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PIP in to infrastructure

A swathe of UK pension funds is poised to increase its exposure to infrastructure. In a small start, which enthusiasts believe will quickly grow, the Pension Infrastructure Platform (PIP) will launch as a fund in January 2013, targeting £2 billion ($3.24 billion) worth of projects with the backing of around 10 UK pension funds. The […]
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OMERS sharpens strategic focus

OMERS Strategic Investments (OSI) is more than the international co-investment arm of Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS), it is the vehicle which the system uses to shape and implement several key parts of its strategic plan. OSI is one of five investment groups that fit under the OMERS Worldwide brand. The other four groups […]
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Oxford seeks global property opps

Oxford Properties Group – the real estate arm of Canadian pension fund OMERS – has an ambitious growth plan that includes expanding its footprint globally and growing its portfolio of properties to more than $30 billion. Oxford’s president and chief executive Blake Hutcheson (pictured) says that the fund is patiently building out its portfolio of […]
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OMERS a step closer to bringing it all in-house

OMERS continues its drive to bring more of its investment management in-house, recently announcing a major expansion of its investment operations with the launch of a New York investment office. Canada, co-investment, FISOMERS, OMERSAsset Owner:Ontario Municipal Employees' Retirement System (OMERS)Borealis Infrastructure
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OMERS shifts to direct investing privately

As OMERS moves towards its target asset allocation of 53:47 in public/private markets, the private equity division is also undergoing change with a preference for direct investing. Paul Renaud (pictured), president and chief executive of OMERS Private Equity, discusses the transformation. OMERS invests directly in private equity, OMERS Private Equity, Paul RenaudAsset Owner: White is […]
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Canadian funds in co-investment deal

The trend for co-investment in infrastructure has continued in Canada with two large funds, OTPP and OMERS, partnering to purchase the High Speed 1 (HS1), Britain’s only high-speed rail link to the Channel Tunnel. Borealis Infrastructure, Channel Tunnel, Chunnel, HS1 high-speed rail link, infrstructure, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure, OMERS, OTPP, SAESA Group, Scotia Gas Networks, VFMCAsset […]
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OMERS’ new CIO to focus on in-house management

Bringing externally managed funds under the guidance of the internal investment team is a key component of OMERS’ growth plans, with the fund moving to having more direct control over its investments, according to new chief investment officer, Michael Latimer. OMERSAsset Owner:Ontario Municipal Employees' Retirement System (OMERS)Borealis Infrastructure White is responsible for the content across […]
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OMERS overwhelms with underperformance

OMERS Strategic Investments, the investment entity of the C$47 billion ($45 billion) Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) focused on co-investment opportunities in private markets, has dramatically underperformed its benchmark for the year. HAS Development Corporation (HASDC), Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS)Asset Owner: White is responsible for the content across all Conexus Financial’s institutional […]
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