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PSP acquiring Australian vineyards, OMERS selling majority stake in calibration company

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is acquiring a portfolio of vineyards in Australia. According to the terms of the deal reached with Casella Family Brands, the…

Caisse investing in wind and solar projects, AIMCo in German real estate

Ontario Teachers’ investing in U.K. energy network, CPPIB acquiring stake in Brazilian internet provider

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is acquiring a stake in a U.K. renewable electricity network. According to the terms of an agreement with Scottish and…

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  • November 29, 2022 November 29, 2022
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Expert panel: China’s ESG mask slips

Reports that a leading asset manager is delaying the launch of a Chinese bond fund indefinitely are a clear sign that the facade around Chinese…

Canadian pension plans named as passive beneficiaries of China’s crimes against humanity: report

Nine Canadian public sector pension plans are passively invested in companies with evidenced involvement in the persecution of Uyghurs in China, according to a new…

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  • November 22, 2022 November 23, 2022
  • 12:00

CPPIB reinvesting in airport operator, Cadillac Fairview developing Calgary-area industrial site

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is increasing its stake in a French airport operator. The investment organization is acquiring a 1.59 per cent share…

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  • November 17, 2022 November 17, 2022
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UPP appointing Brian Gill as chief technology officer, Luca Lupo leading OMERS Infrastructure’s London office

The University Pension Plan is appointing Brian Gill as its chief technology officer. In the new role, Gill will oversee the teams responsible for the…

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  • November 17, 2022 November 17, 2022
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CPPIB generated 0.2% returns in Q3 despite global market declines

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s assets returned 0.2 per cent during the third quarter of 2022, according to its latest quarterly report. By Sept.…

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  • November 15, 2022 November 16, 2022
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CPPIB acquiring luxury hotel in Rome, HOOPP selling Alberta pet food company

A joint venture involving the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing in a hotel in Rome. The acquisition of the W Rome is part…

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  • November 10, 2022 November 10, 2022
  • 12:00

Canadian DB pension plan solvency rose 3.1% in October: report

Canada’s defined benefit pension plans improved on both a solvency basis and an accounting basis in October, according to a new report by LifeWorks Inc.…

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  • November 8, 2022 November 8, 2022
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Canadian DB pensions return median 0.27% in Q3 amid challenging economic environment: report

Canadian defined benefit pension plans saw a median return of 0.27 per cent for the third quarter of 2022 amid a challenging economic environment, according…

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  • November 3, 2022 November 3, 2022
  • 12:00
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Global interest rate hikes influenced modest gains for Canadian DB pensions in Q3: reports

Canadian pension plan investments saw very modest gains in the third quarter of 2022 as both stock and bond markets responded favourably to the pace…

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  • October 31, 2022 October 31, 2022
  • 15:00

Caisse appoints Martin Longchamps as head of private equity

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is appointing Martin Longchamps as executive vice-president and head of private equity, effective Nov. 14, 2022. Based…

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  • October 27, 2022 October 26, 2022
  • 15:00
Caisse investing in wind and solar projects, AIMCo in German real estate

Caisse invests in Japanese renewable energy company, leads investment round in Montreal software firm

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing a potential US$339 million in a renewable energy company in Japan. According to a press…

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  • October 27, 2022 October 26, 2022
  • 11:00

PSP entering U.K. real estate partnership, Ontario Teachers’ reinvesting in Indian infrastructure fund

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is entering a joint venture to invest in life sciences facilities in the U.K. The institutional investor and its…

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  • October 20, 2022 October 19, 2022
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Curbing inflation may take up to 18 months: expert

It may take up to 18 months for central banks policies to curb inflation to around two per cent on an annual basis, says Julianna…

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CPPIB investing in Indian toll roads, Caisse investing in vertical farming

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing $60 million in an infrastructure trust sponsored by the National Highways Authority of India. In 2021, the…

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  • October 17, 2022 October 17, 2022
  • 12:00

2022 DCIF: Best practices for incorporating sustainable investing into target-date funds

As greater numbers of defined contribution pension plan members ask for environmental, social and governance-friendly investment options, plan sponsors will need to grapple with how…

Late 70s back in vogue as institutional investors look to the future

As a fresh-faced elementary school student in 1977, Aaron Bennett wasn’t quite in the target demographic for the freshly launched Benefits Canada magazine. Still, Bennett…

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LDI leveraging strategies left U.K. DB pensions vulnerable to bond yield spike: expert

The use of leverage by U.K. defined benefit pension plans with liability-driven investment strategies left them vulnerable to a sharp rise in bond yields in…

Caisse financing Japanese solar project; BCI- and CPPIB-backed grain distributor acquiring U.S. competitor

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is financing part of a renewable energy project in Japan. The investment organization is investing about $90…

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  • October 13, 2022 October 11, 2022
  • 09:00

Majority of global institutional investors implementing sustainable investing: survey

The majority (89 per cent) of global institutional investors are implementing sustainable investing, compared to 76 per cent in 2021, according to a new survey…

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  • October 7, 2022 October 7, 2022
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IMCO investing in digital infrastructure provider, Caisse constructing Boston life sciences facility

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is investing US$450 million in a digital infrastructure provider. DataBank Ltd. operates a portfolio of 74 data centres in France,…

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  • October 6, 2022 October 6, 2022
  • 12:45

Cadillac Fairview names Julian Neave as director of London office

The real estate arm of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is appointing Julian Neave as the director of its London office. As the first director…

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  • October 6, 2022 October 6, 2022
  • 12:30

Global institutional investors overlooking African climate opportunities: report

Global institutional investors are overlooking climate-related opportunities in Africa, according to a new report by independent non-profit research group the Climate Policy Initiative. “The private…

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  • October 6, 2022 October 6, 2022
  • 12:00

Coverage of the 2022 Risk Management Conference

In 2022, normal was supposed to make a comeback — it didn’t. Just as supply chains began to stabilize, war broke out in Europe, China…

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  • October 6, 2022 September 30, 2022
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