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Pension Pulse: Caisse’s High-Speed Push Into Infrastructure

Last week, Canada’s Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec acquired a 30 percent stake in Eurostar International, a high-speed rail service that runs between London, Paris and Brussels. The deal came just months after Caisse partnered with Quebec’s government to take over some of the province’s major infrastructure projects. Leo Kolivakis ...
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Pension Pulse: Diving Deeper Into Caisse’s Big 2014

The median U.S. public pension fund returned 6.8 percent in 2014. But north of the border, one of Canada’s largest public funds blew that figure away. Caisse de depot et Placement du Quebec, Canada’s second-largest pension fund, posted investment returns of 12 percent in 2014, nearly doubling the returns of its U.S. peers. Over at Pension Pulse, ...
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Kolivakis: Can the Caisse Make Money on Public Transit?

Pension360 has covered the fascinating partnership between Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and the province’s public transit system. But some observers – including Moody’s – have doubts that the partnership will prove fruitful for Caisse. Over at Pension Pulse, Leo Kolivakis has thrown his expertise into the ring. In a post on Monday, ...
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Leo Kolivakis on Paying Pension Executives

This week, the Financial Times released a list of the highest-paid pension CEOs, and interviewed observers from several corners who criticized the high compensation totals. On Wednesday, Leo Kolivakis of Pension Pulse weighed in on pension executive pay in an extensive piece. The post is re-printed below. _____________________________________  By ...
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Kolivakis Weighs In On Canada Pensions’ Clean Energy Bet

This week, two Canadian pension funds — the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board – teamed up with Spanish bank Banco Santandar S.A. to manage a $2 billion portfolio of renewable energy assets. Leo Kolivakis of the Pension Pulse blog weighed in on the clean energy bet in a post on Wednesday. The ...
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