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Canada’s largest public pension plans are more heavily invested in private equity than other global public pension plans, according to a new report by British think tank the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum. “What really distinguishes the Canadian model is this large exposure to private equity, which stands out from across the sample, . […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 14, 2021 December 16, 2021
  • 12:00
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The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System is the latest pension plan to commit to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across its total portfolio by 2050. In a press release, the OMERS said its path to net zero will be informed by the annual calculation and public disclosure of its total portfolio carbon footprint. The release also […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 29, 2021 November 29, 2021
  • 09:00

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is joining the growing list of asset owners committing to reaching net-zero alignment in their investment portfolios by 2050 through joining the Paris Aligned Investment Initiative. “We are committed to playing our part in the design of a new financial system that can secure a net-zero future for the world […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 11, 2021 November 11, 2021
  • 09:00

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing in a fund focused on supporting innovative technology companies. The New York-based White Star Capital, a multi-stage global technology investment platform, raised $360 million from investors during an investment round for its most recent flagship fund. The platform, which projected securing $300 million from investors, […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 1, 2021 November 1, 2021
  • 09:00
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Canadian pension funds are among the institutional investors participating in Climate Engagement Canada, a new initiative to promote a net-zero economy. The initiative, which is coordinated by several investor networks, is launching with 27 institutional investors that collectively manage more than $3 trillion in assets, according to a press release. The participating pension funds include […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 14, 2021 October 14, 2021
  • 09:00

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is naming Rossitsa Stoyanova as its next chief investment officer. The announcement comes just weeks before the organization’s current CIO Jean Michel, who announced plans to leave this spring, is scheduled to depart. Stoyanova will officially succeed Michel on Sept. 11, 2021. Stoyanova was previously a managing director and […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 12, 2021 August 12, 2021
  • 12:00

Three of Canada’s largest pension funds are investing in a new fund focused on the global transition to a net-zero economy. The Brookfield Global Transition Fund, founded by Brookfield Asset Management Inc., closed its funding after raising US$7 billion ($8.8 billion) with the help of the Investment Management Corp. of Ontario, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 28, 2021 July 28, 2021
  • 15:00
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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is one of two organizations investing a total US$940 million in Phoenix Tower International, a U.S.-based wireless communications infrastructure provider. The investment will fund the company’s expansion in Europe as well as further growth in new and existing markets. The other investor is AMP Capital, an Australia-based […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 21, 2021 May 20, 2021
  • 09:00
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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is among the investors committing more than $600 million to eStruxture Data Centers Inc., a data centre provider in Montreal. The investment will fund eStruxture’s acquisition of data centre provider Aptum Technologies and additional capital expansion projects in Canada, according to a press release. The other investors […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 3, 2021 May 3, 2021
  • 15:00

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario, which provides investment management services to broader public sector institutions in the province, is reporting a 5.4 per cent weighted average return for its clients’ funds (net of all fees) in 2020.  Returns ranged from 0.2 per cent to 7.1 per cent based on asset mix, risk tolerance and […]

  • April 20, 2021 April 20, 2021
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