OMERS Bucks Trends With Positive 2022 Return, But Lags Peers in Multi-Year Yields

28th February, 2023

Canadian public pension fund Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) reported a 4.2% return in 2022, notching up C$4.9 billion (US$3.6 billion) in investment gains.

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Canadian Funds’ War for Talent

11th January, 2023

On Monday, the Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo), the province’s US$ 129 billion manager of pension and sovereign capital, announced the appointment of David Scudellari as Senior Executive Managing Director, and Head of International Investments. David served for seven years at the US$ 185 billion Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) where he opened the New York office; built a US$ 22 billion global credit business, and acted as interim CFO and Head of Credit and Private Equity. The poaching seemed amicable, and shortly after the announcement, AIMCo and PSP announced a new agreement that will allow AIMCo leverage PSP’s private credit origination capabilities, which David built.

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GIC’s P3 European Logistics Platform Set to Reach US$9bn

3rd January, 2023

The completion of a tender award for the first logistics area at the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport City to P3 Group will help raise the value of GIC’s European logistics real estate platform to around US$9 billion in 2023, securing its place as one of Europe’s biggest logistics investors.

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OMERS and ADIA on Track to Take Control of Europe's Leading Railcar Lessor

27th December, 2022

The infrastructure arm of one of Canada’s leading public pension funds, OMERS, has raised its stake in Europe’s leading freight railcar lessor in a clear move to bolster its strong position in European transport infrastructure.

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Canadian Pension Funds Ride the Wave of Life Science Real Estate Investments

20th October, 2022

Norway’s US$1.2 trillion sovereign wealth fund manager Norges Bank (NBIM) and the US$185 billion Canadian Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP) have kicked off their GBP1.5 billion UK life science real estate partnership with an acquisition in the university city of Cambridge.

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Waiting for the Bubble to Burst? Funds Prepare to Pour Billions into Asian Real Estate

5th October, 2022

Sovereign wealth and public pension funds are limbering up for a race for Asian real estate acquisitions, but are biding their time in anticipation of snapping up bargains amid signs of a market downturn.

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Canadian Funds Divest US Road Asset as they Tilt Towards Asian and European Infra

14th September, 2022

Canadian public pension funds CPP Investments and Ontario’s OMERS have cashed in their investment in Skyway Concession Company (SCC) at twice the value they invested, supporting the idea that infrastructure is a hedge against volatility in more liquid assets, such as public equities.

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Sovereign Investors Undaunted by Indian Renewables Setback

6th September, 2022

The slump in New York-listed Azure Power’s stock value has cast a pall over strategy of state-owned investors who have sunk million in the Indian renewables sector.

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European Infra Push: Emirati Funds Target Greece, Canadians Aim at Germany

30th August, 2022

Emirati and Canadian funds are following a similar pattern in Europe, pledging big capital injections in infrastructure following top-level bilateral diplomacy.

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Saudi Arabia’s PIF Seeks to Land Jumbo British Airport Acquisition

10th August, 2022

Saudi Arabia’s rapidly growing Public Investment Fund (PIF) could become the biggest shareholder in the UK’s busiest airport if it goes ahead with the acquisition of Ferrovial’s 25% stake.

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NIIF Drives Road Investment in India

20th July, 2022

India’s quasi sovereign wealth fund, the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), has announced the acquisition of an equity stake in the Navayuga Quazigund Expressway Private Limited (NQEPL) through its Master Fund at an enterprise value of around US$380 million.

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State Investors Wary of Venture Capital Amid Inflation Risks

8th July, 2022

After two years of frenetic activity in venture capital, sovereign wealth funds and public pension funds have stepped on the brakes as the effects of the Ukraine crisis threaten to upset the post-pandemic recovery.

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