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Institutional investors reducing allocations to fixed income: survey

The vast majority (88 per cent) of institutional investors have reduced their allocations to fixed income over the past 18 months, according to a survey…

Sustainable finance demand outpacing labour supply: report

Financial sector workers with a keen understanding of sustainable finance issues are in high demand in Canada, according to a United Nations-backed report. The report, commissioned…

  • By: Staff
  • January 20, 2022 January 20, 2022
  • 09:45
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Caisse reinvesting in Quebec energy company, CPPIB and Oxford selling Toronto landmark

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is increasing its stake in an energy company by 16.5 per cent. Following the transaction, the investment…

  • By: Staff
  • January 18, 2022 January 18, 2022
  • 11:00

PIAC to focus on growing membership in 2022, says new board member

The Pension Investment Association of Canada board is prioritizing a return to business as usual and the expansion of the association’s membership in 2022. The…

Green urban real estate investing pays off for pension funds: expert

Canadian pension funds are generating value by investing in green urban real estate using a two-pronged strategy, according to a paper on the Social Science…

Caisse recapitalizes substance use treatment centres, invests in renewables company

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is recapitalizing a U.S.-based medical services provider offering substance use disorders and mental-health treatments. The deal, between…

  • By: Staff
  • January 13, 2022 January 12, 2022
  • 09:00

A third of investors making formal commitment to net-zero goals: survey

A growing number of institutional investors are pledging to achieve net-zero carbon emissions in their portfolios by 2050, according to a new survey by Cerulli…

  • By: Staff
  • January 12, 2022 January 10, 2022
  • 09:00

HOOPP exchanges property portfolio for stake in new REIT

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is exchanging a property portfolio for a stake in a new real estate investment trust. Under the terms of…

  • By: Staff
  • January 6, 2022 January 6, 2022
  • 09:00

2021 a banner year for largest U.S. DB pension plans: report

The largest defined benefit pension plans in the U.S. saw average funded status improve by eight per cent in 2021, according to a new report…

  • By: Staff
  • January 4, 2022 January 4, 2022
  • 09:00
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Expert panel: An investment roadmap for 2022

Last year was a tumultuous one, with economies ravaged by successive waves of coronavirus pandemic-related stresses and closures. Despite the negative impact these forces had…

Experts weigh in on what investors should expect in 2022

Investors should expect the unexpected in 2022, according to George Athanassakos, professor of finance and the Ben Graham chair in value investing at Western University’s…

  • By: Staff
  • December 30, 2021 January 5, 2022
  • 09:00
CPPIB paper highlights four post-coronavirus habits to impact investment portfolios

IMCO expecting to reach $6BN in private equity exposure by 2026

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is increasing its exposure to private equity, with plans to increase its exposure to the asset class to more…

  • By: Staff
  • December 28, 2021 December 22, 2021
  • 09:00

Top 10 investment stories of 2021

With Benefits Canada‘s companion publication the Canadian Investment Review integrating into BenefitsCanada.com in early 2021, many of the top investment stories of the year include…

Expert panel: Unclear road ahead for institutional investors in 2022

As has been the case for the past couple of years, we’re ending 2021 with as many questions as answers. On the surface, economic conditions…

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Caisse invests in B2B technology platform, CPPIB to build four London office towers

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing $100 million in a subscription commerce platform company. The investment in AppDirect Capital will be…

  • By: Staff
  • December 22, 2021 December 21, 2021
  • 15:00
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Wall Street stocks rise after three days of losses

Wall Street stocks are rising after three days of losses brought on by worries over the spread of the omicron variant and lingering concerns about…

Pension charity criticizing CPPIB’s new environmental investing strategy

A Canadian charitable initiative is criticizing the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s new environmental investing strategy. “It’s encouraging to see that the CPPIB wants to invest…

Coverage of the 2021 Investment Innovation Conference

In November, leading public intellectuals, pension leaders and investment experts joined delegates at the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2021 Investment Innovation Conference at the Pillar and…

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2021 IIC coverage: Considerations for pension plan sponsors in a post-pandemic political climate

However long the social, political and economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic may last, humanity and its economic systems have weathered the storm exceptionally well,…

2021 IIC coverage: The impact of climate change on asset valuation

Asset managers that incorporate climate change into their investment processes are increasingly looking beyond commitments to net zero and exploring the impact on asset valuation,…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • December 21, 2021 December 17, 2021
  • 07:58

2021 IIC coverage: Maximizing the certainty of an outcome — it isn’t just death and taxes

With many defined benefit pension plan solvency ratios at all-time highs, plan sponsors have an excellent opportunity to rethink their approach to investing, according to…

2021 IIC coverage: A look at one investment manager’s responsible investing journey

A high-profile fraud case and a devastating oil spill directly inspired Maria Elena Drew to focus on environmental, social and governance factors in her investment…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • December 21, 2021 December 17, 2021
  • 07:56

2021 IIC coverage: Turning theory into action in impact investing

Investing is undergoing a paradigm shift, which will see investors do well by doing good, according to John Levy, director of impact at Franklin Templeton…

2021 IIC coverage: How OPTrust is designing, implementing an effective ESG strategy

The OPSEU Pension Trust is shifting toward responsible investing as environmental, social and governance factors become increasingly more material to returns for institutional investors. “We’re…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • December 21, 2021 December 21, 2021
  • 07:54

2021 IIC coverage: Is inflation here to stay?

“Inflation is here and it has a meaningful impact on portfolios and financial assets,” said Ilan Kolet, an institutional portfolio manager at Fidelity Investments Inc.,…