Keyword: Global investing

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IMCO closes three private equity fund commitments at $1BN

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario has closed three private equity fund commitments totalling $1 billion. The three funds are: Kohlberg Investors IX, which aims to make control investments in North American middle-market companies in the business services, consumer, industrial manufacturing, health care and financial services sectors: Nordic Capital X, which aims to make control investments […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 29, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 08:45
U.S. markets betting on Biden, investors preparing for energy sector impacts

Despite the chance for a surprise Donald Trump victory in November’s U.S. presidential election, the country’s markets are locking in pricing on the assumption of a Joe Biden win, according to a webinar hosted by Franklin Templeton Investments Corp. on Tuesday. For Canadian institutional investors, the biggest impact of a Biden administration could eventually be felt […]

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is committing US$300 million to take an approximate 24 per cent stake in Virtusa Corp., a global digital and information technology services company. The proposed acquisition, alongside Baring Private Equity Asia, follows the announcement earlier this month that Virtusa and BPEA entered into a merger agreement under which funds affiliated with BPEA will acquire […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 30, 2020 November 16, 2020
  • 15:15

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

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is acquiring a minority interest in Colisée Group, a Paris-based nursing home company. The investment, alongside an infrastructure fund formed by global investor EQT, will allow Colisée to explore growth opportunities in new markets, while consolidating its current service offerings, according to a press release. The company currently operates […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 24, 2020 November 17, 2020
  • 15:00

The world’s 300 largest pension funds saw their assets under management increase in value by eight per cent in 2019, to a total value of US$19.5 trillion, according to new research by Willis Towers Watson’s Thinking Ahead Institute. This is compared to a 0.4 per cent decline in the value of assets in 2018. “Overall, […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 14, 2020 November 17, 2020
  • 08:45
CPPIB appoints first chief investment officer

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing Edwin Cass as its first-ever chief investment officer. In the new role, he’ll be responsible for total fund management, including capital allocation between investment programs, long-term investment department signals, medium- and near-term portfolio guidance and balance sheet management. “Our investment governance structure has served CPP Investments well […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 9, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 15:30

Close to half of global institutional investors are planning to increase their allocations to alternatives amid coronavirus-related volatility, according to a new survey by CoreData Research Ltd. The survey, which polled more than 450 investors, found 26 per cent of respondents’ portfolios are made up of alternative assets, up slightly from 24 per cent in 2019. […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 4, 2020 November 17, 2020
  • 08:45

Defined contribution plan members are contending with volatile equity markets, ultra-low interest rates and the threat of inflation as the country’s economy begins its tentative recovery. In the first half of 2020, equities took an almost round trip, dropping significantly in the first quarter and recovering to the point that most markets are in neutral or positive […]

US equities have dominated their global peers over the past decade. As of 30 June, the S&P 500 had returned 14.5 per cent per annum since hitting bottom during the global financial crisis in March 2009 compared to only 7.6 per cent for the MSCI All-Country World ex-USA Index. The outperformance of US shares isn’t […]