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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is signing a deal with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Inc. to buy a 50 per cent stake in a portfolio of 13 wind, solar and energy storage assets in the U.S. for US$849 million. The pension fund also committed to buying at least a 25 per cent interest in a $824-million convertible […]

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The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System is the latest pension plan to commit to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across its total portfolio by 2050. In a press release, the OMERS said its path to net zero will be informed by the annual calculation and public disclosure of its total portfolio carbon footprint. The release also […]

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  • November 29, 2021 November 29, 2021
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Canada’s $4 trillion pension sector could enjoy immense commercial benefits by aligning with the transition to net-zero emissions and helping to mobilize $140 billion of low carbon investments per year, according to a new report by Corporate Knights, the Natural Step Canada and the Smart Prosperity Institute. It found Canada’s 12 largest pension fund managers […]

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  • November 10, 2021 November 11, 2021
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A consortium of investment managers, including the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, are reaching an agreement to create a global communications organization. The shareholder group of Inmarsat, a British satellite telecommunications company — which also comprises private equity firm Warburg Pincus and funds advised by Apax Partners LLP — […]

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  • November 9, 2021 November 9, 2021
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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is putting its investment dollars and its Teachers’ Innovation Platform to use for a cryptocurrency exchange. During a funding round hosted on the Ontario Teachers’ TIP, FTX Trading Ltd. received just over $420 million from investors, driving up the company’s valuation to $25 billion. The Ontario Teachers’ were among 69 […]

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  • October 26, 2021 October 25, 2021
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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is entering into an agreement to buy a bank that offers reverse mortgage solutions. The acquisition of HomeQ Corp., the parent company of HomeEquity Bank, from Birch Hill Equity Partners Management Inc. and other minority shareholders, is subject to regulatory approvals, which are expected to take place in the first […]

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  • September 22, 2021 September 22, 2021
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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is setting new targets to accompany its plan to tackle climate change and curb greenhouse gas emissions tied to its multi-billion dollar portfolio. The pension fund said it aims to slash the carbon emissions intensity of its investments by 45 per cent by 2025 and by two-thirds by 2030, compared to its […]

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is taking majority stake in a Florida-based therapy provider for children with autism spectrum disorders. The exact terms of the deal with Acorn Health, which specializes in providing applied behavioural analysis therapy, weren’t disclosed. However, a significant minority stake will remain in the hands of several senior managers at the […]

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  • August 31, 2021 August 31, 2021
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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan returned 3.8 per cent in the first half of 2021, a significant improvement on its negative 0.4 per cent return in the first half of 2020. According to its mid-year report, the Ontario Teachers’ net assets grew to $227.7, up $8.6 billion from the beginning of the year. This is […]

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  • August 24, 2021 August 24, 2021
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From the rise of cryptocurrency DogeCoin and non-fungible tokens to Reddit members beating hedge fund managers at their own game, 2021 has been an eventful year in the world of retail investing. And while institutional investors might not be betting big on Gamestop Corp. or Elon Musk’s latest cryptocurrency tweet, some have inched closer to […]