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Are retail investment trends impacting institutional investors?

From the rise of cryptocurrency DogeCoin and non-fungible tokens to Reddit members beating hedge fund managers at their own game, 2021 has been an eventful…

Ontario Teachers’ selling plastics company, Caisse investing in Dutch real estate

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is selling Aurora Plastics, an Ohio-based plastics manufacturer, alongside its co-owner, Chicago-based private equity firm Wild Point Partners. The pension…

  • By: Staff
  • August 12, 2021 August 12, 2021
  • 12:36

IMCO appointing Rossitsa Stoyanova as CIO

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is naming Rossitsa Stoyanova as its next chief investment officer. The announcement comes just weeks before the organization’s current…

  • By: Staff
  • August 12, 2021 August 12, 2021
  • 12:00

Caisse, CPPIB not addressing scale of climate crisis in investments: think tank

The Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec and the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board’s investments “do not reflect the action needed to address the scale…

OPTrust naming Ingrid Chingcuanco as VP of pension administration transformation

The OPSEU Pension Trust is appointing Ingrid Chingcuanco as its vice-president of pension administration transformation. In the new role, she’ll be responsible for leading the…

  • By: Staff
  • August 10, 2021 August 10, 2021
  • 13:30

Canadian, U.S. DB pension plan solvency dipped in July: reports

The solvency status of Canada’s defined benefit pension plans dipped for the first time this year in July, according to a new report by Lifeworks…

  • By: Staff
  • August 10, 2021 August 10, 2021
  • 11:00

IMCO investing in British low-carbon energy provider, PSP in disruptive tech fund

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is acquiring a British power provider that specializes in the use of low-carbon technologies. Green Frog Power Ltd., which…

  • By: Staff
  • August 10, 2021 August 9, 2021
  • 09:00
How will Boris Johnson as PM affect institutional investors?

British PM calling on domestic institutional investors to be more like Canadian pension funds

In an open letter, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak are calling on the U.K.’s institutional investors to follow the…

  • By: Staff
  • August 9, 2021 August 9, 2021
  • 15:00

Ontario Teachers’ appointing Sharon Chilcott as inaugural chief of staff

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is appointing Sharon Chilcott as its inaugural chief of staff. Chilcott, who now serves as a managing director and associate…

  • By: Staff
  • August 5, 2021 August 4, 2021
  • 11:00

Ontario DB pension plan average funded ratio reaches 106%: report

More than two-thirds (69 per cent) of registered defined benefit pensions plans in Ontario have solvency ratios above 100 per cent, according to the Financial…

  • By: Staff
  • August 4, 2021 August 5, 2021
  • 12:00

BCI sells blinds company, Caisse joins education tech funding round, PSP invests in London office space

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is selling its interest in a window covering company. The BCI and its co-owner AEA Investors Ltd. signed a definitive…

  • By: Staff
  • August 4, 2021 August 5, 2021
  • 12:00

OMERS invests in European medical infrastructure, hydrogen power, CPPIB in Latin American logistics fund

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System is a part owner of a European medical diagnostics supply business. The OMERS has acquired 37.5 per cent of…

  • By: Staff
  • August 3, 2021 August 3, 2021
  • 13:00

Canadian equities buoy DB pension’s Q2 returns: report

Canadian defined benefit pension plans returned 4.4 per cent in the second quarter of 2021, according to RBC Investor & Treasury Services’ latest all-plan universe.…

  • By: Staff
  • August 3, 2021 August 3, 2021
  • 12:00

Institutional investors signed onto PRI outperformed non-signatories over five years: report

Institutional investors that are signed onto the United Nations’ principles for responsible investment had a higher five-year average net return compared to non-signatories, according to…

  • By: Staff
  • August 2, 2021 August 3, 2021
  • 09:00

CPPIB appointing Suyi Kim as global head of private equity

The Canadian Pension Plan Board is appointing Suyi Kim as senior managing director and global head of private equity, effective September 15. In the new…

  • By: Staff
  • July 30, 2021 July 30, 2021
  • 15:00

Institutional investors’ interest in digital assets on the rise: survey

The majority (71 per cent) of institutional investors expect to add digital assets to their investment portfolios within the next five years, according to a…

  • By: Staff
  • July 29, 2021 July 29, 2021
  • 12:25

Top U.S. DB plan funded ratios see first dip since September 2020: report

The average funded ratio of the top private sector defined benefit pension plans in the U.S. dipped for the first time since September 2020, according…

  • By: Staff
  • July 29, 2021 July 29, 2021
  • 11:45

Ontario Teachers’, PSP, IMCO investing in net-zero fund, Caisse in medtech fund

Three of Canada’s largest pension funds are investing in a new fund focused on the global transition to a net-zero economy. The Brookfield Global Transition…

  • By: Staff
  • July 28, 2021 July 28, 2021
  • 15:00

Investors have role in advancing reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, says report

Institutional investors have a role to play in reconciling Canada with Indigenous people, says a new report by the Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Initiative. “With…

BCI returns 16.5% and increases AUM in fiscal 2021: annual report

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. returned 16.5 per cent for its combined pension plan clients and increased its assets under management from $171.3 billion…

  • By: Staff
  • July 27, 2021 July 26, 2021
  • 12:00

UPP selects CIBC Mellon for investment operations, pension plan member services

The University Pension Plan has selected CIBC Mellon to provide asset servicing, investment operations and plan member services, including custody, institutional accounting, performance and analytics, risk,…

  • By: Staff
  • July 27, 2021 July 26, 2021
  • 09:00

Canadian pension returns up during Q2, buoyed by global equities: reports

As global equities overcame inflationary fears and continued an upward trend, Canadian pension plan investment returns increased during the second quarter of 2021, with the…

  • By: Staff
  • July 26, 2021 July 26, 2021
  • 09:15

Cryptocurrency sentiment growing bearish, finds survey

Canadian investors and advisors were skeptical about cryptocurrency in the second quarter of 2021, according to a new quarterly survey by Horizons ETF Management Inc.…

  • By: Staff
  • July 22, 2021 July 23, 2021
  • 12:30

CPPIB investing in Canadian AI, PSP in gene-editing software company

The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board is investing in a Toronto-based artificial intelligence company. The CPPIB entered a $125 million funding round for a Untether AI…

  • By: Staff
  • July 22, 2021 July 22, 2021
  • 12:00
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Expert panel: How is cryptocurrency impacting institutional investors’ portfolios?

Whether institutional investors welcome it — or even realize it — cryptocurrency is having an impact on their portfolios. The immense size of the crypto…