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About two-thirds (64 per cent) of global institutional investors say new ideas and access to top asset managers are the key benefits of hiring an outsourced chief investment officer, according to a new survey by London-based CoreData Research. The survey, which polled nearly 300 institutional investors in Asia, Australasia, Europe and North America, also found […]

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  • October 4, 2022 October 4, 2022
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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is entering a strategic partnership to develop affordable housing in France. The investment organization’s real estate arm, Ivanhoé Cambridge, has signed a partnership agreement with CDC Habitat, a subsidiary of the French sovereign investment fund Caisse des dépôts et consignations. The partnership will develop houses in France’s […]

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  • September 27, 2022 September 27, 2022
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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is opening an office in Mumbai, India, which will be headed up by Deepak Dara, currently chief of staff to the pension fund’s chief investment officer. According to a press release, the Ontario Teachers’ expects the new office to help source investments, nurture long-term partnerships and attract local talent. It […]

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  • September 27, 2022 September 27, 2022
  • 11:45
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Why should defined benefit pension plans invest in Canadian equity markets at all? It’s a question many DB plan sponsors began asking themselves in the mid-1990s. At that time, the federal government removed foreign content limitations on pension plans and again, later, when it made similar changes for individual registered retirement savings plans. These regulatory […]

Efforts by central banks to reduce inflation could spark a global recession, according to a new report from the World Bank. “If the degree of global monetary policy tightening currently anticipated by markets is not enough to lower inflation to targets, experience from past global recessions suggests that the requisite additional tightening could give rise […]

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  • September 20, 2022 September 20, 2022
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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is investing in a packaging company servicing European and North American businesses, as well as an Indian renewable energy platform. The pension fund is securing its stake in GPA Global from EQT Private Equity and several smaller shareholders. Following the transaction, the Ontario Teachers’ will share control of the business […]

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  • September 20, 2022 September 20, 2022
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The market value of assets held by Canadian trusteed pension funds decreased 2.9 per cent to $2.21 trillion in the first quarter of 2022, down from $2.27 trillion in the previous quarter, according to new data from Statistics Canada. Within trusteed plans, public sector assets decreased 1.8 per cent to $1.48 trillion, accounting for 79 […]

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  • September 16, 2022 September 16, 2022
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The majority (51 per cent) of Canadian investors now consider cryptocurrency investments to be untrustworthy, according to a new survey by Bitstamp, a cryptocurrency exchange based in Luxembourg. The survey, which polled 1,000 retail and 2,000 institutional investors in 23 countries, found global institutional investor trust in crypto assets dropped slightly, from 70 per cent […]

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  • September 15, 2022 September 15, 2022
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More than half (57 per cent) of global pension plan sponsors are very concerned about the prospect of looming stagflation, according to a new survey by Ortec Finance Ltd. Based on a series of interviews with Australian, British, Canadian, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish and Swiss pension plan sponsors in June, the survey also found respondents […]

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  • September 13, 2022 September 13, 2022
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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is acquiring a stake in a financial management company. The Universal Investment Group Llc, which operates several offices throughout Europe, has about €760 billion in assets under administration. Its administration, structuring and distribution solutions services are used by 470 institutional investors. It also offers advisory services related to securities, […]

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  • September 13, 2022 September 13, 2022
  • 11:30