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Nav Canada, Goodyear Canada share experiences with LDI in low interest rate world

Despite the low interest rate environment, it still makes sense for defined benefit pension plan sponsors to adopt a liability-driven investment strategy, said Serge Lapierre, global head of LDI at Manulife Investment Management, during a webinar sponsored by the firm on Monday. LDI investing is a risk management framework, he noted. “It’s not an asset […]

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The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is well-known for its liability-driven investing strategy, which helped it successfully weather the 2008 financial crisis. During the coronavirus fallout, in an era of historically low interest rates, the HOOPP is working on developing LDI 2.0. “We’re very focused on liabilities, but what you do when interest rates are […]

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Greystar Real Estate Partners is joining the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Cyrela Brazil Realty in a joint venture that will develop, own and operate purpose-built multifamily rental housing in São Paulo, Brazil. The platform and partnership, first created by the CPPIB and Cyrela in November 2019, continues to target an investment of up […]

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  • September 1, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 09:24
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While the coronavirus crisis is impacting many real assets, people still require food and therefore still require farmland. The asset class is a stable one and a long-term diversifier, says Bernice Miedzinski, president of StarBridge Capital Ltd., noting the current low-interest rate environment is challenging. “Even thinking about a plain vanilla strategy, investing in Canadian […]

Cadillac Fairview, the real estate investment arm of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, is launching a mobile app to help people use its shopping centres more safely and efficiently. The app, called LiVE, provides users with a comprehensive mall directory, giving them navigation cues to help them plan the most efficient shopping routes. It also […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 22, 2020 December 6, 2020
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The current market environment isn’t like a regular market correction, but more like a natural disaster, says Joseph Connolly, vice-president of asset and risk management at Morneau Shepell Ltd. In the current context, investors should be doing more monitoring and looking at more timely data because mid-month or mid-quarter results may be stale. “We’re definitely […]

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In the current market environment, liquidity is top of mind for pension plans, says Jason Campbell, principal at Eckler Ltd. For example, despite a company’s potential work stoppages, it’s still responsible for benefit payments, as well as paying capital calls on investments as they come due. Some firms in the private markets space are trying […]

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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is strengthening its partnership with property group Lendlease through an agreement to invest in a new building in south London. The CPPIB is set to invest about £40 million, or 50 per cent of the total investment, with Lendlease supplying the rest. “The fundamentals continue to support the Build-to-Rent […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 20, 2020 December 13, 2020
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While investors may remember playing with LEGO during childhood, it’s unlikely they’ve ever thought to include it in their portfolios. However, LEGO could possess some genuinely attractive defensive properties as an alternative asset class, according to a paper by researchers at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle. “People have been collecting rarities and luxury items […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 20, 2019 December 13, 2020
  • 09:33
Ivanhoé Cambridge invests in German office real estate vehicle

Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, is acquiring a strategic equity stake in German real estate vehicle, Golden Capital. Focusing on manage-to-core office investments, Golden’s portfolio consists of 39 properties in major German cities. The vehicle is run by asset manager, Lianeo Real Estate. “This investment […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 14, 2019 November 11, 2020
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