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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 […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 25, 2021 April 15, 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
Ontario Teachers’ committing to net-zero emissions by 2050

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is committing to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The commitment includes the establishment of concrete targets for portfolio emissions as well as increased investments in climate solutions, according to a press release, which noted the Ontario Teachers’ will also ensure portfolio companies manage and report their emissions annually. […]

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  • January 22, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 15:00
Caisse-backed investment trust acquiring India highway

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing in its first transportation project with the purchase of a 67-kilometre highway in India. The asset will be the Caisse’s first acquisition through its new investment trust dedicated to road infrastructure in India, noted a press release. Project operations started in December 2011, with an […]

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  • January 21, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 15:00
CPPIB investing in real estate, Intact acquisition approved

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is one of three investors entering a partnership with real estate developer SKR to develop, own and operate a purpose-built rental multi-family project in São Paulo, Brazil. The 220-unit mixed-use project is expected to be completed in 2023, according to a press release. Other investors include Cyrela Brazil Realty […]

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  • January 20, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 09:00
PSP selling stake in European rail lessor, investing in health-care technology company

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is selling its stake in Alpha Trains, a Europe-based lessor of locomotives and passenger trains. The PSP, which has invested in Alpha Trains since 2008, will sell its interest to the PGGM Infrastructure Fund, a Netherlands-based cooperative pension fund service provider. “Alpha Trains is a unique business with a […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 15, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 09:01