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Canada’s DB pension plans post 5% return in Q4, close 2020 with 10% gain

Average Canadian DB pension plan’s funded position on solvency, accounting basis up in April: report

The funded position of a typical Canadian defined benefit pension plan rose on both a solvency and accounting basis in April, according to Telus Health’s…

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  • May 23, 2024 May 22, 2024
  • 09:00
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More work to be done on feds’ plan to encourage domestic pension investments: lawyers

The federal government’s promise to encourage Canadian institutional investors to invest more domestically is taking shape with two key initiatives found in the 2024 budget.…

Mastercard Foundation launches new asset management company

The Mastercard Foundation is launching an asset management company to build and manage a diversified portfolio to help fund its philanthropic mission. The Mastercard Foundation…

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  • May 23, 2024 May 22, 2024
  • 09:00

Montreal municipal employees’ pension plan promises to divest from fossil fuels, repatriate investments

The City of Montreal, which manages the joint fund of the city’s municipal employees’ retirement plan, says it intends to withdraw all investments from fossil…

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  • May 21, 2024 May 17, 2024
  • 11:00
Canadian ESG-related investment assets surge to $3.2 trillion: report

Greenhushing possibly a temporary trend in institutional investment space: expert

Greenhushing — the withholding of sustainability milestones and other environmental investment goals by institutional investors and investee companies — is a trend that could already be…

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Caisse invests up to €300 million in European data centre operator, CPPIB sells Amitra Capital

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is among a group of investors providing up to €750 million in financing to Vantage Data Centers.…

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  • May 17, 2024 May 17, 2024
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Funding limitations in private markets push co-investment deals: report

Amid a challenging private market fundraising landscape, the flow of co-investment deals increased dramatically in 2023, according to a report by alternative investment management and…

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  • May 16, 2024 May 15, 2024
  • 11:00

Reliance on premium technology stocks limiting diversification for institutional investors: expert

Institutional investors are limiting portfolio diversification through overexposure to a selected group of U.S. technology stocks, says Alec Murray, senior vice-president and head of equity…

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BCI sells $1 billion worth of private equity holdings to investment firm

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is selling more than US$1 billion worth of private equity funds to Ardian, a France-based independent private equity investment…

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  • May 15, 2024 May 15, 2024
  • 15:00

CPPIB wants to grow credit investments to $115BN by 2029: report

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board plans to nearly double the size of its credit holdings over the next five years, according to reporting by…

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  • May 14, 2024 May 13, 2024
  • 09:00

2024 Top 40 Money Managers Report: How pension plan sponsors are using the latest technology to maintain cybersecurity

In the fight against cybercriminals, institutional investors and other financial organizations are managing cybersecurity just as seriously as any other type of business risk, with…

Independent Electricity System Operator using diversification to beat volatility

The Independent Electricity System Operator’s pension plan is in the midst of a comeback from a period of heightened post-coronavirus pandemic volatility, with diversification as…

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Caisse invests $200 million in Quebec-based apparel firm, CPPIB buys energy company for US$6.2 billion

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Gildan Activewear Inc. have reached an agreement that will see the Montreal-based apparel manufacturer issue $200…

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  • May 9, 2024 May 9, 2024
  • 15:00

ETF assets held by institutional investors reach US$56 billion in 2023: report

Institutional investors in North America owned US$56 billion worth of exchange-traded fund assets at the end of 2023, a 22 per cent increase year over…

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  • May 9, 2024 May 9, 2024
  • 11:00
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Expert panel: Cessation of real return bonds increases risk profile for Canadian pension fund model

The recent pressure put on Canadian pensions plans from private managers and governments to re-discover an investment home bias has been met with little enthusiasm,…

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Survey finds institutional investors are gaining confidence in cryptocurrency assets

Four in 10 (39 per cent) Canadian institutional investors say they have either direct or indirect exposure to cryptocurrency, according to a new survey by…

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  • May 8, 2024 May 7, 2024
  • 15:00
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Average Canadian DB pension plan returns 3.6% in Q1 2024: reports

The average Canadian defined benefit pension plan posted a median return of 3.6 per cent in the first quarter of 2024, according to a new…

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  • May 6, 2024 May 6, 2024
  • 15:00
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ESG standards helping institutional investors realize positive annualized returns: study

Environmental, social and governance standards have helped investors generate positive annualized returns, with environmental investments leading the pack globally, according to a new study from…

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  • May 3, 2024 May 7, 2024
  • 15:00
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CPPIB sells 2.78% stake in India logistics firm

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is selling 2.78 per cent of its stake in India-based supply chain and logistics operator Delhivery Ltd. The total…

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  • May 1, 2024 May 1, 2024
  • 15:00

Funded ratio of 100 largest U.S. corporate DB pension plans declines to 98.4% in fiscal 2023: report

The funded ratio of U.S. corporate defined benefit pension plans declined to 98.5 per cent in fiscal 2023 from 99.4 per cent in 2022, according…

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  • May 1, 2024 April 30, 2024
  • 09:00

Expert panel: Have hedge funds budged on hurdle rates?

Even though it has been two years since the U.S. Federal Reserve started rapidly hiking interest rates, hedge fund managers aren’t more likely to have…

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Public meeting in Edmonton attracts hundreds amid talk of province’s CPP withdrawal

Hundreds of Albertans turned out for a meeting in Edmonton last week to hear officials from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board discuss the state…

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  • April 30, 2024 April 29, 2024
  • 09:00

Survey finds 95% of U.S. public pension funds employ investment consultants

More than 95 per cent of U.S. public pension funds employ at least one investment consultant, according to a new survey by Coalition Greenwich. The…

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  • April 26, 2024 April 26, 2024
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73% of OPB plan members want ESG considerations included in investment decisions: survey

Roughly seven in 10 (73 per cent) Ontario Pension Board plan members believe environmental, social and governance factors should play a critical role in the…

  • By: Staff
  • April 25, 2024 April 24, 2024
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