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Canada ranks 12th out of 43 countries for its pension system, according to a new report by Mercer and the CFA Institute. The countries in the report were ranked on the adequacy and integrity of their pension systems and the sustainability of pension investments. Overall, Canada received a grade of 69.8 — 8.8 points above the […]

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  • October 21, 2021 October 21, 2021
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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 […]

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  • October 20, 2021 October 21, 2021
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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is acquiring a majority stake in a manufacturer and distributor of elevator components and systems. Before the investment, Vantage Elevator Solutions was wholly owned by Golden Gate Capital. The California-based asset management company will retain a significant minority stake in the business. Read: Ontario Teachers’ investing in Australian insurance distributor Vantage […]

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  • October 19, 2021 October 19, 2021
  • 10:00

With the repatriation of Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor following their three-year incarceration in China, relations between Ottawa and Beijing are to be reset. As Foreign Minister Marc Garneau put it, Canada will now coexist, compete, co-operate and challenge China. To do this, Canada should start paying closer attention to the signals its pension […]

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is launching a suite of financing solutions and support services designed to appeal to Quebec’s mid-market companies. Ambition ME is designed to support high-growth potential companies requiring between $5 million and $75 million financing in order to take them to their next stage of growth. The Caisse […]

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  • October 7, 2021 October 7, 2021
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The typical Canadian defined benefit pension plan deteriorated on a solvency basis but improved on an accountancy basis in September, according to a new report by LifeWorks Inc. Its monthly report on DB pension indices found the average plan saw its solvency index dip from 109.4 per cent at the end of August to 108.8 […]

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While the return of two Canadians imprisoned in China since 2018 may lead the Canadian government to rethink its relationship with the world’s most populous country, the Chinese market will remain open to Canadian institutional investors, says Jia Wang, interim director of the China Institute at the University of Alberta. “There is an opportunity for […]

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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 […]

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  • September 30, 2021 September 29, 2021
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As the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s head of international leaves the organization for a global private equity firm, Geoffrey Rubin will assume oversight for international operations on an interim basis. After nearly 14 years with the CPPIB, Alain Carrier, senior managing director and head of international, is joining Bregal Investments Inc. as global chief executive […]

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  • September 29, 2021 September 29, 2021
  • 15:00
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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is entering into an agreement to buy a bank that offers reverse mortgage solutions. The acquisition of HomeQ Corp., the parent company of HomeEquity Bank, from Birch Hill Equity Partners Management Inc. and other minority shareholders, is subject to regulatory approvals, which are expected to take place in the first […]

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  • September 22, 2021 September 22, 2021
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