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The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is acquiring an indirect five per cent stake in Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. The shares are part of a 20 per cent stake the OMERS is buying in Kilmer Sports Inc., which owns 25 per cent of MLSE. The deal is worth $546.8 million. The MLSE owns the Toronto […]

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  • November 9, 2023 November 9, 2023
  • 11:00

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board returned negative 0.8 per cent during the first quarter of fiscal 2024, according to its latest quarterly report. By June 30, 2023, the investment organization’s net assets reached $575 billion, compared to $570 billion at the end of fiscal 2023. The report noted a net loss of $5 billion […]

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  • August 14, 2023 August 11, 2023
  • 09:00

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. saw a return of 3.5 per cent and increased its assets under management from $228.6 billion to $233 billion during the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023. According to the investment organization’s annual results, the $3.9 billion increase reflected investment gains of $6.8 billion and $2.8 million in net […]

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  • June 27, 2023 June 27, 2023
  • 12:30

When key stakeholders are examining sustainability solutions, they aren’t spending enough time on whether these solutions are actually capital efficient from energy return on investment and productivity perspectives, said Patrick Kent, portfolio manager and head of the small-cap equities team at Newton Investment Management Group, during the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2023 Global Investment Conference. The […]

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is bracing for headwinds in the event of a recession, but says a wide range of investments makes it well-positioned for uncertain economic conditions. The CPPIB reported Wednesday it earned a net return of 1.3 per cent in its latest fiscal year as inflation and rising interest rates weighed on both […]


The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is acquiring a 49 per cent stake in one of California’s leading fossil fuel producers. The CPPIB is securing its minority stake in Aera Energy from IKAV Energy Inc., an asset management company. Following the sale, IKAV will maintain a majority stake in the firm. Founded as a joint […]

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  • March 7, 2023 March 7, 2023
  • 12:30

Reduced investment in the fossil fuel sector will lead to higher energy prices, encouraging the development of transition technologies, according to Mark Lacey, head of global resource equities and global thematics at Schroders, during a session at the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2022 Investment Innovation Conference. “We’ve been through a massive divestment period that’s been exaggerated […]

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is financing part of a renewable energy project in Japan. The investment organization is investing about $90 million in a green bond released by Vena Energy Ltd. The green bond’s proceeds will be used to finance a solar power project on Honshu, Japan’s largest and most populous […]

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  • October 13, 2022 October 11, 2022
  • 09:00

Global institutional investors are overlooking climate-related opportunities in Africa, according to a new report by independent non-profit research group the Climate Policy Initiative. “The private sector needs to step up,” wrote the authors of the report. “It contributed only 14 per cent (US$4.2 billion) of total climate finance in Africa, much lower than in other […]

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  • October 6, 2022 October 6, 2022
  • 12:00

Renewable energy assets can offer a lot to institutional investors’ portfolios, serving to lower risk opportunities over the long term compared to traditional energy assets while providing similar returns, said Saad Qais, head of U.S. asset management at Greencoat Capital, during a session at the Canadian Investment Review’s 2022 Risk Management Conference. This is true […]