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Caisse provides subordinated private debt financing to Ontario credit union

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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is closing a $125 million financing deal with Canadian credit union, Meridian. The investment takes the form of subordinated private debt, with ...

Caisse completes purchase of B.C. docks

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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec World, through its investment in DP World, has completed the purchase of Fraser Surrey Docks. The closing of the ...

OPTrust launches sustainable investing and innovation team with capital allocation mandate

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While the OPSEU Pension Trust has been focused on responsible investing for some time, it’s bringing its sustainability activities to the next level with the ...

OMERS posts 11.9% return for 2019 led by public equities

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The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System posted an 11.9 per cent return for 2019. The net return added $11.5 billion in value to the pension fund, pushing ...

Exploring litigation financing as an asset class

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Along with more traditional asset classes like fixed income or private equities, litigation finance is another area for pension funds to keep on their radars. With ...

Sustainalytics launches series of ESG indicators in new data product

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Research and ratings firm Sustainalytics is launching a set of environmental, social and governance indicators aimed at helping investors with security selection, portfolio construction, risk and ...

Co-investments generally outperform single-sponsor private equity funds: research

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When it comes to private equity investments, there’s a business case for multi-manager co-investment funds versus single-manager primary funds, according to research by Capital Dynamics. The ...

Are your pension investments exposed to modern slavery?

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With environmental, social and governance issues top of mind for many pension plan investors, modern slavery is one concern to keep on the radar. Historically, slaves ...

New Caisse CEO stresses caution after 10 year bull market and soft 2019 returns

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The Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec missed its benchmark portfolio last year due to lacklustre performance of real estate and infrastructure assets and ...

OMERS appoints new global head of private equity

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The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System has appointed Michael Graham as its new global head of private equity. Graham will replace Mark Redman, who has decided to leave the ...

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