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OMERS’ portfolio company acquiring solar energy development platform

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is acquiring an 80 per cent stake in a Japanese solar power generation plant alongside its portfolio company Shizen Energy Inc. The solar power plant generates 31 megawatts, or enough energy to power 7,850 homes, according to a press release. The Caisse first invested $186 million in the energy […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 16, 2024 February 14, 2024
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The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario believes an increasingly icy dynamic between the U.S. and China could lead to heightened volatility for institutional investors this year, says Nick Chamie, the IMCO’s chief strategist and senior managing director of total portfolio and capital markets. “If we’re no longer zeroing in on maximizing economic efficiency, we’re no longer […]

A joint venture that saw the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Blackstone Inc. acquire a 20 per cent stake in a senior mortgage loan portfolio from the failed Signature Bank for US$1.2 billion was the biggest mergers and acquisitions transaction in the fourth quarter of 2023, according to a report by S&P Global Market Intelligence. […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 1, 2024 February 1, 2024
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The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is considering the sale of LifeLabs Inc., according to a report by The Globe and Mail. A spokesperson for the infrastructure arm of the OMERS said the investment organization has held preliminary negotiation talks with “multiple potential buyers” but is currently not in any late-stage discussions. The report said […]

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  • January 22, 2024 January 22, 2024
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About half (51 per cent) of global institutional investors believe a recession is inevitable, a sentiment that runs strongest in the U.K. (67 per cent) and North America (62 per cent), according to Natixis Investment Managers’ 2024 outlook survey. The survey, which polled 500 institutional investors in 27 countries, also found among those expecting a […]

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  • December 7, 2023 December 6, 2023
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Amazon Canada is supporting deaf employees at its Edmonton fulfilment centre through enhanced accessibility measures and manager training. The online retailer’s site-specific initiatives include classes in American Sign Language, the addition of supplementary ASL videos on its intranet and designated safety vests that communicate deaf employees’ status to other workers. Amazon is also increasing its […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • November 16, 2023 November 15, 2023
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More than half (56 per cent) of institutional investors say they plan to increase their allocation to alternative investments allocation over the next 12 months, up slightly from 55 per cent in 2022, according to a new survey by research firm Dynamo Software Inc. The survey, which polled more than 100 global respondents, found among respondents […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 11, 2023 September 11, 2023
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Using AI to gauge employee well-being, satisfaction

Canadian employees are feeling a mixture of emotions about the use of generative artificial intelligence, with 27 per cent saying it will have a positive impact on their career and 17 per cent worried it will make their skills obsolete, according to a new survey by Robert Half Inc. The survey, which polled more than […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 24, 2023 August 24, 2023
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As U.S. President Joe Biden signs an executive order obstructing the departure of domestic capital from venture and private capital into China, it’s raising a red flag for institutional investors interested in significant returns from the advanced technology space. The executive order, which took effect earlier this month, branded the production of semi-conductors, quantum computers […]

Artificial intelligence offers the promise of “a big structural change that will play out over a long period of time,” according to Kieran Moore, a partner and portfolio manager at Munro Partners, noting the growth opportunities associated with AI lie in the enablers of structural changes that can improve productivity and workflows. For investors like […]