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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is boosting its interest in Indian infrastructure conglomerate IndInfravit Trust, after agreeing to pay $173 million for an additional 15.9 per cent of the toll road operator. The deal, which is scheduled for completion by the middle of May will take the CPPIB’s total stake in the investment trust to […]

Rising incomes and technological change in the emerging economies present considerable investment opportunities for investors with longer-term horizons. Investments in emerging markets weren’t spared the impacts of the global coronavirus pandemic. But the ongoing crisis has had uneven effects, with economies and sectors reporting widely-varying results while revealing important lessons for investors in 2021 and […]

The value of stock selection in a low-return world

Despite this year’s extreme volatility, the past ten years have been an extraordinary time to be an equity investor. This can be seen by looking at the so-called equity risk premium, which is simply the difference between returns on global stock markets and risk-free assets, such as U.S. dollar bank deposits. Over the very long […]

A look at the impact of coronavirus on the structural case for emerging markets

Historically, the structural case for investing in emerging markets was centred around the idea of convergence — that over time, relatively poor countries will grow their economies and the corporate base in those countries can take advantage of superior returns, said Nicholas Field, emerging markets strategist and fund manager at Schroders, when speaking at the […]

MSCI introducing Brazilian property index

MSCI Inc. is expanding its range of emerging markets tools by launching a new property index for Brazil. The new index aims to bring transparency and consistent measurement to the Brazilian property market, said an MSCI press release. “Private real asset investing has become increasingly mainstream around the world, particularly in emerging markets like Brazil […]

  • October 2, 2020 January 19, 2021
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Chinese government bonds are set to be included in the FTSE Russell world government bond index. The changes came off the back of the index provider’s latest country classification review, with the inclusion reflecting China’s ongoing progress toward market reforms and increased access for global investors, according to FTSE Russell. The inclusion is scheduled to […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 25, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 11:54
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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is opening a new office in Singapore to enhance its capabilities in Asia Pacific. As of the end of 2019, the plan had more than 30 employees in the region and about $15 billion invested there across public equity, private equity and infrastructure. “Expanding our presence in Asia is critical […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 22, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 07:18
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Greystar Real Estate Partners is joining the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Cyrela Brazil Realty in a joint venture that will develop, own and operate purpose-built multifamily rental housing in São Paulo, Brazil. The platform and partnership, first created by the CPPIB and Cyrela in November 2019, continues to target an investment of up […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 1, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 09:24
Majority of asset owners satisfied with portfolio performance in 2020 so far: survey

Coming out of the fastest market crash in history, asset owners are cautiously optimistic heading into a vastly changed investment landscape, according to a new survey by bfinance. Indeed, 82 per cent of surveyed asset owners, including pension funds, endowments and sovereign wealth funds, said they’re satisfied with how their portfolios have performed so far […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 26, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 09:30
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The vast majority of investors (82 per cent) are satisfied with how their portfolios performed in the first half of 2020, despite some weak results in strategies such as emerging market debt and smart beta, according to a new study of 368 investors with combined assets of approximately US$11 trillion. Following the quickest equity market […]

  • By: Les Marton
  • August 18, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 07:43