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Caisse investing in credit facility for EV subscription company, Ontario Teachers’ acquiring U.K. industrial lot

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is partnering with an asset manager to provide a credit facility to an electric vehicle subscription service.…

Institutional investors increasing allocations to real assets amid inflation, sustainability challenges: survey

Nearly two-thirds of institutional investors say they’re planning to increase their allocations to real assets over the next two years, amid a backdrop of inflation…

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  • January 26, 2023 January 26, 2023
  • 09:00
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New York City pension funds calling for absolute GHG emission targets at RBC

New York City comptroller Brad Lander and three of the city’s pension funds are offering shareholder proposals calling on several banks — including the Royal…

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Ontario Teachers’ focusing on board diversity in proxy voting guidelines

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is setting higher expectations for increased participation of women in board roles at large-cap companies in 2023. The pension fund’s…

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  • January 24, 2023 January 24, 2023
  • 09:00
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PIAC urging federal government to reconsider cessation of real return bonds, citing DB pension impacts

The Pension Investment Association of Canada is urging the federal government to reconsider the cessation of real return bond issuances, citing potential financial impacts to…

  • By: Staff
  • January 23, 2023 January 20, 2023
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Caisse receives top grade for climate strategy across 11 public pension investors: report

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec received the highest mark in a report card grading the climate strategies of the 11 largest public…

  • By: Staff
  • January 19, 2023 January 19, 2023
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Ontario Teachers’ redeveloping Winnipeg football site, AIMCo investing in PSP-sourced loans

Cadillac Fairview, the real estate arm of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, is redeveloping the former home field of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers into a…

  • By: Staff
  • January 19, 2023 January 19, 2023
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Withdrawal of real return bonds could financially impact DB pension plans: CIA

The Canadian Institute of Actuaries is urging the federal government to reconsider its cessation of real return bond issuances, citing the potential financial impacts to…

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BCI acquiring battery storage company, Caisse buying German logistics facility

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is acquiring a battery storage provider. The investment organization will acquire Eku Energy from Macquarie Asset Management. The company…

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  • January 17, 2023 January 19, 2023
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Global economy likely to experience higher inflation, interest rates: report

The world is entering an unpredictable period defined by increasing fiscal policy use, decreasing global trade and higher inflation and interest rates, according to a…

  • By: Staff
  • January 17, 2023 January 17, 2023
  • 12:00

PIAC calling on CSA to ensure consistency in climate disclosure regulations

The Pension Investment Association of Canada is urging the Canadian Securities Administrators to work closely with its international counterparts to ensure consistency in regulations on…

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  • January 16, 2023 January 17, 2023
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Coverage of the 2022 Investment Innovation Conference

During history’s turning points, fortune favours the innovators. As the world moves beyond the coronavirus pandemic and the global workforce entrenches the improved labour conditions…

2022 IIC coverage: How the pandemic kickstarted an automation revolution

The robots of the near-future won’t replace people, but will free them to focus on what they do best — empathizing, communicating and innovating, said…

2022 IIC coverage: Navigating the complexities of ESG in fixed income

Climate change presents an ongoing challenge to institutional investors’ allocations to domestic corporate bond, according to Soami Kohly, fixed income portfolio manager at MFS Investment…

2022 IIC coverage: Finding differentiated sources of growth and alpha in emerging markets

Emerging market economies with strong domestic structural growth stories are likely to thrive in the next 10 years, said Alexis Freyeisen, investment strategist for emerging…

2022 IIC coverage: Using thematic strategies to derive more value from private markets

Institutional investors should be adopting innovative thematic approaches to derive more value from private markets, according to Nelson Lam, senior vice-president of equity and alternative…

2022 IIC coverage: Rethinking the role of carbon-intensive assets in investment portfolios

Reduced investment in the fossil fuel sector will lead to higher energy prices, encouraging the development of transition technologies, according to Mark Lacey, head of…

2022 IIC coverage: Identifying emerging opportunities in ESG investing

Environmental, social and governance investment strategies can improve a portfolio’s ability to generate alpha, according to Patrick Vizzone, managing director of global private equity at…

2022 IIC conference coverage: Four major misconceptions about fixed income impact investing

Four major misconceptions about fixed income impact investing have taken root in the minds of many institutional investors, according to Matt Lawton, fixed income portfolio…

2022 IIC coverage: Diversifying fixed income portfolios with alternatives

“What we’ve observed year to date is nothing short of historic in nature,” said Steve Guignard, senior director of client solutions at Sun Life Capital…

2022 IIC coverage: The role of innovation in high-yield corporate bonds

“There’s been some tremendous innovation in fixed income markets, especially in the last decade. Technology has made transparency and liquidity blossom in areas that have…

2022 IIC coverage: Investing in a time of quantitative tightening

“I’m starting to become a glass half full person. . . . I think that at least one of the two anchors of the 60/40…

2022 IIC coverage: Protecting technology infrastructure critical for institutional investors

The most important asset in the world is people’s personal information because every piece of data that we provide to the internet through social media…

2022 IIC coverage: Building the UPP’s ambitious climate action plan

“As the preceding presentations showed quite clearly, the climate is changing and the impact won’t have a linear correlation with temperature rises,” said Aaron Bennett,…