The biggest global funds should all be monitoring their investments in illiquid assets, according to the head of Canada's largest pension fund.
Mark Machin, chief executive officer of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, discusses portfolio diversification and the outlook for private equity and venture capital markets. He also comments on ESG investing.
The entrepreneurial ecosystem is booming in major cities in Canada, thanks to government incentives, a growing tech talent pool and access to venture capital.
Canada ranks third in venture capital dollars invested, but businesses that rely exclusively on the U.S. and other foreign funding in their series A round raise more money than Canadian-financed firms.
Venture capital investment in Canadian technology companies sustained a robust pace in the second quarter of 2019, with $1.4 billion deployed across 153 financings.
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Energy and environmental companies captured the largest share of dollar flows in 2018, or 33 percent. Information technology and media companies took the largest share of deals, or 16 percent.
Canada's venture capital market broke records in 2018, its ninth straight year of growth. The milestones included the most financings sized $100 million or more.
Montreal-based companies raised $399 million in venture capital during the first quarter of 2018 -- more than companies in any other Canadian city -- according to a report released by PwC Canada and market research company CB Insights.