Responsible

CDPQ Acquires Plenary Americas

The Australian Financial Review reports that Plenary gets out of North American infrastructure as CDPQ swoops in:Infrastructure investment group Plenary will bid for more projects in Australia and Asia after reaching a deal to sell its North American operations to Canadian pension fund Caisse de dĂ ...

Impact Measurement in Private Equity

Jim Totty and Richard Burrett of Earth Capital sent me a very interesting paper they wrote, Impact Measurement in Private Equity – Cutting through the Complexity:As global capital markets embrace the urgent need for impact investing, private equity is at the forefront of this dramatic change. How ...

Fully Funded OPTrust Gains 11.2% in 2019

OPTrust released its 2019 Funded Status Report stating it will lower its discount rate and remains fully funded for the 11th consecutive year:OPTrust today released its 2019 Funded Status Report, Retirement by Design, which details the Plan’s financial results and fully funded status. Over the ...

The Evolution of ESG

Responsible investing is becoming more mainstream as demand increases for strategies that incorporate ESG factors into their investment process. The drivers come from regulatory pressure, demographic shifts such as the growing influence of millennials, and the greater availability of corporate data ...

A guide to the best robo-advisors in Canada for 2020

The robos are everywhere. What was once a little-known investing tool for tech-savvy investors is now commonplace, with everyone from newbie savers to retired boomers using robo-advisors to help manage their money.  While advisors and traditional fund companies still manage the majority of money i ...

Challenges and opportunities within the ESG space

As consumers, we’re more aware of the environmental and social impact of our consumption than ever before – and today, awareness has an impact on many people’s investment choices.   The growth and attention around ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) investing within investment communi ...

CDPQ Appoints Charles Emond As Its New CEO

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) has appointed Charles Emond as President and Chief Executive Officer:Following a thorough and rigorous selection process, the Board of Directors of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) has appointed Charles Emond as President and Chief E ...

Greenwashing ESG Risks in Emerging Markets?

Hexavest, a boutique investment firm based here in Montreal, recently put out an interesting blog comment where Jo-Annie Pinto, Vice President, Responsible Investing discusses the challenges and intricacies of investing in emerging markets with one of their portfolio managers, Jean-Christophe Lermu ...

CDPQ Appoints Charles Émond As Its New CEO

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) has appointed Charles Émond as President and Chief Executive Officer:Following a thorough and rigorous selection process, the Board of Directors of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) has appointed Charles Émond as President and Chief ...

Threatening Managers Over Climate Risk?

Owen Clark of the Financial Times reports that a large UK pension scheme is threatening managers over climate risk:One of Britain’s largest pension schemes has given its 130 asset managers a two-year deadline to reduce their exposure to climate change or risk being fired.Brunel Pension Partners ...