Our Investment Businesses

Our investment teams around the world have established OMERS as a leading global investor and manager of high-quality assets by taking a long-term view to create value and provide stable returns for our members.

Capital Markets

OMERS Capital Markets invests in companies with strong balance sheets and resilient business models. We partner with leading businesses, operators and best-in-class investors to access investment opportunities on a global basis.

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Private Equity

The Private Equity investment and management arm is focused on identifying direct-control investments. We are successful, long-term, agile, hands-on, global investors seeking partnerships with companies across a broad range of industries, with robust fundamentals, strong management teams and opportunities to grow.

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OMERS Ventures, the venture capital investment arm of OMERS, is a multi-stage investor in growth-oriented, disruptive technology companies across North America and Europe.

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OMERS Growth Equity invests in high-growth companies backed by exceptional entrepreneurs. We partner to create long-term competitive advantage for companies with a commitment to innovation in industries such as health care and technology.

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OMERS Infrastructure is the infrastructure investment advisory and management arm of OMERS. We invest in a high-quality portfolio of core infrastructure businesses that we expect to generate stable and consistent returns. Our approach is to be patient and disciplined stewards of capital, applying long-term principles to manage our core holdings.

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Real Estate

Oxford Properties is one of the world’s premier global real estate investors, developers and managers. Oxford is focused on global gateway cities in Canada, the U.S. and Europe, and its office, retail, industrial, hotel and multi-residential properties welcome over 1.5 million customers every day.

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Backed by excellence in research and analysis

Rigorous research and in-depth analysis are core components of OMERS competitive advantage in delivering superior investment returns. The two major sides of the OMERS investment landscape, public and private market investments, have built substantial research teams with dedicated resources in all major asset classes. 

On the public markets side, OMERS Capital Markets boasts research capabilities to unlock value both within and across public markets. This includes industry-leading teams in: 
  • macroeconomic research and business cycle analysis; 
  • strategic and tactical asset allocation; 
  • fixed income, corporate credit and currencies; and, 
  • fundamental and quantitative equities. 
In addition to driving investment returns, top-notch research combined with a strong internal risk-management competency to deliver optimal portfolio returns within an appropriate level of risk for the OMERS Pension Plan. 

OMERS private market investment entities are equipped to address the complete range of issues encountered in real estate, infrastructure and private equity investing. From macroeconomic research on economic conditions important to asset class performance, to market-specific research on issues such as regulatory regimes, OMERS private investment teams deliver the kind of value-added insights that are critical to sound investment decisions. OMERS private market investment teams have developed significant knowledge and expertise in their specific asset classes. Ongoing collaboration with the research teams on the public markets side ensures a well-rounded research capacity across the OMERS enterprise.

Finally, OMERS partners with world-class external research providers who are employed when necessary to supplement our internal expertise and to ensure best-in-class due diligence is applied to all decisions.