisis. During the coronavirus…

  • By: Yaelle Gang
  • September 4, 2020 December 5, 2020
  • 07:36
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Ontario Teachers’ invests in Indian private credit

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board is investing US$350 million with Indian private debt manager Edelweiss Alternate Asset Advisors. The investment represents a long-term partnership…

  • By: Staff
  • September 3, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 09:52

Caisse, DP World to invest US$4.5 billion in global ports

International port operator DP World reached a deal Thursday with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec to pour an additional US$4.5 billion into…

OMERS Ventures leads funding round for automotive intelligence company

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System’s venture capital arm has led a $9 million series-A funding round for automative intelligence firm Acerta Analytics Solutions Inc.…

  • By: Staff
  • September 2, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 08:27
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Greystar joins CPPIB, Cyrela in Brazilian residential real estate joint venture

Greystar Real Estate Partners is joining the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Cyrela Brazil Realty in a joint venture that will develop, own and…

  • By: Staff
  • September 1, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 09:24

Caisse’s real estate arm investing in logistics site in Australia

Ivanhoé Cambridge, the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec’s real estate arm, is entering into an agreement with real estate logistics specialist LOGOS Group…

  • By: Staff
  • August 25, 2020 December 5, 2020
  • 15:15
OMERS Sponsors Corp. changing board structure

OMERS Sponsors Corp. changing board structure

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System’s Sponsor Corp. board is changing from a co-chair to a chair and vice-chair system. After discussions on changes to…

  • By: Staff
  • August 21, 2020 December 5, 2020
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How have Canada’s DB pensions changed over the last decade?

Whether it’s battling the challenges of plan maturity, increasing longevity, the changing nature of work or difficult financial markets, these so-called golden handcuffs are looking…

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Balancing liquidity and the search for yield at U.S. public pension funds

U.S. public pension funds can expect to see hurdles from the coronavirus crisis similar to those experienced in past recessions, according to a new report…

  • By: Staff
  • August 10, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 08:04

Caisse de dépôt posts negative 2.3 per cent return in first six months of 2020

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec says the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic resulted in posting a negative return of 2.3 per…

Caisse, Sun Life, investing in telemedicine provider

Sun Life Financial is entering into a strategic commercial partnership and making a $32.7 million equity investment in Canadian telemedicine provider Dialogue. Through the deal,…

  • By: Staff
  • July 30, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 14:26
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Strong Q2 equity gains good news for DB plans: report

Canadian defined benefit pension plans recovered some of their losses from the start of 2020 in the second quarter off the back of strong public…

  • By: Staff
  • July 29, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 07:48

Ontario Teachers’ investing in financial crime-prevention technology company

ComplyAdvantage, a technology company focused on detecting and preventing financial crime, is closing a US$50 million series C round of funding that was led by…

  • By: Staff
  • July 28, 2020 December 5, 2020
  • 12:53

CPPIB Credit shedding shares of Canadian gold mine developer

CPPIB Credit Investments Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, is selling 10 million shares in Battle North Gold Corp.…

  • By: Staff
  • July 27, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 09:16
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BCI’s QuadReal closes inaugural green bond senior note offering

QuadReal Property Group, the real estate investment arm of the British Columbia Investment Management Corp., has issued $350 million of 1.747 per cent series-2 senior…

  • By: Staff
  • July 27, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 07:46