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Caisse invests in audiovisual technology company, Ontario Teachers’ acquires Australian agriculture operator

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing in an audiovisual and entertainment technology company. The investment organization acquired a minority stake in…

  • By: Staff
  • November 30, 2023 November 29, 2023
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World’s 100 largest asset owners’ AUM down 9% in 2022: report

The value of the total assets under management for the world’s 100 largest asset owners declined nine per cent to US$23.4 trillion as of Dec.…

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  • November 30, 2023 November 30, 2023
  • 09:00
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Ontario DB pension plans’ average solvency ratio increased to 117% in Q3 2023: FSRA

The average projected solvency ratio for Ontario defined benefit pension plans increased slightly to 117 per cent in the third quarter of 2023, with more than…

  • By: Staff
  • November 24, 2023 November 23, 2023
  • 09:00

Top money managers’ Canadian pension AUM up 7.7% year over year: report

The Canadian pension assets under management of the country’s top 40 investment managers increased by 7.7 percentage points over the previous year, from nearly $989…

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  • November 21, 2023 November 20, 2023
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Contributions to B.C. pension plans increased by 10% in 2022: report

Contributions to British Columbia-based defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans increased by 10 per cent in 2022, while contributions to target-benefit plans increased by…

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  • November 17, 2023 November 16, 2023
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Survey finds 77% of U.S. institutional investors worried about inflation and interest rates in 2024

A majority (77 per cent) of U.S.-based institutional investors expect interest rates and inflation to remain elevated in 2024, causing problems for risk assessments over…

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  • November 16, 2023 November 16, 2023
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CPPIB sells $2BN worth of fund interests, Caisse invests in Quebec media company

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is selling a portfolio of fund interests in 20 limited partnership buyout funds in a deal worth $2 billion.…

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  • November 14, 2023 November 14, 2023
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Survey finds 75% of global asset managers have an ESG policy

Environmental, social and governance considerations have gained traction in recent years with nearly 75 per cent of global asset managers saying they have an ESG…

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  • November 13, 2023 November 13, 2023
  • 15:00
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CPPIB returns 0.1% in Q2 2024, led by credit, private equity

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board returned 0.1 per cent during the second quarter of fiscal 2024, according to its latest quarterly report. By Sept.…

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  • November 13, 2023 November 13, 2023
  • 09:00
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Vestcor reduced carbon exposure in investment portfolios in 2022

Vestcor Inc. reduced the carbon exposure to several of its portfolios throughout 2022, according to its annual responsible investing report. The New Brunswick-based investment organization…

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  • November 9, 2023 November 9, 2023
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Canadian DB pension plans return -1.99% in third quarter of 2023: report

Canadian defined benefit pension plans generated a median return of negative 1.99 per cent in the third quarter of 2023, according to the BNY Mellon…

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  • November 7, 2023 November 7, 2023
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Coverage of the 2023 DC Investment Conference

Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic three years ago, the global economy has faced a bumpy ride, led by the lingering public health crisis,…

2023 DC Investment Forum: The importance of strategic asset allocation in target-date funds

Since defined contribution plan members will experience a wide variety of market conditions over the course of their working lives and into retirement, it’s important…

2023 DC Investment Forum: Why DC plan sponsors should consider a distinct credit exposure

While fixed income has long had the reputation of being the conservative and stable supporting partner in the traditional balanced portfolio, unbundling fixed income into…

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Caisse acquiring Brazilian power company, BCI closing $1.25BN bond issuance

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is acquiring Brazil-based power transmission network company Integração Transmissora de Energia in a deal worth $108.5 million.…

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  • November 2, 2023 November 1, 2023
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World’s 500 largest asset managers’ AUM down 13.7% in 2022: report

The value of the total assets under management for the world’s 500 largest asset managers reached US$113.7 trillion as of Dec. 31, 2022, down 13.7…

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  • November 2, 2023 November 1, 2023
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Average Canadian DB pension plan returns -4% in Q3 2023: reports

The average Canadian defined benefit pension plan returned negative four per cent in the third quarter of 2023, according to two new reports. The RBC…

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  • November 2, 2023 November 1, 2023
  • 09:00

Institutional investors’ class action lawsuits aim to affect corporate governance changes

While many institutional investors participate in class action lawsuits against investee companies to recover assets lost due to malfeasance, others do so to be activists,…

2023 Risk Management Conference: Are concentrated equity strategies living up to their premise?

Despite an attractive pitch to asset owners, concentrated equity strategies may be letting investors down, according to Seth Weingram, senior vice-president and director of client…

2023 Risk Management Conference: New dynamics in interest rates markets creating opportunities, risks for institutional investors

Institutional investors’ strategic approach to interest rates must evolve to properly reflect the risks and opportunities in today’s markets, according to Michael Cook, vice-president of…

2023 Risk Management Conference: U.S. political landscape offering uncertain outlook for institutional investors

The U.S. political roadmap ahead may present new challenges for institutional investors, according to Charles Myers, chairman of Signum Global Advisors, speaking during a session…

2023 Risk Management Conference: A look at BCI’s transformation from a decentralized to a centralized trading approach

A centralized trading approach forms the backbone of the recently revamped British Columbia Investment Management Corp., offering a more protective process for its stakeholders, according…

Average DB pension plan returns -3.8% in September: report

The funded position of a typical Canadian defined benefit pension plan increased on a solvency and an accounting basis as of Sept. 30, according to…

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  • October 17, 2023 October 17, 2023
  • 11:00
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Ontario Teachers’ adding partner to oversee container company, Caisse water solutions investment going private

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is partnering with an infrastructure investment company to oversee its container firm SeaCube Container Leasing. The pension fund will enter…

  • By: Staff
  • October 12, 2023 October 11, 2023
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