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Caisse real-estate arm partnering on industrial platform, OMERS selling minority interest in U.S. wind farms

Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate arm of the Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec, has partnered with U.S. firm GID to create an investment…

BlackRock launching low-carbon ETFs

BlackRock Inc. is launching two active sustainable exchange traded funds, highlighting the increased focus on climate-aware strategies from global institutional investors. The two funds have…

  • By: Staff
  • April 15, 2021 April 15, 2021
  • 09:00
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Upward pressure increasing on Canadian bond real yields: report

Inflation break-evens at multi-year highs and higher nominal yields are putting some upward pressure on real yields in Canada, according to a new report by…

  • By: Staff
  • April 13, 2021 April 13, 2021
  • 12:00

Market rally boosts DB pension plans’ funding levels: report

A first-quarter rally in both the equity markets and bond yields have propelled defined benefit pensions to their best funded positions in more than a…

When the bubble bursts, what you don’t own will make all the difference

Sir John Templeton once said, “Bull markets are born on pessimism, grow on skepticism, mature on optimism and die on euphoria.” He was describing the…

Institutional investors should remain focused on the long term amid tumultuous times: expert

The exceptional rise of U.S. equity markets over the past year has been difficult for many institutional investors to watch because their long-term focus meant…

How does federal carbon pricing being ruled constitutional impact institutional investors?

A recent ruling on federal carbon pricing sparked a lot of loud talk on both sides of the aisle, but the impact on institutional investors…

Caisse, OMERS investing in sustainable energy sector

The Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec is partnering with alternative investment manager Energize Ventures to promote digital innovation in the energy and sustainable…

Caisse investing in wind and solar projects, AIMCo in German real estate

CPPIB launching new investment group focused on sustainable energy

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is launching a new investment group that will focus on renewables, conventional energy and new technology and service solutions.…

  • By: Staff
  • April 7, 2021 April 8, 2021
  • 13:00

90% of Canadian remote workers say working from home hasn’t hurt productivity: survey

It’s been almost 13 months (and counting) since the coronavirus pandemic sent millions of Canadians home to work for what was supposed to be the…

  • By: Staff
  • April 7, 2021 April 8, 2021
  • 09:00
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Alberta Teachers’ withdrawing from responsible-investing secretariat

The Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund Board is withdrawing its membership from the Principles of Responsible Investing Secretariat as it transfers responsibility for asset management to…

  • By: Staff
  • April 6, 2021 April 9, 2021
  • 12:45

Why decumulation is a challenge for CAPs          

While decumulation is a critical aspect of retirement, in my opinion, it doesn’t attract enough attention. Decumulation is the process of drawing down a capital…

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Ontario Teachers’ investing in legal tech co., supporting franchise operator’s expansion

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is getting into the legal technology business after agreeing to a strategic investment in software provider Miratech. Miratech’s legal and…

There’s more pandemic-era punches to come for institutional investors

Mike Tyson’s one liner “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth” comes to mind when I think of the predicament central…

HOOPP names veteran Jeff Wendling new president and CEO

HOOPP CEO talks 2020 results, the pandemic and looking to the future

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan ended 2020 with a funded status of 119 per cent and posted a return of 11.42 per cent over the…

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Ontario Teachers’ reporting 8.6% net return for 2020

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is reporting a total-fund net return of 8.6 per cent for 2020, a year which has generated mixed financial results…

  • By: Staff
  • April 1, 2021 April 1, 2021
  • 09:00
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CPPIB selling 45% stake in software services provider

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is selling its approximately-45 per cent interest in GlobalLogic Worldwide Holdings Inc. to Hitachi Ltd., a deal expected to…

  • By: Staff
  • April 1, 2021 April 1, 2021
  • 09:00
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One year later: The AIMCo, CAAT and OPTrust on lessons learned during the pandemic

Despite adjustments to operations and investments during the coronavirus pandemic, Canada’s major pension plan leaders are maintaining a long-term view by looking ahead to a…

Ontario Teachers’ appointing Tim Deacon as chief financial officer

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is appointing Tim Deacon (pictured) to succeed David McGraw as the plan’s new chief financial officer, effective April 19. He joins the…

  • By: Staff
  • March 26, 2021 March 30, 2021
  • 15:00
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FSRA advising DB MEPPs on governance, risk-management practices

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario is issuing leading practices for the province’s defined benefit multi-employer pension plans, in the areas of governance, risk management and…

  • By: Staff
  • March 26, 2021 March 30, 2021
  • 09:00
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Holding co. backed by Caisse and Ontario Teachers’ making first acquisition, CPPIB investing in Brazil water infrastructure

An insurance holding company backed by the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is making its inaugural transaction,…

  • By: Staff
  • March 25, 2021 April 15, 2021
  • 09:00

Caisse investing in vision-care company; Ontario Teachers’, AIMCo selling governance solutions firm

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is part of an investment group acquiring New Look Vision Group Inc., a provider of eye-care products…

  • By: Staff
  • March 23, 2021 April 13, 2021
  • 09:00
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Imperial Oil urging investors to vote against Bâtirente’s net-zero emissions motion

Imperial Oil Ltd. is recommending investors attending its annual meeting in May vote against a shareholder resolution that it adopt a corporate-wide target to achieve…

Desjardins launching low-carbon ETF

Desjardins Global Asset Management Inc. recently launched a low-carbon exchange-traded fund. The Desjardins RI Emerging Markets Low CO2 Index ETF started to trade on the Toronto…

  • By: Staff
  • March 23, 2021 March 22, 2021
  • 09:00
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PSP investing in real estate technology, Caisse in venture capital firm

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is among the investors in a new fund by Greensoil PropTech Ventures, a Toronto-based property-technology company. The fund, which…

  • By: Staff
  • March 18, 2021 March 18, 2021
  • 17:25