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Top 2020 Money Managers Report: Pension funds playing defence amid coronavirus crisis

Despite several bumps in the decade since the 2008/09 financial crisis, the swift and brutal crash in global equity prices when the coronavirus was declared a pandemic sent pension investors reaching for their playbooks to implement defensive strategies to mitigate the damage. “People have worked very hard at just acting on the set strategies that […]

Ontario Teachers’ invests in Indian private credit, Caisse in global port terminals

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is investing US$350 million with Indian private debt manager Edelweiss Alternate Asset Advisors. The investment, which establishes a long-term partnership between the pension fund and the debt manager’s parent company Edelweiss Group, will focus on private credit investment opportunities in India. “We are pleased to enter into a long-term partnership […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 4, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 08:43
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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board is investing US$350 million with Indian private debt manager Edelweiss Alternate Asset Advisors. The investment represents a long-term partnership between the Ontario Teachers’ and parent company Edelweiss Group, which will focus on performing and distressed private credit investment opportunities within India. “We are pleased to enter into a long-term […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 3, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 09:52

In the current low-yield environment, many pension funds are looking for alternatives to fixed income to earn the returns required to pay pension obligations. The answer for some may be private credit. “We like private credit because we see a lot of excess yield compared to the same risk and return that you can achieve […]

Caisse investing in Canadian sustainable architecture firm

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing $8.7 million in Canadian architecture and design firm Lemay in the form of a loan. The financing aims to support the firm’s growth plan and its technology-based innovation efforts, specifically in the field of sustainable design. Read: Caisse, CPPIB building on investment in engineering firm “With […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 22, 2020 November 11, 2020
  • 15:15
Caisse providing financing to Quebec-based higher education institution network

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is providing a loan to LCI Education, a Quebec-based network of higher education institutions. The financing aims to help the LCI accelerate its online education initiatives and pursue its international expansion. Further, it aims to support its family business succession process. “LCI Education was a forerunner in […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 22, 2020 November 11, 2020
  • 07:50
CPPIB posts 3.1% gains for fiscal 2020 after difficult final quarter

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board saw a 3.1 per cent net return for its fiscal 2020 year, which ended March 31. Rising to $409.6 billion in assets under management, the fund saw $12.1 billion in investment income and $5.5 billion in net contributions. However, the 3.1 per cent return falls short compared to the fund’s 8.9 per […]

IMCO committing US$250 million to credit fund

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is committing US$250 million to Apollo Global Management Inc.’s new Accord Fund III series B. The fund is focused on acquiring credits that have traded down due to liquidity-driven selling and non-economic reasons. “This is an example of IMCO adapting to market conditions and exploiting our liquidity very quickly so that clients have […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 20, 2020 November 12, 2020
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In the current market environment, institutional investors worried about cash management want advance notice of when capital calls are coming, says Stuart Waugh, managing partner at Northleaf Capital Partners. In response, Northleaf has created a new matrix to help institutional investors. “We actually built a matrix of all of our investors across all of our […]

What opportunities does the oil glut offer Canadian pension portfolios?

With crude oil futures contracts crashing through the floor into negative territory at the beginning of the week, what opportunities are opening up for institutional investors? Panic set in on commodity trading floors on Monday because physical storage options for oil were filling up fast, with much less demand for petrol from consumers due to […]