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Report finds infrastructure investments at the centre of energy transition roadmap

Institutional investors are at the forefront of an infrastructure overhaul expected to be worth more than $100 trillion, which will be crucial for global energy…

Coverage of the 2024 Global Investment Conference

On April 10-12, the Canadian Investment Review hosted a group of delegates, including defined benefit plan sponsors, asset managers and academics, in Alberta for the 2024 Global…

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  • June 10, 2024 June 6, 2024
  • 08:00

2024 Global Investment Conference: Global energy interests posing challenges to institutional investors’ net-zero targets

Global powerhouses China and India will continue to heavily bet in oil and gas opportunities due to projected demand, despite the global push for green…

2024 Global Investment Conference: How institutional investors can re-think active management to add value, generate alpha

An active manager only adds value for clients through three distinct ways: interpreting information through their research and decision-making, the way they manage risk through…

2024 Global Investment Conference: Emerging markets providing opportunities for institutional investors

It’s the right time for institutional investors to commit allocations to the emerging markets asset class, said Andrew Ness, portfolio manager of emerging markets equity…

2024 Global Investment Conference: Institutional investors finding opportunity in Japan’s equity market resurgence

Japan’s equity market is a growth jurisdiction once again, said Olga Bitel, partner and global strategist at William Blair, during the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2024…

2024 Global Investment Conference: How institutional investors are navigating developed, emerging market trends

During a panel at the Canadian Investment Review’s 2024 Global Investment Conference in April, three key thought leaders representing defined benefit pension plan sponsors shared…

CPPIB CEO defends current Canadian investment structure, respects rights of Alberta to consider CPP exit

In an open letter, John Graham, president and chief executive officer at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, defended the the investment organization’s current exposure…

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  • June 7, 2024 June 6, 2024
  • 15:00
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Issuance of emerging market green bonds expected to reach US$240BN by 2025: report

The issuance of emerging market green bonds linked to sustainability and social factors is expected to grow at an annual rate of 7.1 per cent…

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  • June 6, 2024 June 6, 2024
  • 11:00
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Canadian pension funds invest $2.6 billion in Asia-Pacific region in 2023: report

Canadian pension funds invested $2.6 billion in the Asia-Pacific region in 2023, according to a new report by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. It…

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  • June 3, 2024 June 3, 2024
  • 15:00
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Caisse invests up to €300 million in European data centre operator, CPPIB sells Amitra Capital

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is among a group of investors providing up to €750 million in financing to Vantage Data Centers.…

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  • May 17, 2024 May 17, 2024
  • 14:25
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BCI sells $1 billion worth of private equity holdings to investment firm

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is selling more than US$1 billion worth of private equity funds to Ardian, a France-based independent private equity investment…

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  • May 15, 2024 May 15, 2024
  • 15:00

Independent Electricity System Operator using diversification to beat volatility

The Independent Electricity System Operator’s pension plan is in the midst of a comeback from a period of heightened post-coronavirus pandemic volatility, with diversification as…

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Caisse invests $200 million in Quebec-based apparel firm, CPPIB buys energy company for US$6.2 billion

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Gildan Activewear Inc. have reached an agreement that will see the Montreal-based apparel manufacturer issue $200…

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  • May 9, 2024 May 9, 2024
  • 15:00
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Average Canadian DB pension plan returns 3.6% in Q1 2024: reports

The average Canadian defined benefit pension plan posted a median return of 3.6 per cent in the first quarter of 2024, according to a new…

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  • May 6, 2024 May 6, 2024
  • 15:00
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ESG standards helping institutional investors realize positive annualized returns: study

Environmental, social and governance standards have helped investors generate positive annualized returns, with environmental investments leading the pack globally, according to a new study from…

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  • May 3, 2024 May 7, 2024
  • 15:00

Expert panel: How institutional investors are adapting to a post-pandemic global economy

Renowned American businessman and investor Charlie Munger once said, “You have to keep learning if you want to become a great investor. When the world…

Ontario Teachers’ considers selling seniors’ residence operator, Ivanhoé Cambridge forms Australian student housing joint venture

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is considering selling Amica Senior Lifestyles in a deal that could be worth $5 billion, according to report by Bloomberg. The…

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  • April 19, 2024 April 18, 2024
  • 15:00
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CAAT returns 9.5% for 2023, led by global, emerging market equities

The Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan saw a net return of 9.5 per cent for 2023, with net assets of $20.1 billion,…

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  • April 18, 2024 April 18, 2024
  • 09:30

CPPIB expands role of global offshore wind platform

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is expanding the role of its wholly owned subsidiary Reventus Power as its dedicated global offshore wind platform. The…

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  • April 15, 2024 April 12, 2024
  • 15:00
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IMCO returns 5.6% for 2023, driven by public equities

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is reporting a net return of 5.6 per cent for 2023, with net assets increasing to $77.4 billion. The…

Canadian pension funds seeking diversification in real estate at home, abroad: experts

Significant headwinds in the commercial real estate sector have impacted the number of transactions seen in 2023, leading institutional investors to pursue diversification at home…

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CPPIB establishes student housing real estate investment platform, sells holdings in sports management firm

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing up to $40 million in the creation of a real estate investment platform dedicated to purpose-built student…

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  • April 5, 2024 April 4, 2024
  • 15:00
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on considerations for plan sponsors ahead of the rollout of a new generation of obesity drugs was the most-read article on BenefitsCanada.com. Here…

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  • April 5, 2024 April 4, 2024
  • 09:00
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Where do Canadian institutional investors stand on calls for increased domestic investments?

A renewed call for increased domestic investments by Canadian pension plans isn’t surprising amid an ongoing discussion around the role of investment organizations in supporting the…