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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is boosting its interest in Indian infrastructure conglomerate IndInfravit Trust, after agreeing to pay $173 million for an additional 15.9 per cent of the toll road operator. The deal, which is scheduled for completion by the middle of May will take the CPPIB’s total stake in the investment trust to […]

  • May 10, 2021 May 10, 2021
  • 15:00

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has doubled down on its Korea Income Joint Venture with asset manager ESR Cayman Limited, as the pair collectively boosted their investment by US$500 million, bringing the total equity allocation to US$1 billion. According to a news release, the CPPIB contributed the bulk of the new capital to the […]

  • April 29, 2021 April 29, 2021
  • 10:25

The Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec will join the board of cloud data company Druva Inc. as part of an agreement to invest US$100-million in the firm. The pension plan is the lead investor in Druva’s US$147-million growth round, which also saw participation from existing shareholders, according to a press release. Read: Caisse […]

  • April 22, 2021 April 22, 2021
  • 11:49

Pension plan committees pivoted to virtual meetings in March 2020 and learned many lessons to apply to year two of the pandemic and beyond As the coronavirus pandemic ground the world to a halt in March 2020, stopping was not an option for Gale Rubenstein or her colleagues on the board of trustees at the […]

  • April 16, 2021 April 28, 2021
  • 08:57

Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate arm of the Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec, has partnered with U.S. firm GID to create an investment platform targeting industrial assets.  GID Industrial’s primary focus will be on acquiring, developing and managing infill industrial product in growing markets across the U.S., with an emphasis on locations close […]

  • April 15, 2021 April 25, 2021
  • 09:00

A first-quarter rally in both the equity markets and bond yields have propelled defined benefit pensions to their best funded positions in more than a decade, according to a report by Morneau Shepell. Based on raw data from the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and internal sources that Morneau Shepell uses to compile its indices, the […]

  • April 13, 2021 May 11, 2021
  • 12:00

The Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec is partnering with alternative investment manager Energize Ventures to promote digital innovation in the energy and sustainable industry sectors. The co-investment partnership will see the Caisse commit up to $125 million over the next three years to ventures targeted at digital technologies that will advance the sustainable […]

  • April 8, 2021 April 8, 2021
  • 13:00

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is getting into the legal technology business after agreeing to a strategic investment in software provider Miratech. Miratech’s legal and compliance products count more than 500,000 users around the world, including the corporate legal departments at most companies listed on the Fortune 100, according to a press release. Read: Ontario […]

  • April 1, 2021 April 25, 2021
  • 13:12

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan ended 2020 with a funded status of 119 per cent and posted a return of 11.42 per cent over the course of the year, according to a press release. That figure was lower than the 17.14 per cent return delivered in 2019, but Jeff Wendling, the plan’s president and chief […]

  • April 1, 2021 April 1, 2021
  • 13:00

Like many pension experts, Peter Ballon, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s global head of real estate, will have the early days of March 2020 seared into his memory for many years to come. As the coronavirus pandemic took hold, grinding domestic and international travel to a halt, he — like the rest of the […]

  • March 19, 2021 April 28, 2021
  • 08:55