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Canada Pension Buys Big Stake in European High-Speed Rail

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has acquired a 30 percent stake in Eurostar International, a high-speed rail service that runs between London, Paris and Brussels. Caisse’s stake is reportedly worth $850 million, according to the International Business Times Australia. Caisse purchased the stake from the UK Treasury. More details from IBT: Caisse ...
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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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Video: Caisse CEO Talks Pension’s Transit Partnership

Here’s an interview with Michael Sabia, president and CEO of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. Last month, the pension fund struck a deal to take over public transportation projects, including a light rail system and a bridge. Here, Sabia talks about the partnership and how it came about.
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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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Moody’s Has Concerns About Quebec Pension Taking Over Public Infrastructure Projects

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Canada’s second-largest pension fund, recently reached an agreement to finance, execute and own the province’s new public transit projects. Moody’s views the deal as a credit negative for the pension fund. From Chief Investment Officer: Rating agency Moody’s has outlined concerns it has over a C$4 ...
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