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CPPIB ends fiscal year with 6.8% return, despite final quarter contractions

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board generated returns of 6.8 per cent during its fiscal year, which ended on March 31, 2022. The institutional investor’s assets…

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
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Coalition publishes model investment contracts to enforce plan ESG guidelines

The Pension Fund Coalition is publishing a set of generic contracts aimed to help plan sponsors in establishing minimum environmental, social and governance criteria with…

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  • May 19, 2022 May 18, 2022
  • 08:55
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PIAC urges flexibility in OSFI’s pension investment risk guidelines

The Pension Investment Association of Canada is urging the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions to ensure its guidance on pension investment risk management is…

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  • May 17, 2022 May 17, 2022
  • 12:30

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
  • 09:30

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…

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
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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

Canada’s largest pension plans maintaining strong ties to fossil fuel sector: report

Directors, trustees and investment managers at Canada’s largest public pension funds are deeply involved in the fossil fuel sector, according to a new report by…

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  • May 5, 2022 May 5, 2022
  • 13:00

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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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
  • 11:30

IMCO returns 9.6% in 2021, aims to expand investments in alternative assets

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario saw returns of 9.6 per cent in 2021, according to its annual report. The IMCO’s assets under management rose…

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  • April 27, 2022 April 27, 2022
  • 09:00

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
  • 09:00

PSP Investments to support transition to global net-zero emissions by 2050

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is committing to using its capital and influence to support a transition to net-zero emissions by 2050, according to…

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  • April 26, 2022 April 26, 2022
  • 09:00

Sounding Board: Why institutional investors should consider sustainable infrastructure

How often does today’s news present stories about environmental issues? Climate change, pollution, overpopulation, deforestation, biodiversity degradation — the list is endless and these long-term…

Caisse on track to meet ESG goals, according to sustainable investing report

The value of low-carbon investments held by the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has more than doubled since 2017, according to its annual…

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  • April 14, 2022 April 13, 2022
  • 09:05
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Canadian pension funds top global transparency ranking: report

Canadian pension plans are the most transparent in the world, according to a new report by Top1000funds.com and CEM Benchmarking Inc. The report, which uses…

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  • April 14, 2022 April 13, 2022
  • 09:00

ESG integration gaining steam as institutional investors challenge myths

The focus on environmental, social and governance factors is a train that’s leaving the station, but some pension plan sponsors and institutional investors remain hesitant…

A look at the Pension Plan of the United Church of Canada’s efforts to be a good shepherd of capital

Jesus had a fractious relationship with the financial sector of his day. For those who work at the intersection of religion and finance, the reverberations…

Back to basics on gold

At the beginning of 2020, the OPSEU Pension Trust upped its gold allocation to close to six per cent of its total fund after a…

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What’s in the federal budget for DB pension plans, institutional investors?

The federal government’s 2022 budget is addressing long-standing rules preventing defined benefit plan sponsors from borrowing in most circumstances. In the $56-billion budget, which is…

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  • April 12, 2022 April 12, 2022
  • 13:00

Canadian institutional investors increasing exposure to crypto assets: survey

While more than half (57 per cent) of institutional investors got into crypto assets between 2020 and 2021, most investments were small with 71 per…

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  • April 11, 2022 April 7, 2022
  • 09:00

What’s in the federal budget for employers, employees?

The federal government’s 2022 budget, which set out $56 billion in new spending on Thursday, has a few offerings that could impact employers and employees.…

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  • April 8, 2022 April 8, 2022
  • 09:00
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Do cryptocurrencies have a place for value-oriented investors?

What’s the value of Bitcoin? Or better, what makes it valuable? Is it because many people think it’s valuable? Is it valuable because it’s cool…