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A new report is urging pension plan sponsors and other institutional investors to ensure the resilience of their portfolios in a number of different inflationary scenarios. The report from Mercer argued inflation rises spurred by the coronavirus pandemic and widespread monetary easing are balanced by several disinflationary forces, like globalization. Geopolitical tensions, however, could upset […]

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  • June 28, 2022 June 28, 2022
  • 13:30
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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is selling its stake in a U.K. wireless utilities provider. Through the deal reached with Digital 9 Infrastructure, an investment fund from Triple Point Investment Management, the investment organization will receive $585 million for its stake in the Arqiva Group Ltd. The transaction, which is subject to customary conditions […]

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  • June 28, 2022 June 28, 2022
  • 12:00

There are a lot of reasons to believe financial markets will be very different in the next 10 to 20 years than what pension funds have been used to, according to Aaron Bennett, chief investment officer of the University Pension Plan, during a session at the Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute forum in Montreal last […]

The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is acquiring an Australian developer owner and operator of telecommunications towers. Following the acquisition, the OMERS will consolidate the Stilmark Group with another telecommunications tower business it bought from TPG Telecom Ltd. in May. The assets will be managed by OMERS Infrastructure, which also manages a number of Australian assets, […]

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  • June 23, 2022 June 22, 2022
  • 11:00
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The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is allocating US$1 billion to two global credit managers. The majority of the capital, US$550 million, will be invested in Loomis, Sayles & Co., while another US$450 million will be invested in Beach Point Capital Management Ltd. The move is part of a strategy to increase the IMCO’s allocations […]

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  • June 21, 2022 June 21, 2022
  • 11:00

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is investing in a life sciences campus in the U.K. Capital Park Cambridge is a 17-hectare campus with about 2,500 square metres of workspace. It provides laboratories to 12 organizations, including the National Health Service. The facility is also located near a number of other science research facilities with […]

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  • June 16, 2022 June 16, 2022
  • 13:15

A fund backed by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and the Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is buying a stake in Indian road projects. Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is selling five road projects valued at $1.5 billion to an infrastructure investment trust — the IndInfravit Trust — partially owned by the two Canadian pension […]

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  • June 14, 2022 June 14, 2022
  • 12:00

A coalition of global pension funds with combined assets of more than $1.25 trillion is launching an initiative to push back against the rise of dual-class shares. The Investor Coalition for Equal Votes aims to advocate proportionate shareholder voting and the prevention of dual-class share structures without strict mandatory time-based sunset clauses. Its members are concerned […]

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  • June 14, 2022 June 14, 2022
  • 11:55
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The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is planning to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of its $20 billion real estate portfolio. According to a new report on the pension fund’s website, the HOOPP is committing to reducing its real estate portfolio’s greenhouse gas emissions entirely by 2050 for assets under its control. To do this, […]

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  • June 7, 2022 June 7, 2022
  • 12:30
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The Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan is financing a European online brokerage platform. The pension fund was the lead in a financing round for Trade Republic Bank, a technology company operating a digital investment marketplace. According to Trade Republic, the €250 million raised during the round will be used to develop the platform’s product offerings designed […]

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  • June 6, 2022 June 7, 2022
  • 11:00