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The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is appointing Suzanne Akers as its chief risk and chief compliance officer. In the dual role, Akers will assume responsibility for leading the AIMCo’s investment risk management and analytics functions, ensuring the pursuit of each client’s investment objectives is aligned to its risk appetite, according to a press release. She’ll […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 24, 2022 March 24, 2022
  • 10:00
CPPIB paper highlights four post-coronavirus habits to impact investment portfolios

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is increasing its exposure to private equity, with plans to increase its exposure to the asset class to more than $6 billion by 2026. This year, the investment organization made about $2.3 billion in private equity transactions after starting the year with $2.7 billion in private equity assets — or […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 28, 2021 December 22, 2021
  • 09:00

A high-profile fraud case and a devastating oil spill directly inspired Maria Elena Drew to focus on environmental, social and governance factors in her investment career. During her session at the Canadian Investment Review’s 2021 Investment Innovation Conference, the director of research in responsible investing at T. Rowe Price said she began her ESG journey […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • December 21, 2021 December 17, 2021
  • 07:56

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing US$300 million in a British alternative energy company. According to the terms of the strategic partnership agreement, the CPPIB’s initial capital contribution will be used to fund the expansion of the Octopus Energy Group’s Kraken platform, a licensed software used to grow the company’s retail strength and […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 14, 2021 December 13, 2021
  • 09:00

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is making two senior appointments. The organization is appointing Maximilian Biagosch as its senior managing director, Europe regional head and head of direct private equity and Agus Tandiono as its senior managing director, regional head and head of fundamental equities Asia. The promotions comes as part of a strategy […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 7, 2021 December 8, 2021
  • 12:30

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing Deborah Orida as its first chief sustainability officer. In the role, Orida will lead the CPPIB’s efforts to address climate change. She’s mandated to maintain a global, cross-enterprise approach to sustainability. In a press release announcing her appointment, John Graham, the CPPIB’s president and chief executive officer, […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 28, 2021 October 28, 2021
  • 09:00

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is taking a majority share in a California-based digital platform development company. The Caisse secured the shares in Wizeline Inc. through a transaction with the British private equity fund Apax Partners LLP. Wizeline, which was founded in 2014 as a cloud product development company, is also known […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 2, 2021 September 8, 2021
  • 09:21

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has doubled down on its Korea Income Joint Venture with asset manager ESR Cayman Ltd., as the pair collectively boosted their investment by US$500 million, bringing the total equity allocation to US$1 billion. According to a news release, the CPPIB contributed the bulk of the new capital to the […]

What a difference a year makes. At this time in 2019, initial reports of a novel virus to be called COVID-19 were just beginning to come out of China, and the pandemic was still months from becoming front-page news around the world. Investors were busy instead planning for another regular year in 2020, setting return […]


The Public Sector Pension Investment Board’s special coronavirus emergency relief initiative has raised over $700,000 for various charities. Donations went to supporting four organizations actively involved in coronavirus relief efforts, namely HealthPartners, United Way/Centraide Canada,  the International Committee of the Red Cross and the  Community Foundations of Canada. Through the initiative, which ran from May 12 […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 7, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 09:49