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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…

Just 1% of institutional investors remain ESG non-adopters: survey

Only one per cent of institutional investors described their organizations as non-adopters of environmental, social and governance investing criteria, according to a survey from Capital Group. The…

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  • May 24, 2022 May 24, 2022
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Ontario Teachers’ real estate arm adopting carbon reduction targets

Cadillac Fairview is adopting a series of sustainable investing goals to help its portfolio achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The real estate arm of the…

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  • May 24, 2022 May 24, 2022
  • 12:30
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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…

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  • May 19, 2022 May 19, 2022
  • 12:30

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
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AIMCo appoints Krista Pell as chief HR officer

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is appointing Krista Pell as its chief human resources officer. In the new role, Pell will lead the AIMCo’s HR…

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  • May 19, 2022 May 18, 2022
  • 08:00

Canadian pension plans well positioned as inflation hits 31-year high: report

Canada’s pension plans are well positioned to succeed in a high inflation environment though stagflation remains a significant threat, according to a new report from…

Asset managers adopting DEI policies, but top ranks remain relatively unchanged: survey

While official diversity, equity and inclusion policies have been widely adopted by U.S. institutional asset management organizations, these policies have made little difference to the…

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  • May 17, 2022 May 17, 2022
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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…

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A look at HOOPP’s move into alternatives and growing its in-house investing expertise

Michael Wissell, the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan’s recently appointed chief investment officer, is stewarding the $114.4-billion plan’s growth while preserving its historic drivers of…

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DeFi used in 97% of crypto theft: report

Decentralized finance technology facilitated more illicit cryptocurrency transactions in the first quarter of 2022 than in any other period, according to a report from Chainalysis…

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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
  • 12:30

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

Ontario Pension Board generates 9.4% return in 2021

The Ontario Pension Board, the administrator of province’s public service pension plan, generated a return of 9.4 per cent in 2021. In its yet-to-be released…

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  • May 10, 2022 May 24, 2022
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2021 Pension Leadership Awards winners announced

The Canadian Investment Review is proud to announce the winners of the second annual Pension Leadership Awards. The winners are: Chief Investment Officer of the Year James…

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  • May 5, 2022 May 5, 2022
  • 13:30

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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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
  • 11:30