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Caisse, CPPIB, Ontario Teachers’ invest in insurance company

Caisse sells 1.3% of shares in insurance firm, BCI buys ownership stake in Australian agriculture operator

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is selling 1.3 per cent of the issued and outstanding common shares it holds of insurance provider…

Energy transition stocks getting lots of interest from investors, TSX Venture list shows

Canadian-based mining companies that are betting on the global energy transition saw a surge of investor interest in 2023, according to the latest edition of…

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Caisse buys stake in Quebec-based logistics operator, CPPIB sells stake in South Korean logistics joint venture

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is acquiring an equity stake in North American port terminal and logistics operator QSL International Ltd. The…

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  • February 23, 2024 February 23, 2024
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OMERS’ portfolio company acquiring solar energy development platform

Caisse acquires 80% stake in Japanese solar power plant, AIMCo opens New York office

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is acquiring an 80 per cent stake in a Japanese solar power generation plant alongside its portfolio company…

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  • February 16, 2024 February 14, 2024
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Canadian pension funds make top 10 list for largest annualized 10-year returns: report

Three of Canada’s largest pension plans are among the top 10 pension funds that generated the largest compound annualized returns between 2013 and 2022, according…

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  • February 14, 2024 February 14, 2024
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How active management strategies are helping institutional investors amid volatile global marketplace

As global markets navigate turbulent economic waters, active management is proving once again to be a lifeline for institutional investors to ensure their portfolios ride…

Average Canadian DB pension plan returns 8.4% in Q4 2023: report

The average Canadian defined benefit pension plan generated a median return of 8.4 per cent for the fourth quarter of 2023, according to a report…

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  • February 8, 2024 February 7, 2024
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U.S.-China business relationship, private credit shaping investments in 2024: IMCO

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario believes an increasingly icy dynamic between the U.S. and China could lead to heightened volatility for institutional investors this…

AIMCo creates $1 billion fund for energy transition, Caisse backs aircraft financing platform

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is setting up a new $1 billion fund to invest in energy transition and decarbonization efforts, according to a report by…

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  • February 1, 2024 February 1, 2024
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Three Canadian pension funds’ investments among the biggest mergers, acquisitions deals in Q4 2023: report

A joint venture that saw the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Blackstone Inc. acquire a 20 per cent stake in a senior mortgage loan portfolio…

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  • February 1, 2024 February 1, 2024
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Four Canadian pension funds increasing exposure to private credit: report

As banks continue to pull back on lending, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, the Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System…

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  • January 29, 2024 February 1, 2024
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Mild U.S. recession expected mid-2024, inflation to slow significantly: report

Institutional investors could face a mild economic recession in the U.S. at the end of the first half of 2024, according to a new report…

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  • January 24, 2024 January 24, 2024
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Coverage of the 2023 Defined Benefit Investment Forum

On Dec. 6, the Canadian Investment Review hosted its annual Defined Benefit Investment Forum. With the close of a year marred by financial fragility and global…

2023 Defined Benefit Investment Forum: How quality investing can help plan sponsors navigate uncertain markets

A quality investing strategy has some of the same benefits of a well-made pair of sneakers, said Ranjit Sufi, managing director and head of institutional…

2023 Defined Benefit Investment Forum: The value of active management in emerging markets

With historic perceptions of emerging markets and equities no longer matching reality, institutional investors have the opportunity to scoop up good companies at low valuations,…

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OMERS evaluates sale of LifeLabs, CPPIB sells stake in software company

The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is considering the sale of LifeLabs Inc., according to a report by The Globe and Mail. A spokesperson for…

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  • January 22, 2024 January 22, 2024
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Ontario Teachers’ co-sponsoring new Indian renewable energy fund, OPTrust considers selling stake in Spain transport infrastructure company

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is co-sponsoring a new India-based infrastructure investment trust holding assets in the renewable energy space. The new fund raised US$165…

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  • January 18, 2024 January 18, 2024
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Some institutional investors asking fund managers to release capital before committing to more funding

Some institutional investors are telling private equity managers they’ll only commit to upcoming fund raises if their capital tied up in old funds is released,…

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  • January 18, 2024 January 17, 2024
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2023 Investment Innovation Conference: How institutional investors can optimize academic research to mitigate risk, generate alpha

The University of California San Diego’s Kroner Center for Financial Research is examining four research areas that can assist institutional investors in determining successful strategies that…

Global REITs expected to outperform in 2024 due to lack of supply, resilient corporate valuations: report

After two years of underperformance, global real estate investment trusts are expected to outperform in 2024 due to a decline of supply and resilient corporate…

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  • January 15, 2024 January 15, 2024
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Ontario Teachers’ making key appointments to executive team

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is making four key appointments to its executive team, effective immediately. The investment organization has appointed Stephen McLennan as chief…

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  • January 12, 2024 January 12, 2024
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Caisse buys stake in Brazilian energy firm subsidiary, backs Quebec-based bakery

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is buying a 15 per cent stake in a subsidiary of Brazil-based renewable energy company ENGIE Brasil…

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  • January 4, 2024 January 4, 2024
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MPs calling on government to bar pension funds from investing in Chinese companies linked to human rights abuses

The House of Commons Special Committee studying Canada-China relations is calling on the federal government to bar Canadian pension funds from investing in Chinese companies…

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  • January 4, 2024 January 3, 2024
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Rising bond yields, frontier markets top of mind for institutional investors in 2024: expert

The progression of bonds and frontier markets over the long term will be top of mind for institutional investors in the coming year, according to…

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Caisse invests in Quebec-based telecommunications firm, AIMCo backs Asian green energy fund

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing in telecommunications provider Cogeco Communications Inc. The investment organization will now hold $350 million worth…

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  • December 14, 2023 December 13, 2023
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