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The Public Sector Pension Investment Board returned 10.9 per cent — or $19.7 billion — across is total portfolio in the 2022 fiscal year. Between April 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022, the institutional investor’s assets under management grew from $204.5 billion to $230.47 billion, an increase of 12.7 per cent. The results raised PSP […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 10, 2022 June 9, 2022
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While Quebec’s Auditor General Guylaine LeClerc says the Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec’s exposure to international and private markets is increasing fraud and corruption risks, the institutional investor is describing its strategy as “essential.” “Diversification, both in terms of geography and asset classes, is essential to meet the return needs of our depositors over […]

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is exchanging a property portfolio for a stake in a new real estate investment trust. Under the terms of the deal, eight properties — which a recent appraisal valued at $800 million — were given by the HOOPP to the Toronto-based Primaris Management Inc. In exchange, the HOOPP received […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 6, 2022 January 6, 2022
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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing $100 million in a subscription commerce platform company. The investment in AppDirect Capital will be used to accelerate the growth of the AppSmart Invest program, a recently launched business-facing online technology marketplace that connects buyers with expert advisors. The marketplace is designed to help subscribing […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 22, 2021 December 21, 2021
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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing US$300 million in a British alternative energy company. According to the terms of the strategic partnership agreement, the CPPIB’s initial capital contribution will be used to fund the expansion of the Octopus Energy Group’s Kraken platform, a licensed software used to grow the company’s retail strength and […]

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  • December 14, 2021 December 13, 2021
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T. Rowe Price Group Inc. is buying Oak Hill Advisors for up to about US$4.2 billion with $3.3 billion payable at closing. The global investment management organization is buying the alternative credit manager with about 74 per cent in cash and 26 per cent in T. Rowe Price common stock and up to an additional $900 million in […]

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  • November 2, 2021 November 2, 2021
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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing in a German ceramics manufacturing business. The CPPIB joined the U.K.-based alternative investment management group BC Partners to jointly acquire CeramTec. For its 50 per cent share in the company, the pension fund paid €800 million ($1.18 billion). Read: CPPIB investing in oilfield drilling company, Caisse in SAP […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 19, 2021 August 18, 2021
  • 09:00
Learn more about the Risk Management Award finalists

The Canadian Investment Review’s Risk Management Award will go to a pension plan that has successfully implemented a robust approach to its risk management function. This can include implementing de-risking or re-risking or it can showcase day-to-day processes in place for risk management in pension plan investments. Highlights about the three finalists are available below: […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 30, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 08:06
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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is acquiring a minority interest in Colisée Group, a Paris-based elderly care company. The investment, alongside an infrastructure fund formed by global investor EQT, will allow Colisée to explore growth opportunities in new markets, while consolidating its current service offerings, according to a press release. The company […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 25, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 08:28
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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is opening a new office in Singapore to enhance its capabilities in Asia Pacific. As of the end of 2019, the plan had more than 30 employees in the region and about $15 billion invested there across public equity, private equity and infrastructure. “Expanding our presence in Asia is critical […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 22, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 07:18