US - The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) is in search of a manager to provide index fund products for six of its trust funds.
CANADA - Canadian pension funds kept mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the country afloat in the third quarter, according to PwC.
CANADA - The nascent Canadian longevity risk transfer market could hit $20bn by 2020, Swiss Re finds.
US - Telecommunications companies AT&T and Verizon Communications could face increased pension payments next year as their liabilities soar to a combined $73.2bn, according to an analyst note from Bernstein Research, a unit of AllianceBernstein.
CANADA/US - Teachers' Private Capital, a unit of the C$107.5bn ($106.4bn) Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, and the $37.3bn Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois have made equity investments to finance company NXT Capital.
CANADA - Canadian pensions marked their lowest quarterly returns since the start of the financial crisis on the back of world-wide market uncertainty, said RBC Dexia.
CANADA - CPP Investment Board (CPPIB) and Oxford Properties, the real estate arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, have teamed up to build the Royal Bank of Canada's new Toronto headquarters.
US - Rupert Murdoch and other News Corporation directors face opposition from corporate governance advisory firm ISS which advised shareholders to vote against their re-elections to the board.
CANADA - The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) has launched a new venture capital arm that will play "a unique role in the industry" by providing funding to North American companies throughout their investment lifecycle.
The aggregate deficit of S&P 1500 pension plans increased by $134bn in September, reaching a "post-World War II high", Mercer claims.
CANADA/US - The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan has completed its acquisition of a majority stake in Flexera Software.
US - Acadian Asset Management has named Ronald Frashure chairman and Churchill Franklin, chief executive, after a restructure of the firm's top ranks.
CANADA/US - Canada Pension Plan Investment Board CPPIB) has entered a joint venture with General Growth Properties to acquire a stake in two US shopping malls.
CANADA - The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP) has signed up to the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment Initiative (PRI).
US/CANADA - McGraw-Hill, owner of ratings agency Standard & Poor's, has agreed to divide itself into two separate entities following demands from shareholders including the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan.
CANADA - The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has invested C$200m ($201m) in local insurer Industrial Alliance, Insurance and Financial Services as part of its strategy to invest more heavily in Québec-based companies.
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US - Private equity giant Carlyle Group has confirmed its plans to go public.
GERMANY/US - German insurer Allianz has announced a restructure of its asset management business that gives subsidiary PIMCO, the world's largest bond manager, more freedom around distribution of its products.
CANADA/UK - The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) has closed on its previously announced acquisition of V.Group for $520m.
CANADA - Two pension funds have filed a C$6.5bn ($6.5bn) class action lawsuit against China-based timber company Sino-Forest and its auditor Ernst & Young.
CANADA/JAPAN - The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Global Logistic Properties (GLP) have formed a joint venture to invest in the country's logistics network.
CANADA - The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has returned 3.6% in the first half of the year bringing total assets to C$157.9bn ($160.6bn), but officials showed caution over the state of the economy going forward.
CANADA - The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) has acquired a 7.4 acre multi-purpose site in Toronto including a conference hall, office space, hotel and parking.