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It may take up to 18 months for central banks policies to curb inflation to around two per cent on an annual basis, says Julianna Spiropoulos, partner and head of investment strategy, investment and risk at LifeWorks Inc. “Around the world, there’s concern about persistent inflation. . . . Central banks need to get inflation […]

The Bank of England’s decision to intervene in the long-dated government bond market protected defined benefit pension plans with liability-driven investment strategies, according to a central bank official. “In practice, the move in [long-term bond] yields last week threatened to exceed the size of the cushion for many LDI funds, requiring them to either sell […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 11, 2022 October 7, 2022
  • 12:30

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is entering a strategic partnership to develop affordable housing in France. The investment organization’s real estate arm, Ivanhoé Cambridge, has signed a partnership agreement with CDC Habitat, a subsidiary of the French sovereign investment fund Caisse des dépôts et consignations. The partnership will develop houses in France’s […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 27, 2022 September 27, 2022
  • 12:30
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Proposed amendments to U.K. pension regulations could lead to the extinction of smaller defined benefit plans within 15 years, according to Charles Cowling, chief actuary at Mercer. “The potential impact of these new regulations would be significant and dramatic,” he said in a press release. “The draft proposals would force the sale of £500 billion […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 25, 2022 August 25, 2022
  • 12:00

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing in a Colombian discount grocery chain. The US$335 million investment in D1, which is owned by the Koba International Group, secures a 19.3 per cent stake for the CPPIB. The transaction is its first direct private equity investment in Colombia. According to a press release, the CPPIB […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 12, 2022 July 12, 2022
  • 11:00

The real estate arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is acquiring an 11.5 hectare warehouse in Germany. The facility — located in Hamburg, near Europe’s busiest freshwater freight port — serves as a distribution centre for the H&M Group, which will continue to lease the entire facility under its new ownership, […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 17, 2022 May 17, 2022
  • 09:30

The U.K. pension regulator is releasing new rules on climate disclosures for institutional investors and defined benefit pension plans. In a report, the Financial Conduct Authority laid out its latest rules and guidelines for pension plan sponsors related to climate-related risks and opportunities. “Firms would be required to produce, annually, a baseline set of consistent, […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 31, 2022 March 31, 2022
  • 12:30
U.K. government consults on incorporating illiquid assets in DC investments

A consultation paper by the U.K. government is considering how defined contribution plans could incorporate more illiquid investments. Specifically, the consultation’s proposals include requiring larger DC plans to set out their policy and current practice for illiquid investments and report on it annually. It also proposed requiring smaller DC plans to conduct a triennial assessment […]

  • By: Yaelle Gang
  • February 20, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 07:33

Plan makes $1 billion co-investment in a British residential company.

  • By: Staff
  • July 12, 2018 January 13, 2021
  • 13:51
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Pension fund puts more than $507 million into Hyperion.

  • December 5, 2017 January 20, 2021
  • 09:22