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The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is among the investors in a new fund by Greensoil PropTech Ventures, a Toronto-based property-technology company. The fund, which sits at approximately US$50 million out of a US$100 million target, will invest in technologies to make the real estate industry more profitable and sustainable, according to a press release. […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 18, 2021 March 18, 2021
  • 17:25
Scotiabank renewing lease in AIMCo-, KingSett Capital-owned building

Scotiabank is renewing its lease for up to 1.1 million square feet of space in two buildings, including the iconic Scotia Plaza, located in the heart of downtown Toronto, which is owned and operated by the Alberta Investment Management Corp. and KingSett Capital Inc. The bank has renewed 560,000 square feet of space in Scotia […]

Alberta Teachers’ Association planning legal challenge to pension order

The Alberta Teachers’ Association says it’s taking legal action against a ministerial order enacted on several pension plans in the province in late December. In a press release, the association said its provincial executive council voted unanimously this week to file a lawsuit, acting on legal advice that identified an avenue for a challenge to […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 1, 2021 February 16, 2021
  • 10:04
Alberta Teachers’ Association set to legally challenge pension order

The Alberta Teachers’ Association says it’s taking legal action against a ministerial order enacted on several pension plans in the province in late December. In a press release, the association said its provincial executive council voted unanimously this week to file a lawsuit, acting on legal advice that identified an avenue for a challenge to […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 29, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 15:00

Alberta’s public-sector pension plans are reassuring members that their pensions are safe, following a recent ministerial order enacted by the provincial government. The order was enacted in late December by Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews after 2020 deadlines for investment management agreements between the pensions and the Alberta Investment Management Corp. passed with no result. […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 21, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 09:46
Alberta’s public-sector pension plans reassuring members amid worry over ministerial order

Alberta’s public sector pension plans are reassuring members their pensions are safe, following a recent ministerial order enacted by the provincial government. The order was enacted in late December by Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews after 2020 deadlines for investment management agreements between the pensions and the Alberta Investment Management Corp. passed with no result. […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 20, 2021 April 23, 2021
  • 15:00
Alberta government facing backlash after changing terms of public-sector pensions

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is now managing investments for several pensions in the province, a move facing at least one legal challenge. This change is part of a ministerial order that Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews enacted upon several Alberta-based pensions in late December, after 2020 deadlines for investment management agreements between the pensions […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 19, 2021 April 23, 2021
  • 09:00
Caisse investing in wind and solar projects, AIMCo in German real estate

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing an additional US$1 billion in Invenergy Renewables, a developer and operator of wind and solar projects across North America. The commitment, in the form of new investment facilities, will support Invenergy’s expanded development activities and continued growth, according to a press release. The Caisse began […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 4, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 09:00
Pension fund managers calling for stronger ESG disclosure

A group of Canadian pension plan investment managers is calling on companies to standardize their environmental, social and governance disclosure to help them in their investment decision-making and better assess and manage their risks. Together, the eight fund managers oversee a total of about $1.6 trillion in assets and are committing to strengthening ESG disclosure within […]

Institutional investors share experiences with ESG investing

Demand for defined benefit pension plan sponsors to focus on environmental, social and governance factors through their investments is growing. Both plan sponsors and members have been increasingly vocal about keeping ESG issues top of mind. For example, the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan has worked on balancing this increased appetite for ethical investing with […]