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Bâtirente continuing to reduce carbon footprint of investments

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Quebec-based pension fund Bâtirente has reduced the carbon footprint of its equities by more than 22 per cent of its benchmark portfolios, according to the ...

Could a rough road ahead in 2021 help active managers?

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What do global institutional investors expect in the coming year? It’s not a rosy picture. According to Natixis Investment Managers’ 2021 Institutional Investment Outlook, just 12 ...

CPPIB, Caisse investing in European clean energy projects

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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is launching Renewable Power Capital Ltd., a U.K.-based platform that will focus on renewable energy investments in Europe. The platform is ...

Employee share purchase plans weathering the pandemic despite market dips

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Employee share purchase plans are enduring the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, despite dips in stock prices for some sectors, says Scott Anderson, regional vice-president of employee ...

Caisse shifting roles in real assets group, Tall joining Carlyle Group

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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is making several appointments in its real assets group in response to the departure of Macky Tall. He will ...

Municipal Benchmarking Network Canada launching pension plan, joining CAAT’s DBplus

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The Municipal Benchmarking Network Canada is the latest organization joining the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology’s DBplus pension plan. The benchmarking collaborative, formerly known as Ontario Municipal ...

Corby, Hiram Walker entering $176-million group annuity buy-in

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Corby Spirit and Wine Ltd. and Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd. are de-risking with a $176-million group annuity buy-in amidst volatile markets caused by the ...

PIAC responds to consultation on pension benefit security, windup valuations

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The Pension Investment Association of Canada is commenting on a consultation from the Canadian Institute of Actuaries’ actuarial standards board, providing feedback on benefit security, stress testing ...

Women comprise 34% of new Canadian board appointments: report

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Gender diversity is increasing on the boards of Canada’s 100 largest publicly-traded companies, according to a new report by KPMG Canada. It found women comprised 34 per ...

Caisse investing in U.S.-based fintech company

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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing in IEX Group Inc., a New York-based financial technology company. The company operates the Investors’ Exchange, a ...

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