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Value Creation in Direct Private Equity

Before the holidays, Institutional Investor published a good interview with BlackRock’s Colm Lanigan, Co-Founder, Managing Director and Senior Investor, Long Term Private Capital, discussing value creation in direct private equity:When investors look at public markets today, many see high curren ...

The World's Most Profitable Hedge Fund?

Nathan Vardi of Forbes reports Chris Hohn’s hedge fund firm, TCI Fund Management, made more money in financial markets than any of the world’s most successful hedge fund firms in 2019, marking his ascendancy in the trading world:According to LCH Investments’ annual ranking of the 20 most succ ...

VMware acquires Nyansa to improve SD-WAN capabilities

VMware’s appetite for acquisitions hasn’t waned since it acquired Pivotal last summer for $2.7 billion, and this week announced its intention to buy network analytics software provider Nyansa. For an undisclosed sum, VMware indicated Jan. 21 to acquire Nyansa to bolster its network visibility a ...

CPPIB's CEO Sounds Alarm on Illiquid Assets

Paula Sambo of Bloomberg News reports that CPPIB's Mark Machin warns on global rush into illiquid assets:The biggest global funds should all be monitoring their investments in illiquid assets, according to the head of Canada’s largest pension fund.“I do ring the alarm bell on not to be too inve ...

Don't Fight The Tepper Tape?

Mark DeCambre of MarketWatch reports the man who made a killing during financial crisis says that, at some point, the stock market will slow down — but, till then, ‘I love riding a horse that’s running’:Perhaps, cribbing from the lyrics to the viral song “Old Town Road,” David Tepper is ...

Windows 7 is dead, but 25% of large businesses in Canada are still running it on desktops, says IDC survey

With files from Alex Coop   Windows 7 is officially dead. No, it won’t suddenly cease to function; as anyone who booted it up after the end-of-support deadline of January 14 discovered. It works just fine after you get past the full-screen warning from Microsoft that you’re now at risk since y ...

CN Investment Division's Hunt For Talent?

Sarah Rundell of Top 1000 Funds reports on how CN Investment Division is taking on tech in the hunt for talent:Montreal-based CN Investment Division’s recent search for a quantitative analyst in its absolute return team is a timely reminder that pension funds must now align with the tech sector o ...

OMERS Set to Double Its PE Exposure by 2030

Lina Saigol and Selin Bucak of Private Equity News report that OMERS is set to double its private equity exposure by 2030:The head of buyouts at one of Canada’s largest pension plans says the amount of cash it plans to invest in private equity will double to around C$30bn in the next 10 years.Ma ...

BlackRock Flips Its Script on ESG?

George Hay of Reuters reports that Larry Fink is slowly becoming part of climate solution:Larry Fink seems to be listening to his critics. The BlackRock boss on Tuesday published his annual letter to CEOs of the companies the $7 trillion fund manager invests in. To a greater degree than in the past ...

BCI Ramping Up its Direct PE Deals

Kelsey Rolfe of Benefits Canada wrote a comment on why institutional investors ramping up allocations to private equity: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 A ...