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BBB-rated corporate bonds representing larger part of Canadian market

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BBB-rated corporate bonds are becoming a bigger part of the Canadian market, according to an analysis by FTSE Russell. In particular, at the end of January ...

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan signs US$300M investment deal with New Gold

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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has signed a US$300-million deal investment deal with New Gold Inc. Under the agreement, the pension fund will acquire a 46 per ...

Laying the foundation for real estate investing

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As alternative asset classes continue to be a major area of interest for institutional investors, considering the benefits and drawbacks of real estate as an ...

Caisse provides subordinated private debt financing to Meridian

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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is closing a $125 million financing deal with Canadian credit union, Meridian. The investment takes the form of subordinated private debt, with ...

Caisse completes purchase of B.C. docks

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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec World, through its investment in DP World, has completed the purchase of Fraser Surrey Docks. The closing of the ...

OPTrust launches sustainable investing and innovation team with capital allocation mandate

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While the OPSEU Pension Trust has been focused on responsible investing for some time, it’s bringing its sustainability activities to the next level with the ...

OMERS posts 11.9% return for 2019 led by public equities

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The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System posted an 11.9 per cent return for 2019. The net return added $11.5 billion in value to the pension fund, pushing ...

Exploring litigation financing as an asset class

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Along with more traditional asset classes like fixed income or private equities, litigation finance is another area for pension funds to keep on their radars. With ...

Sustainalytics launches series of ESG indicators in new data product

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Research and ratings firm Sustainalytics is launching a set of environmental, social and governance indicators aimed at helping investors with security selection, portfolio construction, risk and ...

Co-investments generally outperform single-sponsor private equity funds: research

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When it comes to private equity investments, there’s a business case for multi-manager co-investment funds versus single-manager primary funds, according to research by Capital Dynamics. The ...

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