Caisse names new executive VP of digital technology and operations
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Caisse names new executive VP of digital technology and operations

webmaster - August 13, 2018

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has appointed Alexandre Synnett as its new executive vice-president of digital technology and operations. With eight years of experience…

RBC GAM appoints head of real estate equity investments
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RBC GAM appoints head of real estate equity investments

webmaster - August 13, 2018

RBC Global Asset Management Inc. has appointed Michael Kitt as head of real estate equity investments at RBC Global Asset Management. Kitt will be leading efforts in…

AIMCo, BCI and PSP to affiliate long-term timber investments
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AIMCo, BCI and PSP to affiliate long-term timber investments

webmaster - August 10, 2018

Three large Canadian pension funds are conglomerating their long-term investments in timber. The Alberta Investment Management Corp., the British Columbia Investment Management Corp. and the Public Sector…

CPP fund up $10.5 billion in first quarter fiscal 2019
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CPP fund up $10.5 billion in first quarter fiscal 2019

webmaster - August 10, 2018

The Canada Pension Plan fund returned a modest 1.8 per cent in the first quarter of fiscal 2019. It ended the quarter, on June 30, 2018, with…

Majority of impact investors satisfied with investment performance: survey
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Majority of impact investors satisfied with investment performance: survey

webmaster - August 10, 2018

The majority of impact investors said their investments have met their expectations for both impact (82 per cent) and financial (76 per cent) performance since inception, according…

Pharmacare, flexible annuity options top CLHIA’s wish list for 2019 federal budget
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Pharmacare, flexible annuity options top CLHIA’s wish list for 2019 federal budget

webmaster - August 10, 2018

Pharmacare and flexible annuity options top the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association's list of recommendations for the upcoming 2019 federal budget. In its submission, the association…

2018 Consultants Report: New challenges for consultants as the landscape evolves
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2018 Consultants Report: New challenges for consultants as the landscape evolves

webmaster - August 10, 2018

The job of a pension consultant has evolved considerably over Bita Jenab's 30-year career in the field. The mid-1990s saw a greater focus on governance and the…

A look at how Canadian pension funds are using leverage
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A look at how Canadian pension funds are using leverage

webmaster - August 10, 2018

In February, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board flipped the script on fixed income by issuing its own bonds rather than purchasing them. The move to issue…

OMERS, AIMCo, BCI take or up stake in U.S. utility company
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OMERS, AIMCo, BCI take or up stake in U.S. utility company

webmaster - August 9, 2018

Several major Canadian public pensions are investing in Puget Holdings [no LLC], the parent company of Puget Sound Energy Inc., a regulated utility company in Washington state.…

CPPIB invests in Korean logistics facilities
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CPPIB invests in Korean logistics facilities

webmaster - August 8, 2018

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is partnering with a subsidiary of ESR, a pan-Asian logistics real estate platform, to invest about $653 million in Korean logistics…

PSP Investments seeks direct partnership deal with stake in global talent agency
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Markets and investing
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PSP Investments seeks direct partnership deal with stake in global talent agency

webmaster - August 7, 2018

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board, alongside global alternative investment manager Investcorp, is taking a strategic minority stake in United Talent Agency. The capital from the two…

Pension funds with hefty real estate allocations on the rise
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Pension funds with hefty real estate allocations on the rise

webmaster - August 7, 2018

Real estate is more than a passing trend for global institutional investors, as evidenced by the growing number of allocations to the asset class of US$1 billion…