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A high-inflation environment is pushing Canadian pension plan sponsors toward alternative sources of fixed income, according to a white paper released by Coalition Greenwich. The white paper, which was commissioned by Toronto-based AGF Investments, is based on telephone interviews with 31 Canadian corporate and public sector pension plan sponsors and endowment fund managers. It found […]

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  • May 26, 2022 May 26, 2022
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The real estate arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is entering a joint venture to manage the Sony Centre in Berlin. The Oxford Properties Group, which previously held a 94.9 per cent share in the eight-building complex, is selling 44.9 per cent of its stake to the Norges Bank Investment Management, an investment […]

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  • May 26, 2022 May 26, 2022
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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
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The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System is entering a partnership to acquire a Dutch energy firm. The Algemene Pensioen Groep, a Dutch pension plan, and the infrastructure arm of the OMERS have reached an agreement to jointly acquire Groendus Group from NPM Capital Partners. Based in the Netherlands, Groendus is an energy transition platform created in […]

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  • May 19, 2022 May 19, 2022
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The real estate arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is acquiring an 11.5 hectare warehouse in Germany. The facility — located in Hamburg, near Europe’s busiest freshwater freight port — serves as a distribution centre for the H&M Group, which will continue to lease the entire facility under its new ownership, […]

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  • May 17, 2022 May 17, 2022
  • 09:30

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 […]

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Diversified pooled fund managers saw median losses of 4.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2022, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s performance universe. While Canadian equities increased 3.8 per cent on the S&P/TSX composite index, the median return for Canadian equity managers was just three per cent. Significant losses were seen in the U.S., with the […]

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  • May 12, 2022 May 12, 2022
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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is entering a joint venture to develop offshore wind projects. In a deal reached with Corio Generation Ltd., the Ontario Teachers’ will receive a 50 per cent stake in the joint venture in exchange for a US$1 billion investment. The funds will be used to develop 14 fixed bottom and floating […]

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  • May 12, 2022 May 12, 2022
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Canada’s institutional investors saw assets decline by 4.61 per cent in the first quarter of 2022, according to the BNY Mellon Canadian master trust universe. With respect to non-traditional asset classes, real estate delivered the highest performance, with a quarterly median return of 4.65 per cent. Among traditional asset classes, Canadian equities performed best. During the […]

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  • May 10, 2022 May 10, 2022
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The majority of institutional investors believe the Russian invasion of Ukraine will be the catalyst of a period of high inflation and low employment around the globe, according to new survey by London-based CoreData Research. The survey, which polled 200 global institutional investors, found about a fifth (18 per cent) of respondents believe the invasion […]

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  • May 10, 2022 May 11, 2022
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