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The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is opening its first Asian office, but the Edmonton-based investment organization says it will steer well clear of China to focus instead on markets with less geopolitical risk. The official opening of the AIMCo’s new Singapore office marks the first foray into the Asia-Pacific region for one of Canada’s largest institutional investors, with $158 billion of assets under management as of 2022. Evan Siddall, chief executive officer of the AIMCo, […]

More than four-fifths (84 per cent) of asset managers expect their firms will grow over the next 18 months, according to a new survey by Northern Trust Corp. in partnership with Coalition Greenwich. The survey, which polled based 150 asset managers in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and North America, found European respondents were most optimistic […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 29, 2023 June 30, 2023
  • 12:30

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is appointing Bruce Crane as executive managing director and head of Asia-Pacific, effective immediately. He will lead investment activities and portfolio management across the Ontario Teachers’ offices in Hong Kong, Mumbai and Singapore. Crane joined the pension fund in 2020 as its first employee in the Singapore office. In the new […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 28, 2023 June 28, 2023
  • 15:00

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is appointing Kevin Bong as chief investment strategist and head of Singapore, effective Aug. 14. In the new role, he’ll be responsible for setting the investment organization’s overall investment strategy, including total portfolio management, dynamic and tactical allocation, currency and cash management, with a focus on geographic diversification and thematic […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 31, 2023 May 31, 2023
  • 15:00

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is opening an office in Mumbai, India, which will be headed up by Deepak Dara, currently chief of staff to the pension fund’s chief investment officer. According to a press release, the Ontario Teachers’ expects the new office to help source investments, nurture long-term partnerships and attract local talent. It […]

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  • September 27, 2022 September 27, 2022
  • 11:45

The real estate arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is entering a long-term strategic partnership to develop commercial laboratories in France. In the agreement it reached with French urban investor and developer NoVaxia Inc., the Oxford Property Group will co-manage approximately €1 billion ($1.4 billion) in assets which will be invested in life sciences […]

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  • May 24, 2022 May 24, 2022
  • 13:00

India’s finance minister is calling on Canada’s pension plans to invest in infrastructure projects in the world’s most populous democracy. This week, Mary Ng, Canada’s minister of international trade, export, small business and economic development met with Nirmala Sitharaman, India’s minister of finance, to exchange views on opportunities to further economic cooperation between the two […]

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  • March 15, 2022 March 15, 2022
  • 10:15

Almost three-quarters (73 per cent) of global institutional investors expect interest rates to rise in 2022, according to a new outlook survey by Natixis Investment Managers. Concern about rising interest rates were also reflected in responses to questions about investment decision-making, with 71 per cent of respondents saying they believe the stock market’s current rate […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 9, 2021 December 9, 2021
  • 09:00

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is committing $1.3 billion to a logistics fund involved in projects in major urban centres in Japan. The GLP Development Partners IV fund, managed by the Singapore-based GLP, will focus on developing modern logistics facilities in large-scale projects around Tokyo and Osaka. So far, the fund has raised $3.6 […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 20, 2021 October 21, 2021
  • 15:00

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is acquiring North America’s largest marine terminal operator. A minority investor in the Ports America Group since 2014, the CPPIB has reached a deal to secure all outstanding interest in the company from Oaktree Capital Management. While the exact details of the transaction aren’t known, the management structure is […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 30, 2021 September 29, 2021
  • 10:00