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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board are part of a consortium making a binding offer to buy an Australian infrastructure investment company. The deal, which also includes the Toronto-based Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Co., values the Spark Infrastructure Group at about AU$ 5.2 billion ($4.8 billion). It has already […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 31, 2021 August 31, 2021
  • 13:15

From the rise of cryptocurrency DogeCoin and non-fungible tokens to Reddit members beating hedge fund managers at their own game, 2021 has been an eventful year in the world of retail investing. And while institutional investors might not be betting big on Gamestop Corp. or Elon Musk’s latest cryptocurrency tweet, some have inched closer to […]

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is selling Aurora Plastics, an Ohio-based plastics manufacturer, alongside its co-owner, Chicago-based private equity firm Wild Point Partners. The pension fund purchased its stake in the firm, which produces custom rigid polyvinyl chloride powders, pellets, foams and alloys for small-and medium-sized manufacturers, in 2016. At the time, it had facilities in […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 12, 2021 August 12, 2021
  • 12:36
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The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is reporting a net return of 18.4 per cent in fiscal 2021. As of March 31, 2021, the PSP had $204.5 billion in net assets under management, up 20.4 per cent from $169.8 billion at the end of the previous fiscal year. The PSP also reported a 10-year annualized […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 22, 2021 June 21, 2021
  • 09:00

It’s likely that investors seeking the potential higher returns and the lower downside risks of private equity in their diversified portfolios already know that, historically, private equity has outperformed stock market indices by two-to-three per cent per year. They might also know that, from 2007-2020, the S&P 500 was up 9.5 per cent per year […]

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Last spring, when fixed income markets in Canada were especially hard hit, exchange-traded funds proved their ability to continue to deliver liquidity, according to speakers at a recent webinar hosted by the Association of Canadian Pension Management. That lesser-known benefit is contributing to a change in the way institutional investors are using ETFs.  “We basically saw […]

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is reporting a total fund return of 2.5 per cent net of all fees for 2020, approximately 5.4 per cent below that of its benchmark. The total represents approximately $3 billion in net investment income, with assets under management reaching $118.6 billion, according to a press release, which noted the […]

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  • April 22, 2021 April 22, 2021
  • 09:00
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Despite adjustments to operations and investments during the coronavirus pandemic, Canada’s major pension plan leaders are maintaining a long-term view by looking ahead to a post-pandemic world. But we’re not out of the woods yet as Canada, and the rest of the world, are likely many months away from reaching herd immunity and thus life […]

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The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is committing to five-year climate-related targets for its public markets program. The pension fund is targeting a cumulative $5-billion investment in sustainability bonds and a 30 per cent reduction of carbon exposure in its global public equities portfolio by 2025, according to a press release, which noted the targets […]

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  • February 24, 2021 February 25, 2021
  • 15:00
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CGI Inc. is buying back and cancelling 4.2 million of its class-A subordinate voting shares from the Caisse de depot et placement du Québec for $400 million. The technology-consulting company said it will pay $95.13 per share, a slight discount to where the shares closed on the Toronto Stock Exchange last week at $98.07. CGI […]