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In 2022, normal was supposed to make a comeback — it didn’t. Just as supply chains began to stabilize, war broke out in Europe, China invaded Taiwan’s waters, inflation skyrocketed and central banks began hiking interest rates. While investments in renewable energy infrastructure reached new highs, economies that had been moving away from fossil fuels […]

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  • October 6, 2022 September 30, 2022
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As institutional investors increasingly turn to private markets in their investment strategies, a holistic approach is required to understand the opportunity set and optimize exposure, said Darren Spencer, director and client portfolio manager of alternative investments at Russell Investments, during a session at the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2022 Risk Management Conference. Over the last 20 […]

While institutional investors are no strangers to established markets such as Europe and the U.S., the world’s emerging and frontier markets can provide diversification and opportunities for lucrative returns. Not surprisingly, events such as the coronavirus pandemic and a shifting geopolitical landscape are influencing these decisions in 2022 and beyond. In recent months, Russia’s invasion […]

Groups of people spending decades wandering through deserts may need at least 10 rules to survive, but in the rough-and-tumble world of alternative investing, you only need five. For small to mid-sized institutional investors, building a diversified and high-performing private market program requires the team to follow five basic tenets, said Tarik Serri, senior director […]

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A high-inflation environment is pushing Canadian pension plan sponsors toward alternative sources of fixed income, according to a white paper released by Coalition Greenwich. The white paper, which was commissioned by Toronto-based AGF Investments, is based on telephone interviews with 31 Canadian corporate and public sector pension plan sponsors and endowment fund managers. It found […]

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  • May 26, 2022 May 26, 2022
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The Nova Scotia Pension Services Corp. is acquiring an industrial property for a Quebec electric vehicle design company. The 8.42 hectare facility, located in Chicago, will be redesigned in order to serve as a new production facility for Lion Electric Co. The Montreal-based electric vehicle designer and manufacturer, which produces electric vehicles for mass transit systems, is […]

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  • March 1, 2022 February 28, 2022
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The large majority of institutional investors believe structured credit serves as an attractive alternative to fixed income, according to a new survey by Aeon Investments. The survey, which polled 100 institutional investors in Europe, the U.S. and the U.K., found 87 per cent of pension funds and other institutional investors believe that, in addition to […]

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  • February 3, 2022 February 3, 2022
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More than 100 global institutional investors and asset managers are committing to a project that seeks to standardize environmental, social and governance metrics to provide a mechanism for comparative reporting in the private equity industry. The ESG Data Convergence Project, which was launched in September 2021, now includes commitments from the British Columbia Investment Management […]

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  • February 3, 2022 February 2, 2022
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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is co-financing $100 million in credit for a remote area monitoring company. The Caisse is joining fellow investors, including the Business Development Bank of Canada and Export Development Canada, to provide credit for quasi-equity, subordinated debt and revolving credit for Vosker. The majority of the funding will […]

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  • December 20, 2021 December 20, 2021
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Central bankers in developed economies are downplaying the risk of long-term inflation rises, according to a new paper by the Fraser Institute. “Absent a sharp reversal of central bank programs of quantitative easing, forecasts that inflation will return to the two per cent target rate of central banks by mid-2022 at the latest are likely […]

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  • December 9, 2021 December 9, 2021
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