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In the pursuit of long-term portfolio construction solutions, institutional investors are increasingly turning their attention to the private debt asset class, says David Sum, director of the alternative income group at Ninepoint Partners. “Looking ahead, we believe the current high interest rate environment and liquidity constraints from banks and the syndicated market creates a favourable […]


More than half (56 per cent) of institutional investors say they plan to increase their allocation to alternative investments allocation over the next 12 months, up slightly from 55 per cent in 2022, according to a new survey by research firm Dynamo Software Inc. The survey, which polled more than 100 global respondents, found among respondents […]

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  • September 11, 2023 September 11, 2023
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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is acquiring a majority stake in a U.K.-based wealth and investment manager. Seven Investment Management oversees more than £21 billion in assets for 2,300 financial advisory firms and 7,000 private accounts, according to a press release, which noted the organization is pursuing a new strategy of growth over the next decade based in organic net […]

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  • September 5, 2023 September 7, 2023
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Institutional investors are opening the door to the self-storage category to find some relief from a turbulent year in real estate. According to data published in July by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, self-storage is leading a pack of real estate categories disrupting the balance from traditional options in real estate investments […]

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec’s infrastructure arm is making key appointments on its management team, effective Sept. 5. CDPQ Infra, which acts as a principal contractor for major public infrastructure projects, is appointing Daniel Farina as the organization’s managing director; Sophie Lussier as executive vice-president and head of corporate services, organization performance and […]

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  • August 29, 2023 August 28, 2023
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Diversifying target-date funds by incorporating illiquid assets — such as private equity, real estate and infrastructure — could result in a 0.15 per cent annual increase in return over a decade, according to a recent report by Georgetown University’s Center for Retirement Initiatives in partnership with CEM Benchmarking Inc. The report was authored by Angela Antonelli, a […]

A group that includes the Investment Management Corp. of Ontario, the Public Sector Pension Investment Board and private investment firm Sandbrook Capital is acquiring a German renewable energy company that specializes in acquiring and repowering onshore wind farms. As part of the transaction, the IMCO, PSP Investments and Sandbrook will commit up to US$750 million […]

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  • August 17, 2023 August 16, 2023
  • 11:00

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is reporting a total fund net return of 1.9 per cent for the six-month period ended June 30, 2023. The 12-month total fund net return was 4.8 per cent while net assets increased to $249.8 billion, according to a press release, which noted the five- and 10-year annualized total fund […]

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  • August 16, 2023 August 15, 2023
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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board returned negative 0.8 per cent during the first quarter of fiscal 2024, according to its latest quarterly report. By June 30, 2023, the investment organization’s net assets reached $575 billion, compared to $570 billion at the end of fiscal 2023. The report noted a net loss of $5 billion […]

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  • August 14, 2023 August 11, 2023
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Despite the prevalence of farming in its home province, the Alberta Investment Management Corp.’s agricultural portfolio is just 13 years old, the product of a 2010 investment in converted farmland held by Australian timber producer Great Southern Group. The properties proved too arid for tree growth and were converted back to croplands for canola, wheat […]