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To mark Black History Month, the Alberta Investment Management Corp. is giving employees a chance to reflect on the history of groups dedicated to the challenges affecting Black professionals in the asset management industry. The investment organization hosted a fireside chat to raise awareness about the obstacles that Black professionals face and how individuals can get […]

OMERS’ portfolio company acquiring solar energy development platform

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is acquiring an 80 per cent stake in a Japanese solar power generation plant alongside its portfolio company Shizen Energy Inc. The solar power plant generates 31 megawatts, or enough energy to power 7,850 homes, according to a press release. The Caisse first invested $186 million in the energy […]

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  • February 16, 2024 February 14, 2024
  • 15:00

Three of Canada’s largest pension plans are among the top 10 pension funds that generated the largest compound annualized returns between 2013 and 2022, according to a report by data platform Global SWF. The report, which measured the compound annual growth rate of pension funds’ single-year investment returns between fiscal 2013 and fiscal 2022, found […]

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  • February 14, 2024 February 14, 2024
  • 09:00

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is setting up a new $1 billion fund to invest in energy transition and decarbonization efforts, according to a report by the Globe and Mail. The new fund will specifically target industrial decarbonization, carbon capture, sustainable fuels, renewable energy production, electrification and energy storage and efficiency. However, the launch of the fund […]

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  • February 1, 2024 February 1, 2024
  • 11:00

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 […]

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

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is reporting a net return of 4.5 per cent for the six-month period ending June 30, 2023. At the halfway point of the year, the AIMCo reported $6.1 billion in net investment income with a 5.2 per cent net investment return for its balanced fund, according to a press release. Read: How AIMCo, […]

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  • August 31, 2023 September 5, 2023
  • 11:30
ESG influencing company strategy, increasing oil market vulnerability: reports

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. will receive a majority stake in a wholly owned subsidiary of an oil and gas development and production company in order to settle its debts. Razor Energy Corp., a petroleum producer headquartered in Calgary, has reached an agreement with the investment organization that will eliminate $63.2 million of secured debt […]

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  • May 23, 2023 May 23, 2023
  • 12:30

Over the last year, the number of large Canadian pension funds with commitments to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 rose from two funds to nine, representing $1.8 trillion — or 81 per cent — of total pension fund assets evaluated, according to a new report by Corporate Knights. The report also found four of the […]

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  • March 30, 2023 March 29, 2023
  • 09:00

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is investing in an Australian agricultural company. The AIMCo and Australian investment management firm New Forests Ltd. will co-own Lawson Grains. The company produces more than 200,000 tonnes of cereals and vegetable oils per year. It operates out of about 100,000 hectares of farmland spread across New South Wales and Western […]

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  • September 7, 2021 September 7, 2021
  • 13:00

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is appointing the former head of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. as its next chief executive officer. The investment manager said Evan Siddall (pictured) will officially start the job on July 1. He’ll succeed Kevin Uebelein, who has been CEO of the AIMCo since Jan. 1, 2015. Uebelein remains the CEO until June 30 and […]