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  1. Former Canadian finance minister dies

    trueJim Flaherty, former finance minister of Canada, died Thursday. He was 64.

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  1. OPTrust investments return 11.7% for 2013

    trueOPTrust, which manages assets of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union Pension Plan, on Wednesday said its investments returned 11.7% in 2013, up from 10.1% a year earlier.

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  2. Ontario Teachers to vote against Coca-Cola compensation and equity plans

    trueOntario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Toronto, will vote against Coca-Cola Co.’s 2014 executive compensation and equity plan, according to the C$140.8 billion (US$128.9 billion) plan’s website.

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  3. Marquest Asset Management chooses Cassels as subadviser

    trueMarquest Asset Management hired Cassels Investment Management as subadviser of the C$205 million (US$188 million) Marquest Monthly Pay Fund and the C$3 million Marquest Monthly Pay Fund (Corporate Class), effective Tuesday.

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  4. Manitoba Teachers Retirement names new CEO

    trueDenise Kehler was named president and CEO of the C$3.1 billion (US$2.8 billion) Manitoba Teachers’ Retirement Allowances Fund, Winnipeg.

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  5. Canadian pension funds in good shape at end of Q1, reports show

    trueTwo reports on Canadian defined benefit plan funding painted slightly different but still fairly positive pictures for the first quarter.

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  6. Ontario Teachers chalks up 10.9% return for 2013

    trueOntario Teachers' Pension Plan returned 10.9% on its investments in 2013, helping boost its total assets to C$140.8 billion (US$127.5 billion), according to the pension fund's annual report released Tuesday.

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  7. AMG acquires majority stake in River Road, minority share in EIG

    trueAffiliated Managers Group announced two acquisitions Friday, taking a majority stake in U.S. equity manager River Road Asset Management from Aviva Investors North America and a minority equity stake in EIG Global Energy Partners from EIG management.

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  8. British Columbia Investment Management to set up shop in London

    trueBritish Columbia Investment Management Corp. plans to open an office in London.

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  9. Northern Trust Canada adds 2 senior vice presidents

    trueLloyd Sebastian was named senior vice president and chief risk officer at Northern Trust Canada, and Descia Milinkovich was named senior vice president, institutional sales.

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  10. Ontario Public Service Pension Plan returns 12.5% in 2013

    trueOntario Public Service Pension Plan, Toronto, returned 12.5% on its investments in 2013, vs. 11.9% a year earlier, according to the Ontario Pension Board, which administers the C$21 billion (US$18.8 billion) pension fund.

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  11. New OMERS Ventures exec stays on track

    trueOMERS Ventures, the venture capital arm of the C$65.1 billion (US$58.7 billion) Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, picked up a world-class athlete when it hired a new managing director this month.

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  12. New managing director joins OMERS Ventures

    trueKent Thexton was named managing director at OMERS Ventures, the venture capital investment arm of the C$65.1 billion (US$58.9 billion) Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System.

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  13. Luck of the Irish ... Canadian style

    trueOntario Teachers' Pension Plan is taking a chance on the Irish lottery.

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