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Funds team up on G7 priorities

A group of institutional investors are collaborating to address the G7 priorities of climate change, gender inequality and the infrastructure gap, agreeing to commit resources and expertise.
In Conversation

In-house not for
every house: WSIB

While the trend for most large institutional investors is to insource asset management, the $85-billion Washington State Investment Board (WSIB) has decided to take a different path. Much-cited CEM Benchmarking research shows that funds with internal-management platforms are better performers after cost, and this is largely driven by the lower costs of internal management. Many […]
Investor Profile

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 […]
Private Equity

OMERS uses patient capital for life cycle venture investing

OMERS has will capitalise on its ability to invest for the long-term and use the newly-launched venture capital arm to invest directly in the entire life cycle of a project. OMERS Ventures, which will be the avenue for the fund to invest directly in venture rather than through funds, is predicated on funding through the […]
News

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 […]
Investor Profile

OMERS aims for total in-house

By 2015, OMERS expects to be managing all its investments in-house, with each business unit doubling in size in the process. Amanda White spoke to chief investment officer Michael Latimer (pictured), about the plans to make the pension fund an investment house of choice for investors, investment targets and investment professionals.
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