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Canada Pension Plan Investment Board generated returns of 6.8 per cent during its fiscal year, which ended on March 31, 2022. The institutional investor’s assets grew by $42 billion, rising from $497 billion to $539 billion. The $42 billion increase in net assets consisted of $34 billion in net income and $8 billion in net […]

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  • May 19, 2022 May 19, 2022
  • 12:30

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is providing US$150 million in financing to a U.S. fibre optic network company. Everstream Solutions operates a 43,000 kilometre fibre optic network and 63 data centres in the U.S. The capital, provided by the Caisse through its subsidiary CDPQ Revenu Fixe VIII Inc., will be used to increase […]

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  • May 10, 2022 May 10, 2022
  • 11:45

The overwhelming majority (92 per cent) of British institutional investors and wealth managers are planning to increase their allocations to renewable energy in order to diversify their portfolios, according to a survey by London-based asset manager Downing LLP. The survey, which polled 100 professional investors including pension plan sponsors, institutional investors and asset managers, found […]

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  • April 26, 2022 April 20, 2022
  • 09:00

How often does today’s news present stories about environmental issues? Climate change, pollution, overpopulation, deforestation, biodiversity degradation — the list is endless and these long-term shifts are far from new. We’re failing our environment and our people. Our world is changing. Food, fresh water, other natural resources and clean energy are all under strain. Unfortunately, […]

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System is selling its maritime infrastructure subsidiary. The deal with VINCI Concessions Canada Inc. will see the OMERS hand off BPC Maritime Corp., which the pension fund has held as a wholly owned subsidiary since 2003. While the exact terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, the BPC will retain its 65.1 […]

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  • April 19, 2022 April 19, 2022
  • 11:00

The majority of institutional investors intend to reduce their exposure to fixed income, according to a new survey by Aeon Investments. The survey, which polled European and North American pension plan sponsors and other institutional investors, found 78 per cent of respondents indicated they intend to decrease their allocations to traditional fixed income assets within […]

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  • March 29, 2022 March 29, 2022
  • 12:30

Assets under management by private infrastructure investors are forecast to reach a record $1.19 trillion in 2022, according to a new report by Boston Consulting Group and EDHECinfra. Interest in the asset class is being fuelled by significant increases in government infrastructure spending in China, the European Union and the U.S. A few areas are […]

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  • March 24, 2022 March 24, 2022
  • 13:16

After navigating the unpredictable markets of the past two decades, some defined benefit pension plan sponsors could be forgiven for wanting to seek out some certainty. But a new threat has emerged in the form of rapidly rising inflation and the possibility of rate increases after decades of persistent lows. The consumer price index increased […]

Plan Sponsor Week: HOOPP looking to LDI strategy 2.0 amid low interest rates

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan generated an 11.28 per cent return in 2021, led by its public and private equity portfolios. “It was a strong year — we had a return of 11.28 per cent and hit an all-time high for our assets,” says Jeff Wendling, the pension fund’s president and chief executive officer. […]


The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan investments returned 11.1 per cent in 2021, with its result driven by the strong performance of its private equity portfolio. The Ontario Teachers’ total fund exceeded its benchmark of 8.8 per cent, according to a press release announcing its annual results. Its private equity portfolio returned 29.9 per cent for […]

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  • March 14, 2022 March 15, 2022
  • 09:01