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The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is jointly sponsoring the launch of a company managing timberland assets located in the southeastern U.S. Together with the BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group, the BCI will launch Caddo Sustainable Timberlands, which will manage 312,500 hectares of forests located in Texas and Louisiana. With the timberlands certified by the […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 17, 2022 February 16, 2022
  • 11:00

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board are part of a consortium acquiring an Australian infrastructure investment fund. The consortium, which also includes KKR, paid A$5.2 billion ($4.6 billion) to acquire all outstanding equities in Spark Infrastructure. The deal has been approved by Australian regulatory authorities. Spark’s assets provide electricity […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 27, 2022 January 27, 2022
  • 13:00
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The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is reporting a net return of 18.4 per cent in fiscal 2021. As of March 31, 2021, the PSP had $204.5 billion in net assets under management, up 20.4 per cent from $169.8 billion at the end of the previous fiscal year. The PSP also reported a 10-year annualized […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 22, 2021 June 21, 2021
  • 09:00

Institutional investors, regulators and financial standard organizations are calling on Canadian corporations to adopt transparent climate-risk reporting, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. The report noted corporate directors have the legal and fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of their companies in developing strategies to address climate-related financial risks […]

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  • February 5, 2021 March 26, 2021
  • 09:54

A new economic report says the next decade in Canada will increasingly be shaped by the twin forces of climate change and demographic disruption from an aging population. “By 2030, Canada’s economy could look significantly different,” says the RBC report released Monday, dubbed Navigating the 2020s. “A country whose economic identity has long been bound […]

2019 Top 40 Money Managers Report: How plan sponsors are hedging portfolio exposure in their own sectors

Canada’s economy is famously reliant on its rich natural resources, with a heaping helping of financial service providers thrown in for good measure. But when oil companies, mining outfits or Canadian banks are deciding how to invest the capital in their pension funds, does it make sense to steer clear of exposures that directly correlate […]

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When investing in Brazil, what considerations should institutional investors keep in mind? And how can the market fit into a pension portfolio? One issue to watch is pension reform, said Heather Hagerty, a research analyst at Fidelity Investments, during the Canadian Investment Review’s podcast “Pension Passport.” “Brazil is one of only a small number of […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 29, 2019 January 9, 2021
  • 08:39

As allocations to alternative assets grow, private equity is the most popular, trailed closely by real estate according to data from Preqin for the first half of 2019. Currently 65 per cent of institutional investors hold private equity, 63 per cent own real estate and 51 per cent have hedge funds. Somewhat less popular are […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 9, 2019 January 10, 2021
  • 08:05
Teachers’ Boosts Exposure to Natural Resources

Partnership with Glencore will focus on base metals streams and royalties.

Investing in Resource Optimization

Opportunities and risks in a changing environment

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  • May 5, 2016 September 13, 2019
  • 10:49