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The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is increasing its Australian agriculture portfolio with the acquisition of a cattle management company. The transaction will see the AIMCo and its local investment partner New Agriculture take over the Kimberley Cattle Portfolio, which includes Yougawalla Pastoral Co. and Argyle Cattle Co. Details of the transaction haven’t been disclosed. “We […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 5, 2023 December 5, 2023
  • 09:30

The Ontario government’s new investment organization could incentivize institutional investors to take a closer look at infrastructure opportunities in the province, says Iftikhar Ahmed, a wealth solutions partner at Aon. “We work with a large number of pension plans and other institutional investors who would be keen to participate in infrastructure development in the province.” […]

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Vestcor Inc. reduced the carbon exposure to several of its portfolios throughout 2022, according to its annual responsible investing report. The New Brunswick-based investment organization reported its Canadian, global and emerging markets portfolios all saw declines in carbon exposure by nine per cent, 13 per cent and nine per cent, respectively. The portfolios also retained […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 9, 2023 November 9, 2023
  • 11:00

In volatile market environments, adding real assets to defined contribution pension plan portfolios has the ability to provide diversification benefits and give members a “much smoother ride” to retirement, according to Andrew Knox, managing director of the Franklin global real asset fund at Franklin Templeton Investments. Speaking during Benefits Canada’s 2023 DC Investment Forum in […]

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec’s infrastructure arm is making key appointments on its management team, effective Sept. 5. CDPQ Infra, which acts as a principal contractor for major public infrastructure projects, is appointing Daniel Farina as the organization’s managing director; Sophie Lussier as executive vice-president and head of corporate services, organization performance and […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 29, 2023 August 28, 2023
  • 10:00

As countries seek to reach net-zero carbon emissions targets by 2050, demand for buildings to be retrofit to improve energy efficiency will more than double, according to a new report from the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan that highlights several aspects of its sustainable investment strategy. “The good news is that the expertise and technology required […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 20, 2023 April 20, 2023
  • 12:30

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec generated average returns of negative 5.6 per cent in 2022. “The year 2022 provided an environment filled with several challenges, with spiking inflation, historic interest rate hikes by central banks and rising geopolitical tensions,” said Charles Emond, the Caisse’s president and chief executive officer, during a press briefing […]

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is selling its 97.33 per cent ownership stake in a Spanish renewable energy company. Eolia Renovables de Inversiones is an independent power producer that develops, constructs and operates wind farms and solar photovoltaic plants. The company manages a 899 megawatt portfolio of renewable energy assets, as well as a renewable […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 15, 2021 November 15, 2021
  • 09:00

As allocations to alternative assets grow, private equity is the most popular, trailed closely by real estate according to data from Preqin for the first half of 2019. Currently 65 per cent of institutional investors hold private equity, 63 per cent own real estate and 51 per cent have hedge funds. Somewhat less popular are […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 9, 2019 January 10, 2021
  • 08:05

The question is - will pension funds do the same?

  • July 17, 2018 January 13, 2021
  • 13:25