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OMERS Ventures Invests in Extreme Startups

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OMERS Ventures, the venture unit of OMERS, has allocated new capital to seed investments. It recently co-invested with Extreme Venture Partners, Rho Canada Ventures, BlackBerry Partners Fund and BDC in a new startup accelerator program called Extreme Startups.  The amount co-invested by all participants in total was C$ 7 million.  Startup companies in Extreme Startups can receive up to C$ 200,000 of investment: an initial investment of C$ 50,000, with up to C$ 150,000 in a convertible note provided by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC).  Seed companies will also have access to industry partners and collaborators such as Google, Microsoft, Autodesk, RIM, Twitter, and Salesforce.com.

CPPIB Tries Out CLO Equity Tranche Investing with Sound Point Capital

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Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) through its wholly-owned subsidiary, CPPIB Credit Investments Inc. (CPPIB Credit), is broadening its portfolio through new investments in equity tranches of collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) alongside experienced CLO asset managers. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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CalPERS Names Yu Ben Meng as Chief Investment Officer

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The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) announced that Yu Ben Meng has been selected as the pension fund’s new chief investment officer (CIO). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Ontario Nonprofit Network Awards Mandate to OPTrust

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The Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN), a nonprofit network for the 58,000 nonprofits in Ontario, selected OPTrust to manage defined benefit assets. ONN selected OPTrust Select, the new defined benefit solution from OPTrust. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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