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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing $100 million in a subscription commerce platform company. The investment in AppDirect Capital will be used to accelerate the growth of the AppSmart Invest program, a recently launched business-facing online technology marketplace that connects buyers with expert advisors. The marketplace is designed to help subscribing […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 22, 2021 December 21, 2021
  • 15:00
Who are the winners of the inaugural Pension Leadership Awards?

The Canadian Investment Review is pleased to announce the finalists for the second annual Pension Leadership Awards. This year, the awards welcomed more than 20 applications highlighting the actions of leading figures and organizations within the pension sector. In the preliminary judging phase, three finalists were chosen for each award category. Read: Announcing the winners of […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 7, 2021 December 10, 2021
  • 10:00
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THE CANADIAN PRESS Sustainable investing experts say TC Energy Corp.’s plan to decarbonize the Keystone XL pipeline is unlikely to save its fortunes, as a growing movement to divest from fossil fuels gains political clout. U.S. President-elect Joe Biden intends to sign an executive order on inauguration day to rescind the presidential permit for the […]

CPPIB earns 5% net return in fiscal Q2

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board ended its second quarter of fiscal 2021 with net assets of $456.7 billion, up from $434.4 billion at the end of the previous quarter, according to a new report. The $22.3 billion increase in net assets for the quarter consisted of $21.6 billion in net income after all costs […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 17, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 09:33
Pandemic threatens to undo gender equity progress in workforce: CPPIB report

Soon after the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, layoffs and the shift to remote working resulted in a 30-year low in female participation in the Canadian workforce, threatening to undo gains in gender equity in the workplace, according to a new report by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. Women have suffered the most layoffs […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 10, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 10:13
‘Dear Canada’: Colorado climate group appeals to Canadians over CPPIB-owned energy firm

A U.S. environmental group is making a direct appeal to Canadians for help in persuading the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to end its investment in a Colorado-based oil and gas company due to safety and pollution concerns. In a five-minute YouTube video by an organization called 350 Colorado, residents of Boulder ask Canadians to […]

Caisse makes first infrastructure equity investment in Spain, CPPIB to sell stake in London real estate

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is buying a portfolio of 73 photovoltaic plants from Q-Energy Ltd., the first step in creating a new platform in Spain that seeks to aggregate further renewable assets. The transaction will be finalized in the coming months, after which Q-Energy will continue to provide comprehensive management of […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 13, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 12:52
IMCO appointing new chief operating officer

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is naming Tony Algar as its new chief operating officer, effective Sept. 28. Algar joins the IMCO from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, where he spent the past 10 years, most recently as managing director and head of investment operations. He also previously held senior risk management and […]

  • October 2, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 10:15

Four types of new habits and perspectives are expected to define the post-coronavirus era and could impact investment portfolios, according to new analysis by Thinking Ahead, the thought leadership lab at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. The research, co-authored by Caitlin Walsh, senior portfolio manager, and Ruby Grewal, portfolio manager, analyzed the breadth of […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 20, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 16:00

The rallying cry that China is simply too significant a part of the world’s economy to leave out of a well-diversified portfolio is about to be last year’s cliché. For the moment, the country remains the second largest economic engine in the world, but its stunning growth in just the past few years has investors […]