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.
SIMON MUMMESeptember 8, 2010
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.
Amanda WhiteApril 6, 2010
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.
Amanda WhiteMarch 29, 2010
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.
Amanda WhiteNovember 10, 2009