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Canadian institutional investments in India could cool down if escalation between the two countries continues, according to a trade and investment lawyer. John Boscariol, a partner with McCarthy Tétrault LLP, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s serious allegations last week, accusing the government of India for being involved in the fatal shooting of a Sikh leader in […]

  • September 28, 2023 September 27, 2023
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Investments in low-carbon activities leading to positive environmental impacts make up 16.2 per cent of the Public Sector Pension Investment Board’s total assets under management, according to a new report by PSP Investments. A report reviewing the investment organization’s sustainability progress found its current green assets represent $48.9 billion. It credits its ‘green asset taxonomy’ […]

  • September 26, 2023 September 25, 2023
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In the pursuit of long-term portfolio construction solutions, institutional investors are increasingly turning their attention to the private debt asset class, says David Sum, director of the alternative income group at Ninepoint Partners. “Looking ahead, we believe the current high interest rate environment and liquidity constraints from banks and the syndicated market creates a favourable […]

  • September 14, 2023 September 14, 2023
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There’s no one-size-fits-all approach for pension funds looking to use an environmental, social and governance lens in their investment approach, according to a new publication from the pension research council at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Olivia Mitchell, a professor and executive director of the pension research council at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton […]

  • September 5, 2023 September 1, 2023
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Institutional investors are opening the door to the self-storage category to find some relief from a turbulent year in real estate. According to data published in July by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, self-storage is leading a pack of real estate categories disrupting the balance from traditional options in real estate investments […]

  • August 31, 2023 September 19, 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 […]

  • August 24, 2023 August 31, 2023
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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is reporting a net return of 4.2 per cent for the first half of 2023. The result is a small increase from its established benchmark portfolio of 4.1 per cent. As of June 30, 2023, the investment organization had $424 billion in net assets, a 5.3 per […]

  • August 17, 2023 August 21, 2023
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Canada’s pension de-risking market saw a record-breaking year in 2022, with $7.8 billion in transferred liabilities and 155 transactions, according to a new report by Eckler Ltd. Mary Kate Archibald, pension principal at the consultancy, says the increase in the total sum for the year wasn’t a surprise due to the interest rate environment. To […]

  • August 10, 2023 August 10, 2023
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