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Nearly two-thirds of institutional investors say they’re planning to increase their allocations to real assets over the next two years, amid a backdrop of inflation and sustainability challenges, according to a survey by Aviva Investors. The survey, which polled 500 institutional investors from around the world, found nearly half (47 per cent) said they have […]

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  • January 26, 2023 January 26, 2023
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The Canadian Institute of Actuaries is urging the federal government to reconsider its cessation of real return bond issuances, citing the potential financial impacts to defined benefit pension plans. “We request not only that the decision to cease issuing real return bonds be reconsidered, but also that the annual issuance of real return bonds be […]

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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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During history’s turning points, fortune favours the innovators. As the world moves beyond the coronavirus pandemic and the global workforce entrenches the improved labour conditions it created, the need for businesses to welcome new ideas is at an apex. At the 2022 Investment Innovation Conference at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Ariz. on Nov. […]

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 […]

The market value of assets held by Canadian trusteed pension funds decreased 5.4 per cent to $2.1 trillion in the second quarter of 2022, down from $2.21 trillion in the previous quarter, according to new data from Statistics Canada. Trusteed pension funds posted a net loss of $3.4 billion in the second quarter, compared with […]

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  • December 20, 2022 December 19, 2022
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The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is appointing Marlene Puffer as chief investment officer, effective Jan. 30, 2023. In the role, she’ll serve as head of both public and private investments, including responsibilities for economics and fund strategy, fixed income, infrastructure, public and private equity, private debt and loan, private mortgages and real estate. Read: AIMCo […]

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  • December 14, 2022 December 14, 2022
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Caisse investing in Taiwan wind farm, CPPIB in Indonesian logistics venture

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is investing in a Norwegian offshore wind service company. The investment organization and asset management firm Sandbrook Capital Management are injecting US$250 million into Havfram. The funding will be used to cover a portion of the costs of building a fleet of vessels capable of installing 300 metre wind […]

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  • December 13, 2022 December 13, 2022
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More than two-fifths (44 per cent) of North American institutional investors say they’re likely to increase allocations to alternative investments, citing high inflation (89 per cent) and expectations of lower returns (86 per cent), according to a new survey by Cerulli Associates. The survey’s respondents said they plan to increase allocations to infrastructure (28 per […]

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  • December 13, 2022 December 13, 2022
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The possibility of a global economic slowdown is of greater concern to global institutional investors than rising inflation, according to a new survey from the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum. The survey, which polled investors at public pension plans and sovereign wealth funds with combined assets of about US$27 trillion, were asked to rank the […]

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  • December 8, 2022 December 7, 2022
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