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Canadian ESG-related investment assets surge to $3.2 trillion: report

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Investments that incorporate environmental, social and governance factors are growing rapidly in Canada, according to a new survey by the Responsible Investment Association. It found these investments ...

IMCO launching first structured pool of assets

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The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is launching its first structured pool of assets, worth approximately $3.5 billion. The launch of the Canadian public equity pool marks a critical ...

Pension fund managers calling for stronger ESG disclosure

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A group of Canadian pension plan investment managers is calling on companies to standardize their environmental, social and governance disclosure to help them in their ...

Where does securitized credit fit into pension portfolios?

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After the global financial crisis, securitized credit was left with a bad reputation. But it may be time for investors to look at how the ...

PSP invests in telecommunications, CPPIB in biopharmaceuticals

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The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is entering a definitive agreement with Loral Space & Communications Inc. and Telesat Canada to combine the two telecommunications ...

Canadians named to advisory board developing transparency benchmark for pensions

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A new advisory board tasked with creating a benchmark for transparency throughout global pension investment systems will include two Canadian members. The board was jointly established by Top1000funds.com ...

York University pension plan moves to fully global equity allocation

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In search of better risk-adjusted returns, the York University pension plan decided to look beyond Canada’s borders, shifting its equity allocation to be 100 per cent ...

TTC pension plan focusing on liquidity amid coronavirus pandemic

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The Toronto Transit Commission Pension Fund Society has been reminded of the importance of liquidity during the coronavirus pandemic, according to Sean Hewitt, the fund’s chief ...

PSP investing in U.K. real estate, OTPP issuing green bond

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The Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Aviva Investors are jointly funding a new office building in Cambridge, England. The six-storey building has been fully pre-let ...

Institutional investors share experiences with ESG investing

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Demand for defined benefit pension plan sponsors to focus on environmental, social and governance factors through their investments is growing. Both plan sponsors and members have been ...

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