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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 ...

Building better target-date fund glide paths  

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While many glide paths are based on age, is there a case for adjusting these based on account balance fluctuations or on a plan member’s ...

Party friends, wartime friends and the dynamics of venture capital relationships  

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Deeper relationships in the venture capital space actually lead to fewer future co-investments, according to a new working paper out of the Hong Kong Polytechnic ...

What is the biggest risk when it comes to investing in China?  

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I am optimistic about China’s medium-term economic prospects, within the context of gradually slower year-over-year growth rates. This optimism is based largely on the continuing ...

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 ...

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