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While real assets are largely absent among the investment options offered by Canadian defined contribution pension plans, they can offer significant long-term benefits to plan members, said Andrew Knox, managing director of Franklin Templeton Investments’ global real assets fund, during a session at Benefits Canada’s 2024 DC Plan Summit in February. “[Defined contribution] investors in […]

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The real estate arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is making its first investment in alternative industrial assets through a partnership with a self storage company. The US$400-million strategic partnership between Ivanhoé Cambridge and Safely Store Self Storage Inc. will make targeted investments in the U.S. self storage sector. Its first […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 27, 2023 June 27, 2023
  • 12:30

Representatives from six of Canada’s largest public sector pension investment organizations addressed a special parliamentary committee on Monday. The special committee on the Canada–People’s Republic of China Relations called on the British Columbia Investment Management Corp., the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 11, 2023 March 28, 2024
  • 12:30

The world’s 42 largest public sector pension investment organizations saw their combined assets decline by nine per cent in the year ending June 30, 2022, according to a new report by data platform Global SWF. “The last time we saw a decline was 2015 but that was a small drop,” says Diego Lopez, founder and […]


The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing $60 million in an infrastructure trust sponsored by the National Highways Authority of India. In 2021, the investment organization previously allocated $257 million to the National Highways Infra Trust during the platform’s initial public offering. Following the transaction, the CPPIB’s stake reached 25 per cent. The investment […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 17, 2022 October 17, 2022
  • 12:00

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is financing part of a renewable energy project in Japan. The investment organization is investing about $90 million in a green bond released by Vena Energy Ltd. The green bond’s proceeds will be used to finance a solar power project on Honshu, Japan’s largest and most populous […]

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  • October 13, 2022 October 11, 2022
  • 09:00
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The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is investing US$450 million in a digital infrastructure provider. DataBank Ltd. operates a portfolio of 74 data centres in France, the U.K. and the U.S. Its facilities are used by commercial clients across a range of sectors. According to a press release, the investment is part of a strategy to […]

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  • October 6, 2022 October 6, 2022
  • 12:45

An analysis of submissions made to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reveals a sharp divide between the opinions of institutional investors and corporate executives when it comes to a proposal to standardize corporate climate disclosures. “Comments from different parties did not always fall along corporates versus investors, though some did,” wrote Subodh Mishra, global […]

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  • September 1, 2022 September 1, 2022
  • 12:30

An article on the Royal Bank of Canada’s plans for returning employees to the office was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. RBC employees returning to in-office working to foster creativity, collaboration 2. CPPIB backing of grain exporter provides Russia propaganda victory: expert […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 26, 2022 August 25, 2022
  • 09:00
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Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, is announcing the results of a pilot project incorporating a new energy-saving technology at two malls within its portfolio. Developed by Turntide Technologies, a company in which the Caisse invests, the proprietary technology reduces the energy use of older electrical […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 25, 2022 August 31, 2022
  • 13:30