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.
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.
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.
CANADA/US - The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan has completed its acquisition of a majority stake in Flexera Software.
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).
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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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.
CANADA - The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) ended the first quarter of fiscal 2012 with net assets of C$153.2bn (US$154bn), an increase of C$5bn from the previous quarter.
CANADA/US - The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has entered the US residential real-estate market with eight separate transactions worth more than $300m.
CANADA/UK - The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) has signed a deal to acquire Scotland-based shipping services company V.Group for $520m.
CANADA/AUSTRALIA/EUROPE - The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan has struck a deal with MAp Airports to exchange its interest in Sydney Airport and a cash payment for MAp's interests in Brussels Airport and Copenhagen Airport.
CANADA/US - The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) has acquired a 41% stake in US asset management firm American Century Investments in a move to increase its international asset management offerings.
CANADA/US - Apax Partners, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board have teamed up to purchase Kinetic Concepts in a $6.3bn deal.
CHILE/CANADA - The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan plans to bid to increase its stakes in two Chilean water utilities.
CANADA - The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System will increase its contribution rate in 2012 as part of a pre-agreed plan for yearly rate hikes in the three years to 2013.