Canadian Public Pension Funds Adjust Portfolios With Multi-Billion Divestments in Secondary Markets

10th November, 2023

Quebec’s public pension fund CDPQ is set to join the federal-level CPP Investments in selling weighty secondary portfolios to free up liquidity towards new priorities.

Canadian Funds OMERS and BCI Accelerate the Private Credit Bandwagon

29th September, 2023

State-owned investors are betting that tighter bank lending will present new opportunities in private credit, with Canadian funds joining their Middle Eastern and Singaporean peers in backing non-bank lending.

Fund of the Month (Sep'23): British Columbia Investment MC (BCI)

1st September, 2023

One of the most active Canadian funds this year so far has been BCI, with several high-profile investments and the expansion of its New York and London offices. In addition, the British Columbia fund was one of the top scorers of our GSR scoreboard, with 96%. We had the great pleasure of speaking with Gordon J. Fyfe, CEO & CIO, about BCI’s latest developments.

Thames Water Crisis Plunges Sovereign Investors in Deep Water

28th June, 2023

The biggest crisis in the UK’s utilities sector has engulfed the country’s biggest water firm, Thames Water, and is challenging the consortium of owners to cough up capital to prevent its collapse.

BCI Notches Up Respectable Returns as it Continues Global Push

27th June, 2023

Canadian provincial pension fund British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI) reported a 3.5% return for FY2022/23 with notably strong performances in infrastructure and emerging markets.

2023 GSR scoring finalized, report to be issued June 30

19th June, 2023

Since 2020, Global SWF has issued an annual assessment of the efforts of state-owned investors, including sovereign wealth funds and public pension funds, around governance, sustainability, and resilience (GSR).

Sovereign Funds Safe from English Water Renationalization, Despite Public Anger

6th June, 2023

The ongoing public unease over sewage pollution in Britain’s rivers is fuelling calls for renationalization of the country’s water utilities, challenging the interests of Asian sovereign wealth funds and Canadian public pension funds.

Canadians Funnel More Capital Into Indian Investment Trusts

26th April, 2023

Canadian public pension funds are planning to funnel US$1 billion of fresh capital into infrastructure investment trusts (InvITs) focusing on renewables and roads.

CDPQ Set to Lead Canadian Tilt to Europe

24th April, 2023

CDPQ’s decision to deploy US$11.2 billion in European private markets via an expanded London-based team follows a trend among Canada’s Maple 8 public pension funds seen in recent years.

State Investors Radically Pare Back Chinese Equity Positions Due to Risk Concerns

20th April, 2023

State-owned investors (SOIs) are dumping their Shanghai-listed A-Shares and rapidly reducing their exposure to Chinese public markets amid rising geopolitical risks and market uncertainty.

Abu Dhabi and Canada Funds Help Drive Indian Road Expansion

19th April, 2023

A leading Indian infrastructure investment trust, Cube Highways Trust, has won the backing of Canadian public pension fund British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI) and Abu Dhabi’s sovereign investor Mubadala as anchor investors in its INR52.2 billion (US$630 million) listing.

Canadian Fund Plans UK and EU infrastructure Push from a New London Base

10th February, 2023

The US$157 billion British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI) has chosen London as its first base of operations outside North America in a bid to ramp up its infrastructure acquisitions in the UK and the EU.

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