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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 real estate arm of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is appointing Julian Neave as the director of its London office. As the first director of the office, Neave will report to Jenny Hammarlund, managing director and head of Europe at Cadillac Fairview Corp. Ltd. Another new hire, Christopher Lankin, is joining the investment organization […]

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  • October 6, 2022 October 6, 2022
  • 12:30
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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is entering a strategic partnership to develop affordable housing in France. The investment organization’s real estate arm, Ivanhoé Cambridge, has signed a partnership agreement with CDC Habitat, a subsidiary of the French sovereign investment fund Caisse des dépôts et consignations. The partnership will develop houses in France’s […]

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  • September 27, 2022 September 27, 2022
  • 12:30

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is acquiring a stake in a financial management company. The Universal Investment Group Llc, which operates several offices throughout Europe, has about €760 billion in assets under administration. Its administration, structuring and distribution solutions services are used by 470 institutional investors. It also offers advisory services related to securities, […]

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  • September 13, 2022 September 13, 2022
  • 11:30

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is entering a non-binding agreement with a Canadian company seeking to develop copper mines in Saskatchewan. In a deal reached with Foran Mining Corp., the pension fund will invest $200 million in the company’s McIlvenna Bay project. Following the announcement of the agreement, Foran’s stock rose 15.4 per cent. Read: […]

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  • August 9, 2022 August 9, 2022
  • 12:00
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The real estate arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is entering a strategic partnership with a Quebec City real estate firm to redevelop a major retail asset it’s held since 2000. Ivanhoé Cambridge and Douville, Moffet et Associés Inc. will collaborate on a project to redevelop Laurier Québec, a 10-hectare shopping […]

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  • July 28, 2022 July 28, 2022
  • 09:35

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is part of a joint venture acquiring a portfolio of U.K.-based residential apartment assets under construction. In a deal reached with Angelo, Gordon and Co., the joint venture, which also includes Ridgeback Capital Management, will secure five under-construction apartment complex properties. The portfolio includes properties in Birmingham, Cardiff and Sheffield, […]

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  • July 19, 2022 July 19, 2022
  • 12:30

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is investing in a life sciences campus in the U.K. Capital Park Cambridge is a 17-hectare campus with about 2,500 square metres of workspace. It provides laboratories to 12 organizations, including the National Health Service. The facility is also located near a number of other science research facilities with […]

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  • June 16, 2022 June 16, 2022
  • 13:15
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The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is planning to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of its $20 billion real estate portfolio. According to a new report on the pension fund’s website, the HOOPP is committing to reducing its real estate portfolio’s greenhouse gas emissions entirely by 2050 for assets under its control. To do this, […]

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  • June 7, 2022 June 7, 2022
  • 12:30

Cadillac Fairview is adopting a series of sustainable investing goals to help its portfolio achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The real estate arm of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan announced it would achieve net-zero emissions in its $35-billion portfolio before 2050 in stages. During the first stage, it aims to reduce its portfolio’s carbon emissions […]

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  • May 24, 2022 May 24, 2022
  • 12:30