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A pair of stories on employee burnout and the ‘Great Resignation’ took the top spots over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Expert panel: How employers can help employees struggling with burnout 2. How can employers turn the ‘Great Resignation’ tide? 3. Employers expanding equity compensation programs to […]

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  • February 25, 2022 February 25, 2022
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A consortium including several of Canada’s largest institutional investors is acquiring an Australian energy network. The Alberta Investment Management Corp., the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan, the Investment Management Corp. of Ontario and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board have joined a consortium acquiring AusNet Services Ltd. The company, which has infrastructure assets worth about […]

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  • February 22, 2022 February 28, 2022
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Nearly two years after the declaration of the global coronavirus pandemic and its subsequent impact on the worldwide economy, institutional investors are looking to the future with cautious optimism. Amid a recovering economy and rising inflation, pension plan sponsors are taking a long-term investment view and staying the course in the year ahead, while incorporating […]

Years before his late-career rebirth as nemesis to former U.S. President Donald Trump, Robert Muller coined a phrase that went down in history among cybersecurity experts. “I am convinced that there are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked and those that will be,” said the then Federal Bureau of Investigation director […]

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The Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec is entering a co-investment collaboration targeting ventures in the sustainable energy sector. The three-year agreement between the Caisse and the BP-owned investment firm BP Ventures has already resulted in an investment in Bridge to Renewables Inc., which is developing software infrastructure to enable electric vehicles to interact with […]

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  • December 16, 2021 December 16, 2021
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The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees is calling on the Alberta Investment Management Corp. to “quantify the climate risks of its investments and adopt a path to net zero.” The AUPE’s call for action was one of three environmental resolutions for which the union’s membership voted in favour during its annual convention held earlier this […]

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is financing part of a $400 million loan facility to a mortgage brokerage firm. The loan, co-financed by the Ares Management Corp, will support CrossCountry Mortgage, a lender operating throughout the U.S., as the business pursues an organic and inorganic expansion strategy. CrossCountry Mortgage currently operates out of […]

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  • November 25, 2021 November 25, 2021
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The Alberta Investment Management Corp. saw returns of 1.7 per cent during the third quarter of 2021, according to its quarterly report. Between July and the end of September, the AIMCo saw the value of its assets rise from $123.4 billion to $130.1 billion, beating its benchmark of 0.9 per cent. On a year-to-date basis, the […]

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  • November 23, 2021 November 24, 2021
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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is recapitalizing an expanding packaging business. The institutional investor has signed an agreement with the U.S.-based Berlin Packaging, a supplier of glass, plastic and metal containers with annual revenues of about US$2.5 billion. Private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners, which has been an investor in the packaging supplier […]

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  • November 23, 2021 November 22, 2021
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The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is selling its 97.33 per cent ownership stake in a Spanish renewable energy company. Eolia Renovables de Inversiones is an independent power producer that develops, constructs and operates wind farms and solar photovoltaic plants. The company manages a 899 megawatt portfolio of renewable energy assets, as well as a renewable […]

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  • November 15, 2021 November 15, 2021
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