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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing US$205 million as an anchor investor in IndoSpace’s new real estate fund in India. The investment marks the first close for IndoSpace Logistics Parks IV, the real estate company’s fourth development vehicle, which is targeting US$600 million of total equity commitments. In 2017, the CPPIB and Indospace […]

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  • February 2, 2023 February 2, 2023
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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is partnering with an asset manager to provide a credit facility to an electric vehicle subscription service. Through its partnership with Pollen Street, an alternative asset management firm, the investment organization has established a $153-million line of credit for Onto, a U.K.-based company that provides its subscribers […]

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  • January 26, 2023 January 26, 2023
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The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is acquiring a battery storage provider. The investment organization will acquire Eku Energy from Macquarie Asset Management. The company designs electrical storage systems and operates a portfolio of these in projects in Australia, Europe and Japan. In the release, Lincoln Webb, executive vice-president and global head of infrastructure and […]

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  • January 17, 2023 January 19, 2023
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Institutional investors should be adopting innovative thematic approaches to derive more value from private markets, according to Nelson Lam, senior vice-president of equity and alternative investments at Trans-Canada Capital Inc., during a session at the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2022 Investment Innovation Conference. “Why private markets? There’s at least 10-times as many private companies as public […]

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The world’s 42 largest public sector pension investment organizations saw their combined assets decline by nine per cent in the year ending June 30, 2022, according to a new report by data platform Global SWF. “The last time we saw a decline was 2015 but that was a small drop,” says Diego Lopez, founder and […]

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is joining a funding round for an energy network service provider. The investment organization is investing about US$200 million in Redaptive Inc., a company that installs energy-saving and energy-generating equipment at client businesses. The company funds the upfront costs of its installations to help customers to overcome financial and […]

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  • December 20, 2022 December 20, 2022
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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is appointing Martin Longchamps as executive vice-president and head of private equity, effective Nov. 14, 2022. Based in the Caisse’s Montreal office, Longchamps will be responsible for the investment organization’s international private equity portfolio, which includes investments in various sectors around the world. Before joining the Caisse, […]

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  • October 27, 2022 October 26, 2022
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When Saskatchewan’s Public Employees Pension Plan decided to make investments in alternative assets, it took a defined benefit approach to its defined contribution pension plan, giving its members access to private equity and infrastructure while still offering daily liquidity. The strategy was fitting, given the PEPP’s companion DB plan, the Municipal Employees Pension Plan, had […]

The Adirondack 46ers isn’t for the faint of heart — joining the club requires hiking 250 kilometres to reach the top of the 46 highest peaks in New York state. “What did it take? Perseverance, training and an ability to remain focused on an objective that is far away,” says François Quinty, director of investment […]

Renewable energy assets can offer a lot to institutional investors’ portfolios, serving to lower risk opportunities over the long term compared to traditional energy assets while providing similar returns, said Saad Qais, head of U.S. asset management at Greencoat Capital, during a session at the Canadian Investment Review’s 2022 Risk Management Conference. This is true […]