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The vast majority (88 per cent) of institutional investors have reduced their allocations to fixed income over the past 18 months, according to a survey by Aeon Investments Ltd. The survey, which was based on responses from institutional investors in Europe and the U.S. with a total of US$436.5 billion in assets under management, found more […]

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  • January 20, 2022 January 20, 2022
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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is increasing its stake in an energy company by 16.5 per cent. Following the transaction, the investment manager will control 80.9 per cent of Trencap, a limited partnership that controls Noverco Inc. The remaining shares in Trencap are held by the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, a Quebec-based […]

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  • January 18, 2022 January 18, 2022
  • 11:00

Canadian pension funds are generating value by investing in green urban real estate using a two-pronged strategy, according to a paper on the Social Science Research Network. “Through this model of impact investing, Canadian pension funds create the value from the ground up and drive the sustainable development of large cities,” wrote authors Sebastien Betermier, […]

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is recapitalizing a U.S.-based medical services provider offering substance use disorders and mental-health treatments. The deal, between the Caisse and Crossroads Treatment Centers, is expected to accelerate the latter’s expansion into new U.S. markets, according to a press release. Private equity firm Revelstoke Capital Partners, another long-term […]

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  • January 13, 2022 January 12, 2022
  • 09:00

The largest defined benefit pension plans in the U.S. saw average funded status improve by eight per cent in 2021, according to a new report by Willis Towers Watson. It found the country’s largest DB pension plans saw their average funded statuses reach 96 per cent last year, higher than at any point since 2007. […]

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  • January 4, 2022 January 4, 2022
  • 09:00
CPPIB paper highlights four post-coronavirus habits to impact investment portfolios

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is increasing its exposure to private equity, with plans to increase its exposure to the asset class to more than $6 billion by 2026. This year, the investment organization made about $2.3 billion in private equity transactions after starting the year with $2.7 billion in private equity assets — or […]

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  • December 28, 2021 December 22, 2021
  • 09:00

As has been the case for the past couple of years, we’re ending 2021 with as many questions as answers. On the surface, economic conditions seem to be improving, at least in Canada. National unemployment dropped to six per cent in November, the economy began to grow again after some coronavirus pandemic restrictions eased and […]

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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing $100 million in a subscription commerce platform company. The investment in AppDirect Capital will be used to accelerate the growth of the AppSmart Invest program, a recently launched business-facing online technology marketplace that connects buyers with expert advisors. The marketplace is designed to help subscribing […]

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  • December 22, 2021 December 21, 2021
  • 15:00

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
  • 15:00

A story on the federal government’s economic and fiscal update took the top spot over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Federal government extending pandemic aid for employers, employees 2. Ontario recommending introduction of new portable benefits program 3. Toronto’s Juno College planning to move to 100% employee-ownership […]

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  • December 17, 2021 December 16, 2021
  • 09:05