Keyword: Global investing

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North American investors closer to falling in line with global counterparts on ESG: survey

North American institutional investors are catching up to other global regions in their interest in sustainable investing, according to a new survey by FTSE Russell. Nearly half (42 per cent) of North American asset owners surveyed before the coronavirus pandemic said they’re interested in sustainable investing, up from just 17 per cent in 2019. This remains a […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 6, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 09:45
Ontario Teachers’ buying stake in New Zealand pathology business

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and the New Zealand Superannuation Fund are each taking on a 50 per cent stake in New Zealand-based pathology business Asia Pacific Healthcare Group. Healthscope, a national private health-care provider in Australia, is selling the business in a deal valued at more than NZ$550 million, subject to customary approvals. Healthscope’s sale of the […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 4, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 15:00
Canadian DB plans see upsurge in second quarter: report

Canadian defined benefit pension plans experienced an upsurge in the second quarter of 2020, posting a median return of 9.6 per cent, according to RBC Investor and Treasury Services’ universe of DB pension plans. After the first quarter’s median return of negative 7.1 per cent, the rally marked the highest single quarter return in the […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 29, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 15:15
How have investment factors performed during the coronavirus stock market turmoil?

During 2020’s second quarter rebound, U.S. equities saw stronger performance than other developed markets like the U.K. and the rest of Europe. However, during the coronavirus pandemic so far, factors have moved largely in tandem in those geographies, according to Philip Lawlor, managing director and head of global investment research at FTSE Russell, during a webinar […]

CPPIB appointing new senior advisor for Europe

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing Guillaume Pepy as senior advisor for Europe. In the new role, which started July 1, he’ll engage with multiple European investment teams, providing council on the portfolio for the region. “Guillaume’s deep expertise, understanding and network across the private and public sectors in France brings great value to […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 13, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 15:00
Mawer shakes up equity strategies management team

Jim Hall is stepping down as co-manager of Mawer Investment Management Ltd.’s Canadian and global equity strategies to focus his full attention on his responsibilities as chair of the firm’s board of directors, effective Jan 1. 2021. Paul Moroz, who currently co-manages the global equity strategy alongside Hall, in addition to his role as chief […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 7, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 15:30
How are pension plans conducting due diligence amid physical distancing?

Before physical distancing, pension plan sponsors typically held in-person meetings and site visits when allocating to new investment managers. “I like to look people in the eye when they’re telling me what they’re going to do,” says Blair Richards, chief executive officer of the Halifax Port ILA/HEA Pension Plan. “It’s very old school and it’s […]

CPPIB investing in U.K. residential real estate

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is building on its partnership with Lendlease Corp. with a further £85 million 50/50 co-investment in the U.K. residential real estate sector. The investment will go toward the building of 123 new build-to-rent homes in south London’s Elephant Park neighbourhood. It marks the second investment the organizations made together this year, […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 26, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 15:15
Ontario Teachers’ appointing Karen Frank as senior managing director of equities

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is appointing Karen Frank as senior managing director of equities. Based in the pension fund’s London office, she’ll take on the new role in fall of 2020. “Equities is an integral part of Ontario Teachers’ asset mix, contributing significantly to our ability to deliver on the pension promise to our members,” said Ziad Hindo, […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 24, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 15:15
Caisse, CPPIB building on investment in engineering firm

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board are investing in WSP Global Inc., an engineering and design services firm, through a private placement of common shares. The Caisse is set to buy about $44 million of common shares in aggregate, while a subsidiary of the CPPIB is purchasing about […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 3, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 08:40