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CDPQ's 2019 Annual Report

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) just released its 2019 Annual Report:Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) today released its Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2019, a little later than usual due to the exceptional situation related to COVID‑19. In addition ...

Episode 4: The Lights are Out in the Travel Sector – Will They Ever Go Back On?

Many sectors have been impacted by the pandemic, but none more completely than the travel sector. One week is was functioning at full capacity, and then the next the lights had completely gone out, or so it seems. When they go back on, they will shine on a completely different sector, one is which ...

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 d ...

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 ...

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 ...

The End of CDPQ's Bombardier Saga?

On Monday, CDPQ announced it has become Alstom’s largest shareholder following the announced acquisition of Bombardier Transportation: CDPQ’s total investment in Alstom will amount up to €2.78 billion (CAD 4.0 billion) At the transaction’s closing, CDPQ will hold around 18% of Alstom’ ...

US Congressman Goes After CalPERS's CIO

Alexandra Alper of Reuters reports that a US lawmaker is calling for the ouster of CalPERS CIO over China ties:A U.S. Republican lawmaker on Wednesday urged California to fire the chief investment officer of its public pension fund, the nation’s largest, citing what he called the CIO’s “long ...

Building a Mature High-performing ML Team

How to Build a Mature Machine Learning Organization Madalin Mihailescu | Applied Artificial Intelligence The Georgian Impact team adds value ...

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 ...