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Michael Wissell, the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan’s recently appointed chief investment officer, is stewarding the $114.4-billion plan’s growth while preserving its historic drivers of success. This mandate isn’t a simple one. On one hand, the HOOPP boasts a solvency ratio of 120 per cent and uses a liability-driven investment model that helped its 10-year […]

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Decentralized finance technology facilitated more illicit cryptocurrency transactions in the first quarter of 2022 than in any other period, according to a report from Chainalysis Inc. “DeFi protocols have accounted for an ever-growing share of all funds stolen from cryptocurrency platforms since the beginning of 2020 and lost the vast majority of stolen funds in […]

Canada’s institutional investors saw assets decline by 4.61 per cent in the first quarter of 2022, according to the BNY Mellon Canadian master trust universe. With respect to non-traditional asset classes, real estate delivered the highest performance, with a quarterly median return of 4.65 per cent. Among traditional asset classes, Canadian equities performed best. During the […]

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  • May 10, 2022 May 10, 2022
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The majority of institutional investors believe the Russian invasion of Ukraine will be the catalyst of a period of high inflation and low employment around the globe, according to new survey by London-based CoreData Research. The survey, which polled 200 global institutional investors, found about a fifth (18 per cent) of respondents believe the invasion […]

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  • May 10, 2022 May 11, 2022
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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is providing US$150 million in financing to a U.S. fibre optic network company. Everstream Solutions operates a 43,000 kilometre fibre optic network and 63 data centres in the U.S. The capital, provided by the Caisse through its subsidiary CDPQ Revenu Fixe VIII Inc., will be used to increase […]

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  • May 10, 2022 May 10, 2022
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Directors, trustees and investment managers at Canada’s largest public pension funds are deeply involved in the fossil fuel sector, according to a new report by Shift Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health. It found 56 staff members from the largest public sector pension plans hold 76 different corporate director roles at 39 different fossil […]

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  • May 5, 2022 May 5, 2022
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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan’s private equity arm is leading an investment round for a European health-care benefits provider. Teachers’ Venture Growth was the lead investor in a €183-million funding round for Alan, which provides companies with a range of health-care services, including health insurance. Its clients are based in Belgium, France and Spain. Following […]

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  • May 5, 2022 May 5, 2022
  • 12:30
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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is securing a share in a holding company consolidating two European high-speed rail companies. Alongside a group of other institutional investors, the Caisse will own a 19.31 per cent share in the Eurostar Group, a holding company that will control both Eurostar Ltd and THI Factory, which […]

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  • May 3, 2022 May 2, 2022
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The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario saw returns of 9.6 per cent in 2021, according to its annual report. The IMCO’s assets under management rose $5.7 billion during the year, reaching $79 billion. The year’s returns weren’t evenly distributed, as client pension plan gains ranged from 0.1 per cent to 11.2 per cent depending on […]

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  • April 27, 2022 April 27, 2022
  • 09:00
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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is providing $300 million in credit to a global restructuring and investment advisory firm. The financing of Gordon Brothers, a Boston company that provides capital to businesses, will be delivered through the CPPIB’s subsidiary, CPPIB Credit Investments Inc. The funds will be used to fund capital investment offerings. In 2021, these offerings generated more […]

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  • April 26, 2022 April 25, 2022
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