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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

The announcement Benefits Canada‘s 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards’ finalists was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Which employers are finalists in the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards? 2. Class action suit against Indian solar business backed by Caisse, OMERS seeking lead plaintiff 3. OMERS appointing […]

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  • September 9, 2022 September 9, 2022
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The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System has until the end of October to decide if it will serve as the lead plaintiff in a class action suit brought against an Indian solar energy sector business. The lawsuit, which charges Azure Power Global Ltd. and several of its current and former executives with violations of the […]

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  • September 6, 2022 September 6, 2022
  • 12:30

The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is appointing Irini Kalamakis as senior managing director and global head of strategic partnerships. In the new role, Kalamakis will join OMERS Infrastructure’s global management committee and report to Annesley Wallace, global head of infrastructure, according to a press release, which also noted she’ll be responsible for expanding the […]

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  • September 6, 2022 September 6, 2022
  • 12:00

An analysis of submissions made to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reveals a sharp divide between the opinions of institutional investors and corporate executives when it comes to a proposal to standardize corporate climate disclosures. “Comments from different parties did not always fall along corporates versus investors, though some did,” wrote Subodh Mishra, global […]

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  • September 1, 2022 September 1, 2022
  • 12:30

The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is reporting a net investment return of negative 0.4 per cent — or a loss of $500 million — for the first half of 2022. During the period, the OMERS earned a net investment return of six per cent — or a gain of $6.7 billion — after reporting […]

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  • August 22, 2022 August 21, 2022
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The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is investing in an Arizona-based solar energy business. In a deal reached with Clairvest Group Inc., the institutional investor secured a minority stake in NovaSource Power Services, which provides solar panel servicing for industrial and residential customers and manages 20 gigawatts of solar assets. Following the transaction, Clairvest will […]

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  • August 16, 2022 August 16, 2022
  • 12:32
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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is leading a funding round for a customer engagement software provider. During a US$105 million investment round for CleverTap, a California-based company providing a subscription-based online marketing platform to 1,200 digital consumer brands, the investment organization provided US$75 million. According to a press release, the funds will […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 11, 2022 August 10, 2022
  • 12:00