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The Joint Forum of Financial Market Regulators is establishing a committee to help implement its total cost reporting plan. The plan aims to increase investor and policy-holders’ awareness of the ongoing costs of owning investment funds and individual segregated fund contracts. The committee, which is comprised of joint forum members and industry representatives, will provide […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 15, 2023 December 15, 2023
  • 15:00
Caisse invests in sustainability, OMERS and Ontario Teachers’ sell stake in utility

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board are backing an acquisition in the agricultural industry. Bunge Ltd., an oilseed and grain trader that generated US$67.23 billion in revenue in 2022, will take over privately held rival Viterra Ltd. Under the terms of a definitive agreement, Viterra shareholders will receive […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 15, 2023 June 19, 2023
  • 12:30

The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System’s private equity arm is backing the series B investment round for a U.S. medical company specializing in surgical and cancer care. Carrum Health, a health-care platform for self-funded employers, secured US$45 million from investors during the funding round, with OMERS Growth Equity serving as the lead investor. The digital platform, which […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 1, 2023 May 31, 2023
  • 12:30

Three Canadian pension investment organizations are backing three government-backed infrastructure investment funds in India. The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board are among a group of investors backing the new infrastructure funds, which were announced by the Indian government in November. The three funds, which […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 22, 2022 December 21, 2022
  • 12:00

The Canadian Investment Funds Standards Committee is releasing the final framework it will use to identify investment funds that disclose adopting responsible investing strategies. “Given the rapidly developing nature of global [environmental, social and governance]-related and sustainable investing frameworks, the CIFSC’s intent is not to further complicate the global or Canadian landscape but, rather, to […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 7, 2022 July 6, 2022
  • 11:00

The Pension Investment Association of Canada is urging the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions to ensure its guidance on pension investment risk management is flexible enough to be appropriate for plans of all sizes. In an open letter, PIAC chair Sean Hewitt addressed 15 points posed by the OSFI to the pension investment sector related […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 17, 2022 May 17, 2022
  • 12:30

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is co-investing in a commercial high-rise building in downtown Vancouver. Ownership in the 15,000 square-metre building will be shared with a fellow investor, Toronto-based commercial real estate and asset management firm Starlight Investments. Following the purchase, the building will continue to be occupied by employees of the federal government, which […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 5, 2021 October 5, 2021
  • 10:10
ESG influencing company strategy, increasing oil market vulnerability: reports

The majority of climate-themed equity funds offer only marginal benefits compared to the broader market, according to a new report by the London-based think tank InfluenceMap. The report scored climate-themed and environmental, social and governance-themed investment funds on the basis of how well-aligned portfolios are with the environmental commitments made by governments, including the Canadian […]


Since the last financial crisis in 2008-09, the shadow banking sector in Canada has been growing at a rapid pace, which can pose challenges in the current coronavirus crisis, according to a report by DBRS Morningstar. Shadow banking refers to non-bank financial institutions that provide credit and related financial intermediation that aren’t prudentially regulated. A […]