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Canada’s largest public pension plans are more heavily invested in private equity than other global public pension plans, according to a new report by British think tank the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum. “What really distinguishes the Canadian model is this large exposure to private equity, which stands out from across the sample, . […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 14, 2021 December 16, 2021
  • 12:00

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 […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 10, 2021 November 11, 2021
  • 09:00

More than 20 financial organizations in Quebec, including the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board, are joining forces to tackle the climate emergency. The initiative, the Statement by the Quebec Financial Centre for a Sustainable Finance, aims to affirm Quebec’s leadership in sustainable finance and the financial institutions’ […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 4, 2021 October 4, 2021
  • 15:00
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The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is accepting a new partner into a joint venture that is building a new scientific research centre in Boston’s Seaport District. New York-based investment management company KKR and Co. Inc. reached a deal with PSP Investments and WS Asset Management Inc. to become an investor in a joint venture […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 28, 2021 September 28, 2021
  • 10:45

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is becoming a signatory on a diversity, equity and inclusion pledge. The pension fund joined 179 investment organizations in signing the Diversity in Action Initiative from the Institutional Limited Partners Association, an organization dedicated to advancing the interests of limited partner sponsors. Since its launch earlier this year, 11 other Canadian […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 16, 2021 September 16, 2021
  • 12:45

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is embarking on a joint venture with a real estate firm to build a film and television production studio in Toronto. According to a memorandum of understanding, Los Angeles-based real estate investment firm Hackman Capital LLP will build the studio on a Downsview property to be leased by the […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 2, 2021 July 28, 2021
  • 15:00
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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is one of two organizations investing a total US$940 million in Phoenix Tower International, a U.S.-based wireless communications infrastructure provider. The investment will fund the company’s expansion in Europe as well as further growth in new and existing markets. The other investor is AMP Capital, an Australia-based […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 21, 2021 May 20, 2021
  • 09:00

The New Democratic Party tabled a motion on March 22 that would immediately turn Revera Inc. — a company that runs more than 500 seniors’ homes in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. — from a for-profit chain wholly owned by the Public Sector Pension Investment Board into a publicly managed entity. The motion calls on the […]

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The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is among the investors in a new fund by Greensoil PropTech Ventures, a Toronto-based property-technology company. The fund, which sits at approximately US$50 million out of a US$100 million target, will invest in technologies to make the real estate industry more profitable and sustainable, according to a press release. […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 18, 2021 March 18, 2021
  • 17:25
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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and DP World have signed a US$1.2-billion deal to start the construction of an international container port and industrial logistics park in Indonesia. Under the agreement with Indonesia’s Maspion Group, the Caisse and DP World said DP World Maspion East Java will become the sole operator of […]