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 ...

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, ...

Kolivakis: Time To Tear Down Private Equity’s “Iron Curtain”

Leo Kolivakis runs the blog Pension Pulse, which tightly covers the world of pensions and investments. Kolivakis recently commented on Gretchen Morgenson’s New York Times story, “Behind Private Equity’s Curtain”. Here’s what he had to say: There is still way too much secrecy in the private equity industry, and much of this is deliberate so ...
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