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Manulife Financial linking executive team goals to climate action

Manulife Financial Corp. is linking its executive team goals to the company’s climate action plan, including committing to a net-zero focus by reducing emissions operationally, adopting sustainable…

Looking under the hood of jumbo transactions

The recent announcement that General Motors of Canada Co. purchased $1.8 billion of annuities for its salaried pension plan is creating a lot of excitement.…

Opportunities for DB plans to de-risk at an attractive price in 2021: report

The average defined benefit pension plan saw its funded position continue to improve in April on a solvency and accounting basis, according to a new…

CPPIB investing in Indian roads, French real estate credit

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is boosting its interest in Indian infrastructure conglomerate IndInfravit Trust, after agreeing to pay $173 million for an additional 15.9…

Caisse, UPP employees receiving recognition for net-zero contributions

Employees at two Canadian pension plans are being recognized for their responsible investment achievements. The British High Commission and the Canada Climate Law Initiative named…

  • By: Staff
  • May 7, 2021 May 7, 2021
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CPPIB appointing Andrew Edgell senior managing director, global head of credit investment

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing Andrew Edgell as senior managing director and global head of credit investments, effective immediately. “Andrew’s deep technical…

  • By: Staff
  • May 7, 2021 May 7, 2021
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Understanding liquid private equity investment strategies

It’s likely that investors seeking the potential higher returns and the lower downside risks of private equity in their diversified portfolios already know that, historically,…

Imperial Oil shareholders defeat Bâtirente’s net-zero emissions motion

The majority (86 per cent) of Imperial Oil Ltd. investors voted to defeat a shareholder resolution that the organization adopt a target to achieve net-zero…

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UTAM posts 11.7% pension return for 2020

The University of Toronto Asset Management Corp. ended 2020 with pension and endowment returns of 11.7 per cent and 11.6 per cent, respectively. In a…

  • By: Staff
  • May 5, 2021 May 4, 2021
  • 09:00

First quarter performance flat for Canada’s DB pension plans: report

Canada’s defined benefit pension plans experienced flat performance in the first quarter of 2020, with the median plan’s returns declining by 0.2 per cent in…

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Nova Scotia Teachers’ underperforms benchmark in 2020, facing independent review

The Nova Scotia Teachers’ Pension Plan returned 6.78 per cent in 2020, increasing net assets to $5.519 billion, but falling short of the policy benchmark…

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Caisse investing in data centres, IMCO in life science real estate

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is among the investors committing more than $600 million to eStruxture Data Centers Inc., a data centre…

  • By: Staff
  • May 3, 2021 May 3, 2021
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72% of Canadian pension funds considering consolidation options: survey

The majority (72 per cent) of Canadian pension funds said they’re currently focused on consolidation options that offer greater certainty they’ll be able to meet…

  • By: Staff
  • May 3, 2021 May 6, 2021
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CPPIB expanding Korean joint venture; Ontario Teachers’ selling payment processing company

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has doubled down on its Korea Income Joint Venture with asset manager ESR Cayman Limited, as the pair collectively…

BCI developing climate-change, decision-making tools for institutional investors

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is partnering with the University of Victoria-led Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions to co-develop decision-making tools and frameworks for…

  • By: Staff
  • April 28, 2021 April 28, 2021
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Attracted by liquidity, institutional investors broadening use of ETFs

Last spring, when fixed-income markets in Canada were especially hard-hit, exchange-traded funds proved their ability to continue to deliver liquidity, according to speakers at a…

Adoption of ESG strategies rising steadily among institutional investors: survey

The percentage of global institutional investors implementing environmental, social and governance strategies continues to rise, reaching 72 per cent in 2020 according to a recent…

Investing in low-carbon economy will pay off for pension plans

We are now in Month 14 of the coronavirus pandemic. For institutional investors like pension plans, this pandemic and its consequences highlight the reality of…

Three more cryptocurrency ETFs begin trading on TSX

Three more cryptocurrency exchange-traded funds are launching on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Evolve Funds Group Inc. is launching the world’s first Ether exchange-traded fund, according to a…

  • By: Staff
  • April 27, 2021 April 27, 2021
  • 09:00

Caisse investing in cloud data platform, PSP in biotech company

The Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec will join the board of cloud data company Druva Inc. as part of an agreement to invest…

Earth Day: Strong support for sustainable investing coming from plan members

It isn’t just asset managers who are increasingly embracing the integration of environmental, social and governance factors into investment decision-making. An important contributor to “record…

AIMCo posting 2.5% total fund return for 2020

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is reporting a total fund return of 2.5 per cent net of all fees for 2020, approximately 5.4 per cent…

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  • April 22, 2021 April 22, 2021
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Coinbase soars in market debut, valued near US$86 billion

Coinbase made a rousing debut on Wall Street last week, with shares of the digital currency exchange rising as high as US$429, briefly giving it a…

IMCO reporting 5.4% net return for 2020

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario, which provides investment management services to broader public sector institutions in the province, is reporting a 5.4 per cent…

  • April 20, 2021 April 20, 2021
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AIMCo appointing Evan Siddall as CEO

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is appointing the former head of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. as its next chief executive officer. The investment manager said Evan Siddall…