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Bloomberg introducing proprietary ESG scores

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Institutional investors looking to score potential investments on environmental, social and governance factors now have a new option. Bloomberg is launching its own set of ESG scores, available ...

Where can pension funds find returns in a low interest rate environment?

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Investors were already feeling the pressures of historically low interest rates. Then came the coronavirus pandemic. The Bank of Canada cut its overnight interest rate at ...

A look at private equity investing in DC plans

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Much debate remains about whether private equity is an appropriate option for members of capital accumulation plans. Canada’s neighbours to the south have been examining the ...

OMERS leads funding round for U.S. online learning company

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The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System’s growth equity arm is leading a $66 million Series D funding round for American online learning company Skillshare Inc. With ...

North American investors closer to falling in line with global counterparts on ESG: survey

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North American institutional investors are catching up to other global regions in their interest in sustainable investing, according to a new survey by FTSE Russell. Nearly half ...

IMCO invests in affordable housing, logistics, power markets

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The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is investing in an affordable housing fund to build apartments in Toronto and Vancouver. The IMCO is committing $60 million ...

Balancing liquidity and the search for yield at US public pension funds

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U.S. public pension funds can expect to see hurdles from the coronavirus crisis similar to those experienced in past recessions, according to a new report ...

Caisse de dépôt posts negative 2.3 per cent return in first six months of 2020

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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec says the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic resulted in posting a negative return of 2.3 per cent during the first ...

Will well-established alternatives managers come out on top in the wake of coronavirus?

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In the wake of the coronavirus fallout, real estate, infrastructure and private debt investors seem to be zeroing in on well-established managers, according to Preqin ...

Ontario Teachers’ investing in U.S. video games developer

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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is taking part in a US$1.78-billion funding round for Epic Games Inc., a U.S. video game and software developer. In addition to ...

Contex Group Inc.