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Robertas Stancikas

Institutional investors are preparing for a bumpy return risk space where volatility is higher for all assets and real returns are much lower than what has been the norm over the past 10 years, said Robertas Stancikas, a senior research associate of institutional solutions at AllianceBernstein, during the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2023 Investment Innovation Conference in […]

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is increasing its Australian agriculture portfolio with the acquisition of a cattle management company. The transaction will see the AIMCo and its local investment partner New Agriculture take over the Kimberley Cattle Portfolio, which includes Yougawalla Pastoral Co. and Argyle Cattle Co. Details of the transaction haven’t been disclosed. “We […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 5, 2023 December 5, 2023
  • 09:30

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing in an audiovisual and entertainment technology company. The investment organization acquired a minority stake in the Montreal-based Solotech to support its acquisition and organic growth strategy designed for expansion in new markets, according to a press release. “With this investment — the largest in the […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 30, 2023 November 29, 2023
  • 11:00

Despite the prevalence of farming in its home province, the Alberta Investment Management Corp.’s agricultural portfolio is just 13 years old, the product of a 2010 investment in converted farmland held by Australian timber producer Great Southern Group. The properties proved too arid for tree growth and were converted back to croplands for canola, wheat […]

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is entering a strategic agricultural partnership with an Australian government bank. The investment organization and the Clean Energy Finance Corp. will launch an investment platform targeting farmland across Australia. The platform will make an initial allocation of $178 million over the next three years and its assets […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 22, 2023 June 21, 2023
  • 12:30
Caisse invests in sustainability, OMERS and Ontario Teachers’ sell stake in utility

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board are backing an acquisition in the agricultural industry. Bunge Ltd., an oilseed and grain trader that generated US$67.23 billion in revenue in 2022, will take over privately held rival Viterra Ltd. Under the terms of a definitive agreement, Viterra shareholders will receive […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 15, 2023 June 19, 2023
  • 12:30

With eight billion people consuming the planet’s resources, assets such as clean energy and sustainable agriculture are becoming increasingly important to institutional investors, said John Cook, senior vice-president, portfolio manager and co-lead of the Greenchip team at Mackenzie Investments, during a session at Benefits Canada‘s 2023 DC Plan Summit. Each year, it takes roughly 13.5 billion tons […]


The real estate arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is acquiring a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Raleigh, NC. The Oxford Properties Group is purchasing the 30,000 square-metre facility that’s located beside a five-building office and life sciences campus it owns. According to a press release, the pension fund could expand the facility to […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 30, 2023 March 29, 2023
  • 12:30

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 Franklin Templeton, speaking during a session at the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2022 Investment Innovation Conference. “Impact investing is sometimes regarded as being a drag on financial returns, but we believe […]

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is acquiring a portfolio of vineyards in Australia. According to the terms of the deal reached with Casella Family Brands, the investment organization will take ownership of 35 properties covering 7,215 hectares, as well as associated water entitlements, crops and equipment. The properties are located in South Australia and New South […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 1, 2022 December 2, 2022
  • 12:00