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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing US$205 million as an anchor investor in IndoSpace’s new real estate fund in India. The investment marks the first close for IndoSpace Logistics Parks IV, the real estate company’s fourth development vehicle, which is targeting US$600 million of total equity commitments. In 2017, the CPPIB and Indospace […]

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  • February 2, 2023 February 2, 2023
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The world’s 42 largest public sector pension investment organizations saw their combined assets decline by nine per cent in the year ending June 30, 2022, according to a new report by data platform Global SWF. “The last time we saw a decline was 2015 but that was a small drop,” says Diego Lopez, founder and […]

The market value of assets held by Canadian trusteed pension funds decreased 5.4 per cent to $2.1 trillion in the second quarter of 2022, down from $2.21 trillion in the previous quarter, according to new data from Statistics Canada. Trusteed pension funds posted a net loss of $3.4 billion in the second quarter, compared with […]

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  • December 20, 2022 December 19, 2022
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If there was one message for defined benefit pension plan sponsor delegates at the 2022 Defined Benefit Investment Forum, it was that the fate of global markets in 2023 is on a knife’s edge. In the keynote address, Douglas Porter, chief economist and managing director at BMO Financial Group, said he expects the Canadian economy […]

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  • December 19, 2022 December 16, 2022
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In the current market, institutional investors should consider increasing allocations to real estate and real estate investment trusts, said Joseph Shaw, managing partner and head of institutional sales at Hazelview Investments, during the Canadian Investment Review’s 2022 Defined Benefit Investment Forum.  In the past decade, the average defined benefit pension plan’s allocation to real estate has risen, […]

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The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is appointing Marlene Puffer as chief investment officer, effective Jan. 30, 2023. In the role, she’ll serve as head of both public and private investments, including responsibilities for economics and fund strategy, fixed income, infrastructure, public and private equity, private debt and loan, private mortgages and real estate. Read: AIMCo […]

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  • December 14, 2022 December 14, 2022
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More than two-fifths (44 per cent) of North American institutional investors say they’re likely to increase allocations to alternative investments, citing high inflation (89 per cent) and expectations of lower returns (86 per cent), according to a new survey by Cerulli Associates. The survey’s respondents said they plan to increase allocations to infrastructure (28 per […]

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  • December 13, 2022 December 13, 2022
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The Alberta Investment Management Corp.’s total financed carbon dioxide emissions fell nine per cent in 2021, according to its annual climate disclosure. According to figures released by the investment organization, its portfolio financed the release of about 424,300 tonnes of carbon dioxide, down from about 466,300 tonnes the previous year. For each million dollars invested […]

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  • December 6, 2022 December 6, 2022
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Three-quarters (75 per cent) of institutional investors say their alternative asset managers are either meeting or exceeding performance expectations in 2022 despite operating in a challenging and volatile market period, according to a survey by EY. The survey, which polled 114 hedge fund managers, 112 private equity firms and 61 institutional investors, found 50 per […]

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  • November 24, 2022 November 24, 2022
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When Saskatchewan’s Public Employees Pension Plan’s board introduced alternatives to its investment lineup in 2020 with an aim to improve the defined contribution plan’s risk-adjusted returns through diversification, it wasn’t its first time at the rodeo. The move came after 15 years of experience and comfort with alternatives through the PEPP’s defined benefit companion plan, […]