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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is selling its stake in a U.K. wireless utilities provider. Through the deal reached with Digital 9 Infrastructure, an investment fund from Triple Point Investment Management, the investment organization will receive $585 million for its stake in the Arqiva Group Ltd. The transaction, which is subject to customary conditions […]

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  • June 28, 2022 June 28, 2022
  • 12:00

At the Alberta Investment Management Corp., diversity, equity and inclusion has catapulted up the priority list when it comes to investment strategy. While DEI has long played a role in the decisions of the AIMCo and other institutional investors, says Alison Schneider, the organization’s vice-president of responsible investing, she credits the coronavirus pandemic for catalyzing […]

References to the United Nations’ sustainable development goals in corporate reports may be used to deceive the general public and would-be impact investors, according a scholarly review published in Nature. “This impact [of the SDGs] has been largely discursive, affecting the way actors understand and communicate about sustainable development,” wrote the authors, a group of […]

There are a lot of reasons to believe financial markets will be very different in the next 10 to 20 years than what pension funds have been used to, according to Aaron Bennett, chief investment officer of the University Pension Plan, during a session at the Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute forum in Montreal last […]

The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is acquiring an Australian developer owner and operator of telecommunications towers. Following the acquisition, the OMERS will consolidate the Stilmark Group with another telecommunications tower business it bought from TPG Telecom Ltd. in May. The assets will be managed by OMERS Infrastructure, which also manages a number of Australian assets, […]

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  • June 23, 2022 June 22, 2022
  • 11:00

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is allocating US$1 billion to two global credit managers. The majority of the capital, US$550 million, will be invested in Loomis, Sayles & Co., while another US$450 million will be invested in Beach Point Capital Management Ltd. The move is part of a strategy to increase the IMCO’s allocations […]

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  • June 21, 2022 June 21, 2022
  • 11:00

As mask mandates lift and life gets back to normal, defined benefit plan sponsors and institutional asset managers are looking forward to re-engaging with each other in person. During the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, institutional asset managers and defined benefit plan sponsors — like everyone else — stayed connected virtually, but the vast […]

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

The University Pension Plan is appointing Kathy Johnson as chief engagement and strategy officer and Andrew Naples as senior director of engagement. Johnson will lead the teams responsible for the UPP’s strategic planning, outreach and relationship-building programs with the university sector. She previously served as executive director of the University of Toronto’s faculty association and […]

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  • June 16, 2022 June 15, 2022
  • 09:00

A coalition of global pension funds with combined assets of more than $1.25 trillion is launching an initiative to push back against the rise of dual-class shares. The Investor Coalition for Equal Votes aims to advocate proportionate shareholder voting and the prevention of dual-class share structures without strict mandatory time-based sunset clauses. Its members are concerned […]

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  • June 14, 2022 June 14, 2022
  • 11:55