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CDPQ Warms Up to Solar

Today, the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec (CDPQ) announced a loan of $260 million or £150 million to Lightsource BP, whose major stakeholder is British Petroleum (BP):The facility will initially be used to finance a diversified portfolio composed of over 100 solar projects located across v ...

CAAT Pension Holds Steady in 2018

Benefits Canada reports, CAAT pension plan holds steady with 2018 return of 0.5%:After a year of turbulent markets, the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan has released its 2018 annual report, noting assets held steady compared to 2017 at about $10.8 billion, with a slight return o ...

2019's Most Responsible Investors

The Responsible Asset Allocator Initiative (RAAI) released its 2019 ranking of the most responsible asset allocators:The study, developed in partnership with the Fletcher School at Tufts, analyzed 197 funds comprising $21 trillion in assets to identify 25 institutions that set a global standard f ...

OTPP Gains 2.5% in 2018

Martha Porado of Benefits Canada reports, Ontario Teachers’ posts 2.5% return for 2018 amid volatile investment environment:The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan posted a net return of 2.5 per cent for 2018, down from 2017’s net return of 9.7 per cent.The pension fund outperformed its benchma ...

Fully Funded OPTrust Gains 1% in 2018

Benefits Canada reports, OPTrust remains fully funded, lowers discount rate in ‘worst year for markets’:In addition to remaining fully funded and lowering its discount rate, the OPSEU Pension Trust returned one per cent in 2018.This compares to a 9.5 per cent return in 2017, six per cent in 201 ...

Celebrating International Women’s Day & Female Entrepreneurship

By Karin Mizgala, Co-Founder and CEO Money Coaches Canada This year is different. No, really! International Women’s Day 2019 marks a major paradigm shift in both politics and business. The world order is rapidly changing as women assume ever more powerful leadership roles and demand changes to t ...

OPTrust's Climate-Savvy Project?

A couple of days ago, OPTrust put out a press release, OPTrust Climate-Savvy Project Delivers New Insights for Pension Fund: OPTrust today released the results of its climate-savvy asset liability management/strategic asset allocation (ALM/SAA) project in partnership with Ortec Finance. The projec ...

Canada's Experts on Sustainable Finance?

Benefits Canada reports, Pension plans just one component in transition to lower carbon economy, says PIAC:While Canada’s public and private pension plans are a vital player in the transition to a lower carbon economy, they’re only one component, with other financial market participants, such a ...

Tudor Jones Fears a Revolution?

Christine Idzelis of Institutional Investor reports, Why Paul Tudor Jones Fears a ‘Revolution’:The rich are getting worried.Billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones; Robert Shiller, the Yale University professor who is a co-winner of the Nobel Prize in economic sciences; and DoubleLine C ...

CPR AM and CDP Launch Fund to Fight Global Warming

Building on its commitment to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, CPR AM, a subsidiary of Amundi, is teaming up with CDP to launch a thematic equity fund dedicated to the fight against global warming. “This fund offers investors an innovative investment solution to address climate- ...