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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing US$30 million in reforestation efforts in Brazil’s Amazon region through a private venture partnership. The Amazon Reforestation Fund, managed by Mombak Gestora de Recursos, will also receive an equity transfer of US$500,000 from the CPPIB. It’s the first time the CPPIB is investing in Brazilian reforestation. In […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 24, 2023 August 23, 2023
  • 10:00

While politics plays a role in most investment decisions, it tends to arise on a fairly localized basis, says Michael Craig, head of the asset allocation and derivatives teams at TD Asset Management Inc. In addition, its prominence as a factor usually rises and falls on a cycle, slipping easily off investors’ radar in times […]

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
MSCI introducing Brazilian property index

MSCI Inc. is expanding its range of emerging markets tools by launching a new property index for Brazil. The new index aims to bring transparency and consistent measurement to the Brazilian property market, said an MSCI press release. “Private real asset investing has become increasingly mainstream around the world, particularly in emerging markets like Brazil […]

  • October 2, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 08:44

Greystar Real Estate Partners is joining the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Cyrela Brazil Realty in a joint venture that will develop, own and operate purpose-built multifamily rental housing in São Paulo, Brazil. The platform and partnership, first created by the CPPIB and Cyrela in November 2019, continues to target an investment of up […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 1, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 09:24

Several factors are pointing to a possible rebound in emerging market stocks this year. Stocks in China and other developing economies notched solid gains in 2019, but lagged the blockbuster market returns delivered by publicly traded companies in the U.S. and other developed economies. The U.S.-China trade war and signs of slowing global economic growth […]


The Senate gave final congressional approval Tuesday to an overhaul of Brazil’s pension system, capping years of stalled efforts to sway public opinion and rein in unsustainable government spending on retirement. The Senate voted 60-19 to adopt changes for civil servants and private-sector workers, handing President Jair Bolsonaro his first major legislative victory. He proposed […]


When investing in Brazil, what considerations should institutional investors keep in mind? And how can the market fit into a pension portfolio? One issue to watch is pension reform, said Heather Hagerty, a research analyst at Fidelity Investments, during the Canadian Investment Review’s podcast “Pension Passport.” “Brazil is one of only a small number of […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 29, 2019 January 9, 2021
  • 08:39
Is Brazil the Next Venezuela?

How micro problems undermined a macro good news story

  • By: Yaelle Gang
  • October 12, 2016 September 13, 2019
  • 09:05
Should investors steer clear of Brazil?

Are its political and economic woes a barrier for investing?

  • By: Jann Lee
  • May 11, 2016 September 13, 2019
  • 19:22