Keyword: Emerging markets

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Technology, consumers driving emerging market equities

In the past, Canadian investors may have seen emerging market indices as too heavy on materials and energy companies, which are also well-represented in North American indices and would over-expose them to those sectors. But in fact, technology and consumer themes are playing an increasing role in emerging markets, says Nicole Vettise, senior vice-president and institutional […]

Several factors are pointing to a possible rebound in emerging market stocks this year. Stocks in China and other developing economies notched solid gains in 2019, but lagged the blockbuster market returns delivered by publicly traded companies in the U.S. and other developed economies. The U.S.-China trade war and signs of slowing global economic growth […]

Canadian DB pensions boost solvency levels in Q4 2019: reports

Canada’s defined benefit pension plans increased their solvency levels in 2019 and have equity markets to thank, according to Mercer. The Mercer pension health index, which represents the solvency of a hypothetical plan, increased to 112 per cent in the final quarter of the year, up from 105 per cent at the end of the […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 3, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 10:00

MSCI Inc. is awarding emerging market status to the MSCI Kuwait Indexes as the country’s equity market now meets the required criteria for reclassification. The reclassification will be part of the MSCI’s May 2020 semi-annual review. In late October, the Kuwait Capital Market Authority resolved to amend certain provisions of the executive bylaws and rules […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 20, 2019 December 13, 2020
  • 06:47
CPPIB investing in Indian distressed assets platform

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is committing US$225 million to the India Resurgence Fund platform, through its wholly owned subsidiary CPPIB Credit Investments Inc. The IndiaRF is a distressed-assets buyout platform, jointly sponsored by Piramal Enterprises Ltd. and Bain Capital Credit. It seeks to buy distressed assets by purchasing existing debt and equity securities, either through bankruptcy courts, directly from […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 18, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 15:00
OMERS Ventures hires former Uber executive as London managing partner

OMERS Ventures, the venture capital investing arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, has hired former Uber Technologies Inc. executive Jambu Palaniappan to join its London office as a managing partner. Palaniappan joined Uber in 2012 and led its expansion into the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions before being named the general manager […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 12, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 08:45
Will Canadian capital markets disappoint investors in 2020?

While a recession may not be likely, institutional investors can expect dampened performance in many capital markets heading into 2020, according to Bill Yun, executive vice-president at Franklin Templeton’s multi-asset solutions business, at an event in Toronto on Tuesday. Forward-looking expectations for capital markets from Canadian government bonds to emerging market equities are all in […]

Caisse taking stake in fighter pilot training company, CPPIB in Latin American fitness chain

Alongside other investors, the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing in Top Aces Inc., an airborne training services provider. The Quebec-based company, which was founded in 2000 by a group of former fighter pilots, provides training to air forces around the world, aiming to enhance the operational readiness of combat forces. “Top Aces is a […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 27, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 15:00
Pension Podcast: Institutional investors urged to consider bottom-up approach to India

With India attracting the attention of Canadian pension plans, what opportunities and risks exist in the country? Across all asset classes, 2018 saw US$47 billion in foreign investment transactions into India, according to Sanjeev Krishan, deals and private equity expert at PwC India, during the Canadian Investment Review’s podcast “Pension Passport.” And this year could very well surpass that number, he […]

In its November, semi-annual index review, MSCI Inc., implemented the third increase in a series of planned increases to China A shares within its emerging markets indexes. Within its China index specifically, MSCI will be adding 204 new constituents, mostly mid-cap companies. The inclusion factor of the existing shares will also be increased. China A […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 12, 2019 February 23, 2021
  • 08:56