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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is entering the digital currency sector by joining a US$400 million investment round for a cryptocurrency earning and borrowing platform. Alberta-based WestCap Group Inc. is the other co-lead investor in the funding round for Celsius Network, a blockchain-based investment platform aimed at high-net-worth retail and institutional investors. Read: AIMCo […]

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  • October 12, 2021 October 12, 2021
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The typical Canadian defined benefit pension plan deteriorated on a solvency basis but improved on an accountancy basis in September, according to a new report by LifeWorks Inc. Its monthly report on DB pension indices found the average plan saw its solvency index dip from 109.4 per cent at the end of August to 108.8 […]

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Eight Indigenous groups and an Alberta-based energy company are becoming the co-owners of a pipeline in which the Alberta Investment Management Corp. has a majority stake. The TC Energy Corp. is selling its 15 per cent stake in the Northern Courier Pipeline, which transports bitumen along a 90 kilometer route between Fort Hills Mine and […]

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  • September 20, 2021 September 20, 2021
  • 15:00
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The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is buying a majority stake in a passenger rail sector business it’s been invested in for the past 13 years. According to the terms of the deal, PSP Investments and asset management company Amber Infrastructure Group Holdings Ltd. will buy a 51 per cent stake in Angel Trains Ltd. […]

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  • September 9, 2021 September 9, 2021
  • 12:59
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Canada’s defined benefit plans are allocating more to alternative investments as a result of a two-decade period of low inflation, according to a new study from the Bank of Canada. It found sustained decreases in interest rates from 1998 to 2018 have threatened to erode private DB plan solvency surpluses. According to the authors — Bank […]

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  • August 31, 2021 August 31, 2021
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From the rise of cryptocurrency DogeCoin and non-fungible tokens to Reddit members beating hedge fund managers at their own game, 2021 has been an eventful year in the world of retail investing. And while institutional investors might not be betting big on Gamestop Corp. or Elon Musk’s latest cryptocurrency tweet, some have inched closer to […]

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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has reached a deal to sell half of its shares of a Washington-based energy company to the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. According to the terms of the deal, the CPPIB will sell half of its 31.6 per cent stake in Puget Holdings to the Ontario Teachers’ and the other […]

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  • July 8, 2021 July 9, 2021
  • 11:00

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 […]

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  • July 2, 2021 July 28, 2021
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The value of assets held by Canadian trusteed pension funds increased to $2.2 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to new data from Statistics Canada. This was an increase of 4.7 per cent from the previous quarter, when the value of assets hit $2.12 trillion, and represents a 6.6 per cent year increase from […]

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  • June 28, 2021 June 28, 2021
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The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is reporting a net return of 18.4 per cent in fiscal 2021. As of March 31, 2021, the PSP had $204.5 billion in net assets under management, up 20.4 per cent from $169.8 billion at the end of the previous fiscal year. The PSP also reported a 10-year annualized […]

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  • June 22, 2021 June 21, 2021
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