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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is boosting its interest in Indian infrastructure conglomerate IndInfravit Trust, after agreeing to pay $173 million for an additional 15.9 per cent of the toll road operator. The deal, which is scheduled for completion by the middle of May will take the CPPIB’s total stake in the investment trust to […]

Employees at two Canadian pension plans are being recognized for their responsible investment achievements. The British High Commission and the Canada Climate Law Initiative named Barbara Zvan, inaugural president and chief executive officer of the University Pension Plan, and Kim Thomassin, executive vice-president and head of investments in Quebec and stewardship investing at the Caisse […]

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  • May 7, 2021 May 7, 2021
  • 15:00
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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is among the investors committing more than $600 million to eStruxture Data Centers Inc., a data centre provider in Montreal. The investment will fund eStruxture’s acquisition of data centre provider Aptum Technologies and additional capital expansion projects in Canada, according to a press release. The other investors […]

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  • May 3, 2021 May 3, 2021
  • 15:00
Caisse investing in wind and solar projects, AIMCo in German real estate

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is launching a investment group that will focus on renewables, conventional energy and new technology and service solutions. The sustainable energy group combines the CPPIB’s energy and resources group with the power and renewables group for a total of $18 billion in assets, according to a press release. The group’s […]

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  • April 7, 2021 April 25, 2021
  • 13:00
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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is reporting a total-fund net return of 8.6 per cent for 2020, a year which has generated mixed financial results for Canada’s major pensions due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The pension plan earned $18 billion in investment income in 2020 and its net assets reached $221.2 billion as at Dec. 31, 2020, […]

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  • April 1, 2021 April 1, 2021
  • 09:00
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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is selling its approximately-45 per cent interest in GlobalLogic Worldwide Holdings Inc. to Hitachi Ltd., a deal expected to generate US$3.8 billion in net proceeds. The U.S.-based firm is the parent company of GlobalLogic Inc., which provides digital-engineering services in the development of next-generation software platforms, according to a press […]

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  • April 1, 2021 April 1, 2021
  • 09:00
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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. […]

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  • March 18, 2021 March 18, 2021
  • 17:25
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Coronavirus vaccinations and the US$1.9-trillion fiscal stimulus package are paving the way for the U.S. economy to recover as the world enters the second year of the coronavirus pandemic, in turn driving investor demand for equities and risk assets, according to a recent webinar hosted by Natixis Investment Managers. Esty Dwek, global market strategist at […]

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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is reinvesting $25 million in the Quebec Emerging Managers Program. The investment is part of a $110-million contribution and will promote the growth of Quebec’s emerging managers and support its asset management ecosystem, according to a press release, which noted the Caisse’s initial $25-million investment was in […]

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  • February 19, 2021 February 19, 2021
  • 09:00

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System’s venture capital arm has led a $9 million series-A funding round for automative intelligence firm Acerta Analytics Solutions Inc. OMERS Ventures was joined in the funding round, which recently closed, by Microsoft Corp.’s venture fund M12, StandUp Ventures, Radical Ventures Investments Inc., Export Development Canada and Techstars. Acerta is […]

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  • September 2, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 08:27