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ICPM appointing Sebastien Betermier as next executive director

The International Centre for Pension Management is appointing Sebastien Betermier as its next executive director. Betermier, who is currently an associate professor of finance at…

  • By: Staff
  • June 9, 2022 June 8, 2022
  • 11:00

HOOPP unveils updated plans to reduce emissions in real estate portfolio

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is planning to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of its $20 billion real estate portfolio. According to a new…

  • By: Staff
  • June 7, 2022 June 7, 2022
  • 12:30

Ontario Teachers’ financing European digital brokerage platform, CPPIB investing in wind energy generation

The Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan is financing a European online brokerage platform. The pension fund was the lead in a financing round for Trade Republic…

  • By: Staff
  • June 6, 2022 June 7, 2022
  • 11:00

Pension plan sponsors uncertain about balancing ESG factors, fiduciary responsibilities: ACPM

Defined benefit pension plans and defined contribution pension plans are uncertain about how to incorporate environmental, social and governance issues into their investment processes in…

  • By: Staff
  • June 2, 2022 June 2, 2022
  • 12:34
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CPPIB launching growth equity team

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is launching a growth equity team. The team, which will be led by Leon Pedersen as managing director and…

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  • June 2, 2022 June 2, 2022
  • 12:30
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Caisse investing in pharmaceutical company, vegetable seller

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing in a private pharmaceutical company. The investment in the Quebec-based Corealis Pharma Inc., a company…

  • By: Staff
  • May 31, 2022 May 31, 2022
  • 12:30

Canadian pension funds calling on Amazon to review dealings with unions

Several of Canada’s largest pension funds have backed a proposal requesting that Inc. review how its actions against ongoing union organizing efforts align with…

  • By: Staff
  • May 31, 2022 May 31, 2022
  • 12:30

Coverage of the 2022 Global Investment Conference

In April, delegates joined academics, asset managers and a former Canadian Prime Minister at the Chateau Fairmont in Lake Louise, Alta., for the Canadian Investment…

  • May 30, 2022 May 31, 2022
  • 09:01

2022 GIC coverage: Navigating the winds of global change

As a member of the Southern Africa Committee, a group that organized international pressure on South Africa’s apartheid regime, Joe Clark learned the value of…

2022 GIC coverage: A look at diversification opportunities as inflation rises

King Midas’ gold-heavy investment portfolio wasn’t built for long-term growth, rather as an effective hedge against long-term inflation. “The 150-year real return of gold has…

2022 GIC coverage: Using robust research strategies to reveal market opportunities

Robust research on emerging trends can reveal much about future market opportunities, said Joe Faraday, director, international equities at Baillie Gifford, during his session. “I…

2022 GIC coverage: Theory versus reality in low-volatility investing

“We all know the basic premise — that assets with more risk should generally be compensated with higher returns. The more risk you take, the…

2022 GIC coverage: Fixed income markets keeping calm, carrying on amid global uncertainty

With increased market volatility due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, central banks in the West looking to tighten monetary policies as the world begins emerging…

2022 GIC coverage: Unpacking challenges, misunderstandings around private market allocations

In recent years, Canada’s largest pension plans have dramatically increased their allocations to private assets — and smaller plans’ sponsors are taking note. “Investors are…

2022 GIC coverage: Relaxing constraints in liquid portfolios could lead to better investment outcomes

While institutional investors have likely relaxed leverage constraint in their private equity portfolios, they could realize better investment outcomes by taking the same approach with…

2022 GIC coverage: What regulatory hurdles are ahead for DeFi?

Regulations on emerging decentralized finance technology have proven difficult to enforce, in part because, in the world of self-fulfilling digital contracts, it isn’t always clear…

2022 GIC coverage: Canada’s Maple 8 pension funds outperforming peers on a global scale

Canada’s Maple 8 — the country’s largest eight public pension plans that manage a total of about $2 trillion in assets — use similar governance…

2022 GIC coverage: Institutional investors seeking better risk-adjusted returns should turn to emerging market debt

Canadian institutional investors should have a strategic allocation to emerging market debt, Ward Brown, fixed income portfolio manager at MFS Investment Management, explained during his…

2022 GIC coverage: A look at the five tenets of alternative investing

Groups of people spending decades wandering through deserts may need at least 10 rules to survive, but in the rough-and-tumble world of alternative investing, you…

2022 GIC coverage: Embedding DEI into business practice removes blind spots, barriers for institutional investors

Diversity, equity and inclusion is a business imperative that has a direct impact on institutional investors’ overall performance. While investors can have the best strategy…

2022 GIC coverage: Should pension plans engage or divest from high-carbon assets?

To divest or not to divest — that was the question posed by Catherine Ann Marshall, principal consultant at RealAlts Inc, in a panel discussion…


Inflation driving interest in alternative fixed income: white paper

A high-inflation environment is pushing Canadian pension plan sponsors toward alternative sources of fixed income, according to a white paper released by Coalition Greenwich. The…

  • By: Staff
  • May 26, 2022 May 26, 2022
  • 13:45

OMERS enters joint venture to redevelop Berlin complex, CAAT reaches deal with CIBC Mellon

The real estate arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is entering a joint venture to manage the Sony Centre in Berlin. The Oxford…

  • By: Staff
  • May 26, 2022 May 26, 2022
  • 13:15

Caisse backing McGill’s sustainable growth initiative

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is backing McGill University’s launch of a sustainable growth initiative, a program dedicated to providing businesses with…

  • By: Staff
  • May 26, 2022 May 26, 2022
  • 13:00