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The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is appointing Ralph Berg as its chief investment officer, effective April 1, 2023. “[Berg] is a proven investor and a seasoned executive,” said Blake Hutcheson, the pension fund’s president and chief executive officer, in a press release. “The board and I have the deepest confidence that he will continue […]

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  • February 1, 2023 February 1, 2023
  • 15:00
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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec received the highest mark in a report card grading the climate strategies of the 11 largest public pension investment organizations in Canada. The Caisse’s strategy, which received a B+ from Shift Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health, was praised for including provisions to divest its portfolio […]

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  • January 19, 2023 January 19, 2023
  • 12:30
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The world’s 42 largest public sector pension investment organizations saw their combined assets decline by nine per cent in the year ending June 30, 2022, according to a new report by data platform Global SWF. “The last time we saw a decline was 2015 but that was a small drop,” says Diego Lopez, founder and […]

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is providing an equity injection to help finance the acquisition of an automotive financing and insurance company. APCO Holdings, in which the pension fund holds a majority stake, is acquiring National Auto Care for an undisclosed sum. While a portion of the price tag was secured through third-party debt financing, APCO […]

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  • January 3, 2023 January 3, 2023
  • 13:45

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is acquiring a portfolio of vineyards in Australia. According to the terms of the deal reached with Casella Family Brands, the investment organization will take ownership of 35 properties covering 7,215 hectares, as well as associated water entitlements, crops and equipment. The properties are located in South Australia and New South […]

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  • December 1, 2022 December 2, 2022
  • 12:00

The real estate arm of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is appointing Julian Neave as the director of its London office. As the first director of the office, Neave will report to Jenny Hammarlund, managing director and head of Europe at Cadillac Fairview Corp. Ltd. Another new hire, Christopher Lankin, is joining the investment organization […]

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  • October 6, 2022 October 6, 2022
  • 12:30

The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is appointing Prabha Ram as managing director of global equities at its investment arm, OMERS Capital Markets. In the new role, Ram will oversee the management of the defined benefit pension plan’s core public equity portfolio and contribute to the development of its existing investment framework. She will report […]

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  • October 4, 2022 October 4, 2022
  • 12:29
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Six of the leading Canadian pension asset managers are sharing details of their energy transition strategies in a new report by the Investor Leadership Network. The report, which highlights the complexity of climate transition investing, received contributions from the Alberta Investment Management Corp., the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, the Canada Pension Plan […]

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  • September 27, 2022 September 28, 2022
  • 11:30

In response to the growing role of environmental, social and governance factors in the Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System’s investing strategy, its private equity arm, OMERS Private Equity, is appointing Helen Rattee as its first managing director of ESG and portfolio thematics. In the role, she’ll manage the organization’s ESG program in a manner that mitigates […]

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  • September 20, 2022 September 20, 2022
  • 12:30
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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and the Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System are selling their respective interests in a Chicago toll road. The investment organizations, which each hold 33.3 per cent stakes in the Skyway Concession Co., are selling their interests to Atlas Arteria Ltd., an Australian toll road investor. SCC manages, operates and […]

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  • September 15, 2022 September 15, 2022
  • 11:30