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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing US$425 million in an Indian content technology platform company. Following an initial equity investment of US$50 million in VerSe Innovation Private Ltd.’s previous funding round, the CPPIB was a lead investor in the latest round with a further US$375 million. Founded in 2007, the organization operates Dailyhunt, […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 7, 2022 April 6, 2022
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It’s a chaotic time for institutional investors. Between rising inflation and interest rates, war in Europe and an ongoing global pandemic, stock market volatility is on the rise. For those concerned about the long-term implications of these developments, here are my answers to a couple of common questions. Stock markets have risen in past interest […]

The majority of institutional investors intend to reduce their exposure to fixed income, according to a new survey by Aeon Investments. The survey, which polled European and North American pension plan sponsors and other institutional investors, found 78 per cent of respondents indicated they intend to decrease their allocations to traditional fixed income assets within […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 29, 2022 March 29, 2022
  • 12:30

After navigating the unpredictable markets of the past two decades, some defined benefit pension plan sponsors could be forgiven for wanting to seek out some certainty. But a new threat has emerged in the form of rapidly rising inflation and the possibility of rate increases after decades of persistent lows. The consumer price index increased […]

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The second year of the coronavirus pandemic offered defined benefit pension plan sponsors a reprieve from the chaos sown in financial markets during its first year. “A lot of pension plans ended up roughly where they started in 2020, but it was a very bumpy road,” says Gavin Benjamin, a retirement and financial solutions partner […]

Despite rising concerns about inflation and the war in Ukraine, the funded position of a typical Canadian defined benefit pension plan improved slightly on both a solvency and accounting basis in February, according to a new report by LifeWorks Inc. In February, the solvency of the average DB pension plan rose by half a per […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 8, 2022 March 8, 2022
  • 12:30

In response to the ongoing war in Ukraine, more Canadian public sector institutional investors are announcing plans to exclude Russian assets from their portfolios. The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario and the Ontario Pension Board will divest their portfolios of existing Russian assets as soon as possible. Efforts to immediately divest are currently impossible as […]

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  • March 7, 2022 March 7, 2022
  • 15:00

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System returned 15.7 per cent for 2021, a significant increase on its 2020 return. In its annual report, the OMERS said four key factors drove the outperformance relative to its benchmark, which was 6.6 per cent — its portfolio of public equities returned 20.7 per cent; its private equity businesses grew […]

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  • March 1, 2022 February 28, 2022
  • 09:00

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is appointing Sandra Lau and James Barber as co-chief investment officers, effective March 1. The pair will succeed Dale MacMaster, who is retiring from the organization after 23 years. Lau will also be head of public investments, responsible for bringing together fixed income, mortgages and public equities, while Barber will be […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 25, 2022 February 25, 2022
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North American stock markets plunged after opening to news that Russian forces have launched a new military offensive in Ukraine. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 624.50 points at 32,507.26. The S&P 500 index was down 49.24 points at 4,176.26 and the Nasdaq composite index was down 70.20 points at 12,967.28. […]