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The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is appointing Oliver Duff as senior vice-president of global head of credit investments. Duff joined PSP Investments in 2016 and was previously the organization’s managing director of private debt. Prior to joining the PSP, he was the global head of leveraged finance and European head of capital financing at HSBC Bank. The […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 12, 2023 January 26, 2023
  • 09:00

BMO Financial Group expects North American economies will go through a shallow recession in 2023, according to Douglas Porter, the bank’s chief economist and managing director, during a session at the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2022 Defined Benefit Investment Forum. “I would give it a 25 per cent chance that central banks can still negotiate this without one. […]

The market value of assets held by Canadian trusteed pension funds increased 4.2 per cent to $2.27 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2021, up from $2.18 trillion in the previous quarter, according to new data from Statistics Canada. Within trusteed plans, public sector assets grew five per cent to $1.78 trillion, accounting for 78 per cent […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 21, 2022 June 21, 2022
  • 09:00

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is promoting Priti Singh to senior managing director and global head of capital markets and factor investing, effective May 2, 2022. In the new role, Singh will be responsible for leading the external portfolio management, active macro and quantitative strategies and risk premia groups. She takes over from Poul Winslow, […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 18, 2022 April 18, 2022
  • 15:00

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is selling Aurora Plastics, an Ohio-based plastics manufacturer, alongside its co-owner, Chicago-based private equity firm Wild Point Partners. The pension fund purchased its stake in the firm, which produces custom rigid polyvinyl chloride powders, pellets, foams and alloys for small-and medium-sized manufacturers, in 2016. At the time, it had facilities in […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 12, 2021 August 12, 2021
  • 12:36
IMF head says global economy facing long climb to recovery

The head of the International Monetary Fund says that the global economy has started on a long climb to stronger growth with prospects looking a little better than four months ago. IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said Tuesday that global economic activity suffered an unprecedented fall in the spring when 85 per cent of the […]

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has released its annual report, highlighting the results previously announced on Feb. 20, including a return of 10.4 per cent for 2019 and a growth in net assets of $30.6 billion for the year. “2019 was a good year for investors – markets experienced one of their […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 3, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 10:07

While institutional investors generally take for granted the overall global system in which they operate, these days they simply don’t have that luxury, said Jonathan Hausman, managing director and head of global strategic relationships at the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, at an event hosted in Toronto on Wednesday by the Global Risk Institute. “I’d like […]

Taleb: The Hunt for “Antifragile” Investments

Some investments thrive on shocks says Black Swan author.