Caisse providing $150M in financing to Quebec-based insurer
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Caisse providing $150M in financing to Quebec-based insurer

webmaster - December 6, 2018

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is lending $150 million to SSQ Life Insurance Co. Inc. SSQ Insurance, a large insurance and investment company based…

Canadian taxpayers bearing risk of public DB pension plans: report
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Canadian taxpayers bearing risk of public DB pension plans: report

webmaster - December 6, 2018

Canadian taxpayers are providing $22 billion each year to the country's public sector pension plans by assuming undisclosed investment risks, according to a new report by public…

Canadian DB pensions benefit from higher asset returns in November: Aon
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Canadian DB pensions benefit from higher asset returns in November: Aon

webmaster - December 6, 2018

Though financial markets were volatile and bond yields dropped, Canadian defined benefit pension plans benefited from higher asset returns in November, with median solvency standing at 100.6…

OMERS sells majority stake in U.S. auto repair company
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OMERS sells majority stake in U.S. auto repair company

webmaster - December 5, 2018

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System's private equity arm is selling its majority stake in a U.S. auto repair company to investment firm Hellman & Friedman. The…

Emerging markets showing greater signs of economic stability
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Emerging markets showing greater signs of economic stability

webmaster - December 5, 2018

Emerging market equities are expected to show the heftiest returns in 2019, underpinned by a stronger economic background, said William Yun, executive vice-president at Franklin Templeton Investments…

Most investors expect bull market to end, but planning minimal portfolio changes: survey
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Most investors expect bull market to end, but planning minimal portfolio changes: survey

webmaster - December 5, 2018

While many investors expect the U.S. bull market to end in 2019, some institutional investors are planning changes to their allocation strategy or return assumptions, according to…

Mercer completes acquisition of Pavilion Financial’s investment business
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Mercer completes acquisition of Pavilion Financial’s investment business

webmaster - December 4, 2018

Mercer has completed the previously announced acquisition of Pavilion Financial Corp.'s investment consulting, alternatives consulting and wealth management operations. “We're thrilled to be welcoming Pavilion to the…

Institutional investors seeking disclosure on water risk
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Institutional investors seeking disclosure on water risk

webmaster - December 3, 2018

A coalition of investors is asking North American fossil fuel producers to up their disclosure on water risks. The Shareholder Association for Research and Education is teaming…

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OMERS takes stake in French fibre optic infrastructure company

webmaster - November 30, 2018

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System's infrastructure arm, along with Allianz Capital Partners and Axa Investment Manager's real assets service, is taking on a 49.9 per cent…

A quarter of professionally managed U.S. AUM in ESG investments: survey
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A quarter of professionally managed U.S. AUM in ESG investments: survey

webmaster - November 30, 2018

Capital allocated to sustainable, responsible and impact investing now accounts for around a quarter of total assets under professional management in the U.S., according to a new…

CPPIB invests $665M in U.S. packaging company
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CPPIB invests $665M in U.S. packaging company

webmaster - November 29, 2018

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing about $665 million in an American packaging supplier as part of a recapitalization deal with private equity firm Oak…

CPPIB invests in electric vehicle company, Caisse in travel tech
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Markets and investing
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CPPIB invests in electric vehicle company, Caisse in travel tech

webmaster - November 28, 2018

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is buying shares in ChargePoint Inc., an electric vehicle infrastructure company, as part of a US$240 million funding round led by…