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By the time Nick Chamie graduated with his first degree in economics in 1992, the Berlin Wall had already fallen and the Soviet Union had ceased to exist. Still, Chamie — now the chief strategist and senior managing director at the Investment Management Corp. of Ontario — explains that, as he began making his way in the […]

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As Alberta considers exiting the Canada Pension Plan, the head of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board visited Calgary on Tuesday to warn against losing its benefits. John Graham, chief executive officer of the CPPIB, made the pitch to a business crowd at a luncheon event. In his speech, he said there’s a strong business […]

North American institutional investors raised $749.7 billion, nearly half (49 per cent) of the $1.53 trillion total private capital raised globally between the second half of 2022 and the end of May 2023, according to a report by Preqin. It found the weakest period for deal activity since the start of the coronavirus pandemic was […]

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  • September 15, 2023 September 15, 2023
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An article on the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities’ new risk management guideline was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. CAPSA’s risk management guideline adaptable to changes in cybersecurity, ESG: webinar 2. How hybrid workplaces and employees can navigate flu season 3. Canadian employers say competing […]

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  • September 15, 2023 September 14, 2023
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While the Nova Scotia Pension Services Corp. isn’t currently invested in frontier markets, the institutional investor is set to take its first steps towards investing in the sector. “Step one is getting [the board] more comfortable with frontier markets,” says Steve Mahoney, the organization’s chief investment officer, which includes the N.S. Teachers’ Pension Plan, the […]

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  • September 15, 2023 September 14, 2023
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Since joining the real estate investment arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in 2017, Michèle Hubert has held many titles — five, to be exact. “My career is much more consistent than that makes it sound,” says Hubert, Ivanhoé Cambridge’s chief operating officer. “I’ve always been involved in strategy and I’m […]

Amid concerns of energy independence and rising costs, institutional investors are increasing their investments in U.S. power plants and electricity-generating assets, said Aleksandar Andonov, associate professor of finance at the University of Amsterdam, during a webinar hosted by the International Centre for Pension Management. Andonov shared the results of a study he conducted in partnership […]

The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System venture capital arm is appointing Michael Yang as managing partner and head of ventures. Yang joined OMERS Ventures in 2019 to launch its Silicon Valley office and more recently took on the role of leading ventures efforts across North America. In the new role, he’ll be responsible for leading […]

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  • September 7, 2023 September 6, 2023
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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has laid off at least five investment professionals at its Hong Kong office as it steps back from deals in China, according to a report by Reuters. Most of the employees were on the fund’s private equity team and were informed early last month, said the report, citing three […]

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  • September 5, 2023 September 1, 2023
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The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is appointing Michael Hill as executive vice-president and global head of infrastructure, effective Sept. 5. Hill, who has more than 30 years of experience in global investments, joins the OMERS from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board where he was head of sustainable energies for the Americas. In the […]

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  • August 9, 2023 August 9, 2023
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