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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…

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  • June 16, 2022 June 16, 2022
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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
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Ontario Teachers’ financing European digital brokerage platform, CPPIB investing in wind energy generation

The Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan is financing a European online brokerage platform. The pension fund was the lead in a financing round for Trade Republic…

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  • June 6, 2022 June 7, 2022
  • 11:00

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…

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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: 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: 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…

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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…

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  • May 26, 2022 May 26, 2022
  • 13:45
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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…

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

OMERS’ real estate arm developing French laboratories, PSP-backed firm investing in Tokyo data centre

The real estate arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is entering a long-term strategic partnership to develop commercial laboratories in France. In the…

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  • May 24, 2022 May 24, 2022
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OMERS acquiring alternative energy group, AIMCO receiving shares in drilling company

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System is entering a partnership to acquire a Dutch energy firm. The Algemene Pensioen Groep, a Dutch pension plan, and the…

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  • May 19, 2022 May 19, 2022
  • 12:00

Caisse, CPPIB investing in European industrial facilities

The real estate arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is acquiring an 11.5 hectare warehouse in Germany. The facility — located…

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  • May 17, 2022 May 17, 2022
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2022 Top 40 Money Managers Report: Geopolitics roaring back into focus for institutional investors

While politics plays a role in most investment decisions, it tends to arise on a fairly localized basis, says Michael Craig, head of the asset…

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Diversified pooled funds dip 4.1% in Q1: report

Diversified pooled fund managers saw median losses of 4.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2022, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s performance universe. While Canadian…

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  • May 12, 2022 May 12, 2022
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Ontario Teachers investing in offshore wind generation, Caisse in Indian infrastructure

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is entering a joint venture to develop offshore wind projects. In a deal reached with Corio Generation Ltd., the Ontario…

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  • May 12, 2022 May 12, 2022
  • 12:00

Canadian institutional investors’ losses reach 4.61% in Q1: report

Canada’s institutional investors saw assets decline by 4.61 per cent in the first quarter of 2022, according to the BNY Mellon Canadian master trust universe. With…

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  • May 10, 2022 May 10, 2022
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Majority of institutional investors believe Ukraine crisis will lead to stagflation: survey

The majority of institutional investors believe the Russian invasion of Ukraine will be the catalyst of a period of high inflation and low employment around…

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  • May 10, 2022 May 11, 2022
  • 12:00
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Caisse financing U.S. fibre optic network expansion, OMERS buying Australian telecom towers

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is providing US$150 million in financing to a U.S. fibre optic network company. Everstream Solutions operates a 43,000…

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  • May 10, 2022 May 10, 2022
  • 11:45

Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

An article on how employers can support workers as a record number of Canadians prepare to retire was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the…

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  • May 6, 2022 May 6, 2022
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Ontario Teachers’ leads investment round for benefits provider, OMERS backs battery company

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan’s private equity arm is leading an investment round for a European health-care benefits provider. Teachers’ Venture Growth was the lead…

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  • May 5, 2022 May 5, 2022
  • 12:30
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DB pension plans saw solvency gains, 5.3% losses in April: report

In spite of overall losses, Canadian defined benefit pension plans saw their financial positions improve on a solvency and accountancy basis in April, according to…

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  • May 5, 2022 May 5, 2022
  • 11:00
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Canadian DB pension plan losses hit 5.5% in Q1: report

Canada’s defined benefit pension plans saw average losses of 5.5 per cent in the first quarter of 2022, according to a new report by RBC Investor…

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  • May 3, 2022 May 4, 2022
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Ontario Teachers’ investing in unicorn tax firm, PSP consolidating Australian cereal producers

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is investing in a unicorn firm behind a popular European tax app. The pension fund’s private equity subsidiary Teachers’ Venture…

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  • April 28, 2022 April 28, 2022
  • 13:30

U.K. institutional investors turning to renewables for portfolio diversification: survey

The overwhelming majority (92 per cent) of British institutional investors and wealth managers are planning to increase their allocations to renewable energy in order to…

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  • April 26, 2022 April 20, 2022
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