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U.S.-Iran tensions roil world markets as gold hits seven-year high

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Global stock markets took another hit Monday while oil and gold prices surged in response to the escalating tensions in the Middle East following the ...

Caisse invests in Canadian home care tech company

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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, together with Inovia Capital, is investing US$37 million in home care technology provider AlayaCare. AlayaCare provides a cloud-based platform for ...

Canadian DB plan solvency improves in 2019, but financial statement obligations also increased

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Canada’s defined benefit pensions increased their solvency levels in 2019 and have equity markets to thank, according to Mercer. The Mercer pension health index, which represents the ...

Shareholder environmental activism showing results without compromising returns: study

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Shareholder environmental activism has been growing in popularity with institutional investors, but is it working? The New York City pension system implemented a boardroom accountability project in 2014, ...

Will institutional investors favour private equity in 2020?

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Looking back on last year’s investment activity, institutional investors continued to pile into private equity. Globally, commitments to private equity funds jumped 27 per cent, or ...

After ebullient 2019, Wall Street warns of slower road ahead

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After a year of nirvana, investors may need to get ready for something a little more normal. Markets are coming off a fabulous 2019, where stocks ...

AIMCo purchasing equity interest in TC Energy Coastal GasLink pipeline

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The company behind the $6.2-billion Coastal GasLink pipeline in British Columbia says it’s made a deal to sell a 65 per cent equity interest in ...

Caisse investing in Quebec-owned hotel chain

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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing in a $50-million equity raising round for a subsidiary of Quebec hotel operator Le Germain Hotels. In ...

How Concordia University’s pension plan is putting liabilities first

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Since the financial crisis, the Pension Plan for the Employees of Concordia University has transformed the way it approaches investments by introducing its first funding ...

Why are institutional investors ramping up allocations to private equity?

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As private equity becomes a more sizeable part of Canadian pension portfolios, the British Columbia Investment Management Corp.’s resources and staffing are growing with it. In ...

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