Pension Pulse

Leo Kolivakis is an independent senior economist and pension and investment analyst with years of experience working on the buy and sell-side. He has researched and invested in traditional and alternative asset classes at two of the largest public pension funds in Canada, the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (Caisse) and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments). He's also consulted the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada on the governance of the Federal Public Service Pension Plan (2007) and been invited to speak at the Standing Committee on Finance (2009) and the Senate Standing Committee on Banking, Commerce and Trade (2010) to discuss Canada's pension system.

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The Caisse's New Real Estate Chief

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) just announced that Daniel Fournier will soon retire as the CEO of Ivanhoé Cambridge, the Caisse's massive real estate subsidiary, and will be replaced by Nathalie Palladitchef who is currently...

Top Funds' Activity in Q2 2019

Vincent Bielski, Melissa Karsh, Brandon Kochkodin and Paul Murray of Bloomberg report the world's biggest hedge funds piled into Uber and sold Microsoft, among other big moves during the second quarter:The world’s biggest hedge funds anointed a c...

CPPIB's Assets Top $400 Billion in Fiscal Q1

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) just announced that it ended its first quarter of fiscal 2020 on June 30, 2019, with net assets of $400.6 billion, compared to $392.0 billion at the end of the previous quarter: Highlights: Net assets...

OTPP's Hiring Spree in Asia and Europe?

Simon Jessop of Reuters reports that Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan plans a hiring spree in Asia and Europe:Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, one of the world's biggest pension funds, plans to hire "extensively" in Asia and Europe over the next two ye...

Michael Sabia Gets Real on Real Assets

Jennifer Thompson of the Financial Times recently wrote a nice profile on Michael Sabia, CDPQ's President & CEO, reaching growth with ‘real assets’:Changes in leadership in the investment industry rarely make headlines beyond the financial pres...