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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.
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Funds seed for the future

Two major pension funds from the Netherlands and Canada – ABP and OMERS – have seeded an innovation and technology program to invest in their domestic knowledge economies. Called inkef capital, it has already begun searching for the success stories of the future.

…as management costs creep up on OMERS

The $48.4 billion OMERS, which plans to have 90 per cent of assets directly managed by 2012, increased its investment management expenses in 2009 by 8 per cent, a figure it claims is offset by lower investment operating and third-party manager expenses.

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.

OMERS targets airports in strategic partnership

OMERS Strategic Investments, the investment entity of the $43 billion Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) focused on co-investment opportunities in private markets, has formed a long-term strategic partnership with HAS Development Corporation (HASDC) and Airport Development Corporation (ADC) to pursue airport acquisitions.