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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing $1 billion in Amazon.com Inc.’s chief rival in the Indian e-commerce sector. The Flipkart Group, which was founded in 2007, boasted the largest share of India’s e-commerce market in 2020, significantly ahead of its closest rival Amazon. The CPPIB investment is part of a total US$3.6 billion funding round for […]

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  • July 13, 2021 July 12, 2021
  • 08:50
Canadian ESG-related investment assets surge to $3.2 trillion: report

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is becoming “more intentional about” its ongoing environmental, social and governance efforts in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, says Jennifer Coulson, vice-president of ESG and public markets for the investment manager. Its 2020 annual report highlights the BCIs’ expansion of its carbon footprint reporting to include all asset classes […]

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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is one of two organizations investing a total US$940 million in Phoenix Tower International, a U.S.-based wireless communications infrastructure provider. The investment will fund the company’s expansion in Europe as well as further growth in new and existing markets. The other investor is AMP Capital, an Australia-based […]

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  • May 21, 2021 May 20, 2021
  • 09:00

Investors breathed a sigh of relief as they turned over their calendars at the end of 2020. Few were sorry to see the back of a turbulent year that drove nation after nation to their worst economic contractions in generations: over the course of 2020, the U.S. gross domestic product shrank around 3.5 per cent, […]

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An insurance holding company backed by the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is making its inaugural transaction, valued at US$1 billion. Constellation Insurance Holdings Inc. will acquire Ohio National Mutual Holdings Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Ohio National Financial Services Inc., a deal that includes both member […]

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  • March 25, 2021 April 24, 2021
  • 09:00
Pension funds increasing in-house asset management: survey

Canada’s pension funds are shifting asset management functions in-house while becoming more strategic about oversight of external managers, according to a new survey from CIBC Mellon. It found pension funds are increasing the portion of assets and investment activities managed in-house to 28 per cent from 22 per cent, with the majority of pension funds […]

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  • February 10, 2021 March 26, 2021
  • 15:00
Ontario Teachers’ sells mall shares amid GameStop rally, invests in low-carbon company

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is cashing in on the recent GameStop Corp. stock rally, after selling its shares in a U.S.-based retail real-estate company that saw its value skyrocket as a result. In late January, the Ontario Teachers’ sold its 16.4 per cent share in Macerich Co. for nearly US$500 million, according to data […]

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  • February 5, 2021 March 26, 2021
  • 15:00
PSP investing in real estate, Caisse in accessibility aids

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is entering a $700-million joint venture investing in single-family rentals in the U.S. The new venture with Pretium Partners will initially fund units across major markets in the southeastern and southwestern U.S., according to a press release. Read: PSP selling stake in European rail lessor, investing in health-care technology […]

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  • February 1, 2021 February 16, 2021
  • 09:00
Plan sponsors, pension plans taking lessons from 2020 to decade ahead

Following an unprecedented 2020, Canada’s plan sponsors and pension plans are incorporating the lessons of the last year as they prepare for a new decade, according to a recent webinar hosted by Mercer Canada. The coming years will be marked by developments including increased geopolitical tensions and the lingering economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic, […]

OMERS’ portfolio company acquiring solar energy development platform

A portfolio company of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System’s infrastructure arm is entering a purchase agreement to acquire a 10-gigawatt solar project development platform. Through the deal, U.S.-based Leeward Renewable Energy will acquire the platform from First Solar Inc., which includes 773 megawatts of projects in California and the southern U.S. that are expected to […]

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  • January 26, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 15:00