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Ontario Municipal Pension Buys $227 Million Paris Office Building

Oxford Properties Group, the real estate arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS), has completed the $227 million purchase of Paris office building, according to the Wall Street Journal. The pension fund is make nearly $800 million worth of investments in Paris over the next three years. More from the Wall Street Journal: Oxford, ...
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Video: Canadian Plans Push Back Against Proposed Regulations

Three of Ontario’s pension plans — the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP), the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan — are protesting a section of a new Act that would place pension plans under the regulatory power of a newly-created securities regulator. Pension plans ...
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Pension Funds Look to Place Bets on Shipping Recovery

Some pension funds are thinking of buying a boat. More specifically, they are weighing investments in the shipping industry, which some observers say is due for a recovery. If the industry does rebound, pension funds want to be among the beneficiaries. But they are treading these waters carefully. Reported by Reuters: Pension funds, squeezed by low ...
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Lessons In Infrastructure Investing From Canada’s Pensions

Canada’s pension plans were among the first in the world to invest in infrastructure, and they remain the most prominent investors in the asset class. Are there any lessons to be learned from Canada when it comes to infrastructure investing? Georg Inderst, Principal of Inderst Advisory, thinks so. In a recent paper in the Rotman International Journal ...
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Canada Pension Fund Begins $1.3 Billion Spending Spree on Paris Real Estate

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) has made its first investment in what’s likely to be a line of many in Paris real estate. The first purchase: a $337 million office building in central Paris. The pension fund says it plans to invest another $850 million in Paris real estate over the next three years. Reported by the Financial ...
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