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CPPIB increases stake in 407 toll highway

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A company controlled by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has acquired a 10.01 per cent equity stake in the 407 International Inc. The 407 International holds a ...

What’s behind negative bond yields?

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For the first time in its existence, the German 30-year government bond yield slipped into the negatives and it isn’t inconceivable that U.S. Treasuries could follow ...

Institutional investors urged to take a bottom-up approach to investing in India

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With India attracting the attention of Canadian pension plans, what opportunities and risks exist in the country? Across all asset classes, 2018 saw US$47 billion ...

CPPIB earned 1.1 per cent in most recent quarter, CPP Fund now tops $400 billion

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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board says it earned a return of 1.1 per cent, net of its costs in its most recent quarter. Chief executive ...

New proxy voting guidelines introduced to promote Indigenous rights

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The Coast Conservation Endowment Fund Foundation is implementing new shareholder proxy voting guidelines to advocate for the rights of Indigenous peoples, making it the first ...

Capturing lithium’s investment return potential as the electric car gains ground

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Rising with the growth of smartphones, lithium has been a hot material in the investment world for a few years. And many in the institutional investment space ...

CSA publishes guidance for public companies on reporting climate risks

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The Canadian Securities Administrators is releasing guidance for public companies on reporting the material risks that climate change poses to their businesses. The guidance aims to help public ...

Schroders appoints Michelle Skelly as head of Canada

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Schroders Investment Management Ltd. is naming Michelle Skelly as its new head of Canada. Skelly joined Schroders in 2007 and has served as institutional sales director ...

Canadian DB pension plans post modest returns in second quarter

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Global market volatility drove Canadian defined benefit pension plans’ median returns lower in the second quarter of 2019, according to BNY Mellon Asset Management Canada Ltd. ...

Sun Life becomes first insurance company to offer sustainability bond

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While many financial institutions are issuing green bonds, Sun Life Financial is the first insurance company globally to issue a sustainability bond, which will cover ...

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