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Last year was a tumultuous one, with economies ravaged by successive waves of coronavirus pandemic-related stresses and closures. Despite the negative impact these forces had on the economy, the stock market continued to rebound from the March 2020 correction and performed well. And in the face of higher volatility, U.S. stock exchanges were the highest […]

CPPIB paper highlights four post-coronavirus habits to impact investment portfolios

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is increasing its exposure to private equity, with plans to increase its exposure to the asset class to more than $6 billion by 2026. This year, the investment organization made about $2.3 billion in private equity transactions after starting the year with $2.7 billion in private equity assets — or […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 28, 2021 December 22, 2021
  • 09:00

As has been the case for the past couple of years, we’re ending 2021 with as many questions as answers. On the surface, economic conditions seem to be improving, at least in Canada. National unemployment dropped to six per cent in November, the economy began to grow again after some coronavirus pandemic restrictions eased and […]

Investing is undergoing a paradigm shift, which will see investors do well by doing good, according to John Levy, director of impact at Franklin Templeton Investments. “Traditional investing is agnostic about its role on the planet, local communities and society. At some point, something like what we now call sustainable investing came along,” he said during […]

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is co-financing $100 million in credit for a remote area monitoring company. The Caisse is joining fellow investors, including the Business Development Bank of Canada and Export Development Canada, to provide credit for quasi-equity, subordinated debt and revolving credit for Vosker. The majority of the funding will […]

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  • December 20, 2021 December 20, 2021
  • 15:00

With DC plan members facing significant hurdles in managing their own investment portfolios, what role can alternatives play in alleviating these challenges? In his session at Benefits Canada‘s 2021 DC Plan Summit, Michael Sager (pictured), vice-president of multi-asset and currency management at CIBC Asset Management Inc., set out to answer this question. Liquid alternatives became […]

Canada’s largest public pension plans are more heavily invested in private equity than other global public pension plans, according to a new report by British think tank the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum. “What really distinguishes the Canadian model is this large exposure to private equity, which stands out from across the sample, . […]

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  • December 14, 2021 December 16, 2021
  • 12:00

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is appointing Lori Hall-Kimm as head of global private equity. In the new role, which takes effect on Jan. 24, 2022, Hall-Kimm will lead the development of a strategic and operational plan for private capital investments. She’ll join the HOOPP after five years at the Canada Pension Plan Investment […]

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  • December 14, 2021 December 13, 2021
  • 09:00

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is entering a joint venture to develop, acquire and manage rental communities in the U.S. The agreement, between the CPPIB and Greystar Real Estate Partners, involves a combined capital commitment of US$840 million. Profits from the joint venture will be unevenly split, with the CPPIB entitled to a 95 […]

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  • December 9, 2021 December 9, 2021
  • 12:15
Caisse investing in Taiwan wind farm, CPPIB in Indonesian logistics venture

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is signing a deal with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Inc. to buy a 50 per cent stake in a portfolio of 13 wind, solar and energy storage assets in the U.S. for US$849 million. The pension fund also committed to buying at least a 25 per cent interest in a $824-million convertible […]