Much Ado About CPPIB’s Quarterly Results?

Leo Kolivakis is a blogger, trader and independent senior pension and investment analyst. This post was originally published at Pension Pulse. Jacqueline Nelson of the Globe and Mail reports, Volatile markets shake CPPIB results: The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board reported a decline in Canada Pension Plan assets to $298.1-billion in its third ...

Sabia Defends Caisse’s REM Project?

Leo Kolivakis is a blogger, trader and independent senior pension and investment analyst. This post was originally published at Pension Pulse. Michael Sabia, president and CEO of la Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, wrote an op-ed for all the major Quebec newspapers including the Montreal Gazette, REM electric train: A Montreal of the possible: There’s ...

bcIMC Acquires European Credit Fund?

Leo Kolivakis is a blogger, trader and independent senior pension and investment analyst. This post was originally published at Pension Pulse. Kirk Falconer of PE Hub Network reports, bcIMC to acquire European credit business Hayfin from PE owners: Hayfin Capital Management LLP, a European private debt investment firm, has agreed to be acquired by ...

The Big Push To Insource Pension Assets?

Leo Kolivakis is a blogger, trader and independent senior pension and investment analyst. This post was originally published at Pension Pulse. Back in early December, Aliya Ram of the FT reported, Danish pension fund halves outsourced money: Denmark’s biggest pension fund has halved the amount of money it outsources to external asset managers over ...

Harvard’s Endowment Adopts Yale’s Model?

Leo Kolivakis is a blogger, trader and independent senior pension and investment analyst. This post was originally published at Pension Pulse. Alvin Powell of the Harvard Gazette reports, Course change for Harvard Management Company: Explaining that challenging investment times demand “we adapt to succeed,” the new head of the Harvard Management ...

Canada Has No Private Equity Game?

Leo Kolivakis is a blogger, trader and independent senior pension and investment analyst. This post was originally published at Pension Pulse. Tawfik Hammoud and Vinay Shandal of BCG recently wrote an op-ed for the Globe and Mail, Canada needs to work on its private-equity game: When you look at who attended last week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, ...

Elite Hedge Funds Shafting Clients on Fees?

Leo Kolivakis is a blogger, trader and independent senior pension and investment analyst. This post was originally published at Pension Pulse. Lawrence Delevingne of Reuters reports, Struggling hedge funds still expense bonuses, bar tabs: Investors are starting to sour on the idea of reimbursing hedge funds for multi-million dollar trader bonuses, ...

Sabia Departs Davos With More Questions?

Leo Kolivakis is a blogger, trader and independent senior pension and investment analyst. This post was originally published at Pension Pulse. This is a bilingual comment, bear with me, I will translate the key points below. Julien Arsenault of La Presse Canadienne reports, Sabia repart de Davos avec beaucoup d’interrogations: Que ce soit en ...

All Roads Lead to Dallas?

Leo Kolivakis is a blogger, trader and independent senior pension and investment analyst. This post was originally published at Pension Pulse. Jonathan Rochford, portfolio manager at Narrow Road Capital, wrote a guest comment for ValueWalk, The Dallas Pension Fiasco Is Just the Beginning (h/t, Jim Leech): The recent blow-up of the Dallas Police and ...

Ontario Teachers’ Eyes New Tack?

Leo Kolivakis is a blogger, trader and independent senior pension and investment analyst. This post was originally published at Pension Pulse. Jacqueline Nelson of the Globe and Mail reports, Teachers eyes new tack after 25 years: Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan first began to lead the Canadian pension funds’ shift from sleepy, passive investors ...
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