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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is reporting a net return of 7.2 per cent for 2023, with net assets increasing to $434 billion. The investment organization’s year-end report said public equities returned 17.7 per cent in 2023, driven by large U.S. technology stocks as well as growth stocks and the Caisse’s large […]

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  • February 23, 2024 February 22, 2024
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The average funding ratio for U.S. public pension plans declined to 75.4 per cent in 2023, compared to 77.8 per cent in the previous year, according to a new survey by the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems. The report, which was based on responses from nearly 160 public pension funds with roughly US$2.3 […]

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  • February 22, 2024 February 22, 2024
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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board earned 3.4 per cent during the third quarter of fiscal 2024, according to its latest quarterly report. By Dec. 31, 2023, the investment organization’s net assets were $590.8 billion, compared to $576 billion at the end of the previous quarter. The $14.6 billion increase in net assets consisted of […]

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  • February 21, 2024 February 21, 2024
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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has renewed the mandate of president and chief executive officer Charles Emond for a five-year period concluding Feb. 6, 2029. In a press release, Jean St-Gelais, chair of the Caisse’s board of directors, noted during the last four years under Emond’s leadership, the investment organization “has delivered […]

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  • February 9, 2024 February 9, 2024
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A majority (90 per cent) of U.K. pension funds and insurers say they plan to increase allocations to renewable energy infrastructure in the next 12 months, according to a survey from Alpha Real Capital. The survey, which polled U.K. pension funds and insurers that collectively have roughly £360 billion in assets under management, found more […]

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  • February 6, 2024 February 5, 2024
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The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is setting up a new $1 billion fund to invest in energy transition and decarbonization efforts, according to a report by the Globe and Mail. The new fund will specifically target industrial decarbonization, carbon capture, sustainable fuels, renewable energy production, electrification and energy storage and efficiency. However, the launch of the fund […]

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  • February 1, 2024 February 1, 2024
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Two-fifths (40 per cent) of institutional investors say they plan to increase allocations to private debt investments over the next three years, according to a new survey by Coalition Greenwich. The survey, which polled more than 100 large U.S. and Canadian institutional investors with US$500 million to $50 billion in assets under management, found roughly […]

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  • January 29, 2024 February 1, 2024
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Some institutional investors are telling private equity managers they’ll only commit to upcoming fund raises if their capital tied up in old funds is released, according to reporting by Bloomberg. Additional requests range from fee discounts and more co-investment opportunities to greater information rights and representation on committees, said the report, noting some are even […]

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  • January 18, 2024 January 17, 2024
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Innovations in medical technology in the next 10 years could unlock a new dawn of health investments that will make the last decade look slow in comparison, said Daniel Kraft, a Stanford University and Harvard University trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur and investor, during the keynote session at the Canadian Investment Review’s 2023 Investment Innovation Conference […]

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The University of California San Diego’s Kroner Center for Financial Research is examining four research areas that can assist institutional investors in determining successful strategies that mitigate risk and generate alpha, said its executive director Michael Melvin, during the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2023 Investment Innovation Conference in November. The think tank’s advisory council, which is comprised […]