Pension Investments

(Sept. 18, 2015) New investment, including funds from the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, means that Lightspeed POS Inc. has raised a total of $126 million (US) for the “increasingly international company that provides point-of-sale technology to retailers,” writes Bertrand Marotte for the Globe and...

(Sept. 17, 2015) The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is planning to acquire a share of an entertainment company that distributes popular products, including The Walking Dead and The Hunger Games, reports the Financial Post. The board plans “to spend more than $288 million to acquire a 17.9 per cent...

(Sept. 15, 2015) Charley Butler is the new vice-president, member experience and innovation, for the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, reports Benefits Canada, reporting to Tracy Abel, senior vice-president, member services. “Butler is responsible for all aspects of service delivery to Teachers’ members,...

(Sept. 11, 2015) Another Canadian pension fund has opened a European office in London, reports the Wall Street Journal. The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is opening its London office, appointing Simon Marc, formerly of Permira, “to spearhead its private equity efforts in the region,” reports The Journal. Marc...

(Sept. 10, 2015) The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is providing $526 million to finance “the extension of a mixed-use property development near Seattle,” reports I&P Real Estate. The board’s wholly-owned subsidiary CPPIB Credit Investments is loaning the money to Kemper Development Company, with the...

(Sept. 8, 2015) NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is pledging fast action on improving retirement security for Canadians if he is elected Prime Minister, reports the National Post. An NDP government would work with provinces to deliver enhanced retirement security rather than going it alone, reports The Post. To do this, he...

(Sept. 8, 2015) The top 300 pension funds in the world are big and getting bigger, “driven by retirement savings in North America and Europe,” reports MSN Money. Add it all together, and the funds have more than $15 trillion in combined assets, three per cent more than they had in 2014, according to a new study. In the...