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While global institutional investors expect losses to continue in the fixed income market and are concerned that central banks may be too optimistic on the peak of inflation, they’re also finding good news in alternative investments and the importance of environmental, social and governance factors, according to a new report by Aeon Investments. The report, […]

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  • August 30, 2022 August 30, 2022
  • 09:00

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s investment in a grain exporter may be used as a propaganda tool by the Russian government, according to J. Paul Goode, McMillan chair in Russian studies at the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at Carleton University. “If a company as important as Viterra is to the Canada […]

An article on Canadian employers increasing salaries and offering remote work to attract talent was the most-read story on over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Canadian employers increasing salaries, offering remote work to attract talent: survey 2. Expert panel: How national dental care could impact group benefits […]

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  • August 12, 2022 August 12, 2022
  • 09:05

Despite year-to-date asset losses and historically high levels of inflation, most Canadian defined benefit pension plans are reporting increased funded positions in the second quarter of 2022, according to a report by Mercer Canada. It found the median solvency ratio increased from 108 per cent as at March 31 to 109 per cent as at […]

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  • July 5, 2022 July 4, 2022
  • 09:00

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is entering a strategic alliance with a produce vendor. According to the agreement, PSP Investments will manage the acquisition of Spanish citrus orchards while Citri & Co. will operate and manage the farmland, packing, distribution and sale of crops. According to a press release, the alliance was brokered by […]

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  • June 30, 2022 June 30, 2022
  • 12:00

An article on how pension plans are approaching risk management was the most-read story on over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Expert panel: Is risk management the new frontier in pension governance? 2. Sun Life completes acquisition of U.S. dental benefits provider 3. 44% of employers believe remote […]

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  • June 10, 2022 June 9, 2022
  • 09:00
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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing in a private pharmaceutical company. The investment in the Quebec-based Corealis Pharma Inc., a company that partners with the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector organizations to produce tablets, capsules and granules, has seen average annual sales growth above 15 per cent since it was founded in […]

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  • May 31, 2022 May 31, 2022
  • 12:30

While institutional investors have likely relaxed leverage constraint in their private equity portfolios, they could realize better investment outcomes by taking the same approach with their public market exposures “Constraints [on leverage] prevent some of the most useful tools in portfolio management — namely, full diversification,” said Roberto Croce, head of risk parity and liquid […]

Canada’s Maple 8 — the country’s largest eight public pension plans that manage a total of about $2 trillion in assets — use similar governance structures to consistently deliver strong returns. Pension systems around the world are difficult to manage, said Sebastien Betermier, an associate professor of finance at the Desautels Faculty of Management at […]

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is investing in a unicorn firm behind a popular European tax app. The pension fund’s private equity subsidiary Teachers’ Venture Growth served as the lead investor in a US$220 million investment round for Taxfix. As a result of the capital infusion, the Berlin-based software provider’s valuation surpassed US$1 billion. Founded […]

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  • April 28, 2022 April 28, 2022
  • 13:30