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Episode 106: Disrupting Dental Insurance

When you think of insurance, customer service excellence and innovation might not come to mind. Now though, a new generation of insurtech companies is changing this. In this episode of the Georgian Impact podcast, Jon Prial is joined by Alex Frommeyer, CEO of Beam Dental. Beam is creating a winning ...

The importance of checking in

Last week was a rough week. I can be a pretty open book when it comes to my personal and professional life (though I’m not going to delve into the details here). As I shared what I went through, the kindness and encouragement from family, friends, and colleagues helped tremendously. I proactively ...

Neptune Wellness Solutions is positioned well with new CEO, Echelon says

A leadership shakeup at Neptune Wellness (Neptune Wellness Solutions News, Stock Quote, Chart TSX:NEPT) isn’t shaking Echelon Wealth Partners analyst Doug Loe’s belief that the stock is undervalued. This morning, NEPT announced that it had appointed Michael Cammarata, the co-founder of Schmidt ...

OTPP Launches Into Space

Michael Sheetz of CNBC reports that SpaceX is raising over $300 million as new Ontario Teachers’ tech fund makes its first investment:SpaceX is raising yet another round of funding, a month after completing its second fundraising of the year.The latest round, filed on Monday, seeks to raise $314. ...

CPPIB Sells Liberty Living to Unite Group

Benefits Canada reports the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is selling its student accommodation business Liberty Living to London Stock Exchange-listed Unite Group for about $1.3 billion:The CPPIB will keep a 20 per cent stake in the newly combined company and one seat on its board. W ...

Pensions Making Riskier Real Estate Bets?

Christine Idzelis of Institutional Investor reports on how pensions are making riskier bets in real estate as investor demand for alternative assets rises, according to Joseph Azelby, the head of real estate and private markets at UBS Group’s asset management unit:They’ve been shifting a porti ...

Piling Into North American Infrastructure

Arleen Jacobius of Pensions & Investments reports on how institutions are piling into infrastructure across North America:Relatively new as an institutional asset class in the U.S., infrastructure is one of the fastest growing real asset classes in North America, albeit from a small base, industry ...

Episode 104: Understanding Quantum Computing and its Use Cases

Quantum computing will revolutionize your approach to a whole array of business problems. But it won’t solve everything single-handedly. Your task as CEO is to know where quantum will make a difference and make sure you’re ahead of your competition. In this episode of the Georgian Impact Podcas ...

BlackRock's Canucks Shaking Up PE

Christine Idzelis of Institutional Investor recently reported that private equity is driving two Canadians at BlackRock crazy, and they're trying to fix it:BlackRock’s new private equity fund is nearing its first purchase of a company, with a chance it could do something unusual in the industry: ...

AIMCo Adds an AI AlphaLayer

On Monday, the Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) announced it has joined forces with AltaML to build artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) applications within the investment management space. The joint venture, known as AlphaLayer, is designed to leverage AIMCo’s ...