La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is a long-term institutional investor that manages funds primarily for public pension and insurance plans. As one of Canada’s leading institutional fund managers, La Caisse invests in major financial markets, private equity, infrastructure and real estate, globally. The Caisse serves 40 depositors, primarily public and private pension and insurance funds in Québec. In addition to managing their funds, the Caisse provides investment consulting services to all its depositors. As at June 30, 2018, its depositors’ net assets totalled C$308 billion ($236 billion). The Caisse is committee d to acting in a fiduciary spirit to provide long-term, risk-adjusted, liability-driven returns to its depositors. The Caisse implements a diversification strategy to increase the value of its clients’ funds. It invests in financial markets in Québec, elsewhere in Canada, and around the world, in various types of assets, and in all economic sectors. The Caisse’s foreign investment strategy is based on partnership, particularly in private equity and real estate. This approach helps to minimise the risks related to investing and opens the door to a wide range of business opportunities and large-scale international projects.
It is difficult to see how the world will cap emissions in line with the Paris agreement unless asset owners drive change, aligning their portfolios to net zero and demanding more from their managers, delegates at PRI in Person heard.
Sarah RundellSeptember 12, 2019
Regulatory proposals announced in April mean that in October foreign investors will be able to buy the top shares listed on the Chinese mainland stock exchange within annual quota limits. The momentum of market liberalisation is such that MSCI is considering using such A shares in its emerging market indices, a move that will take Chinese […]
David RowleyJune 6, 2014
Two of the world’s biggest institutional investors have recently made significant forays into Australian infrastructure, seeing opportunities in the country across a wide array of assets. Canada’s second largest pool of pension assets, la Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (the Caisse), has made a $139.2-million investment in five projects. Macky Tall, the fund’s […]
SAM RILEYAugust 29, 2012