Aug 11 (Reuters) - Caisse de depot et Placement du Quebec (CDPQ), Canada's second-biggest public pension fund, reported an average return on its investments of 5 percent in the first half of 2017, compared with a 2 percent rise in 2016.
CDPQ, which manages pension plans in the mostly French-speaking province of Quebec, said its net assets grew to C$286.5 billion ($225.82 billion), compared with C$270.7 billion at the end of 2016.
For all of 2016, CDPQ achieved an average return of 7.6 percent.
($1 = 1.2687 Canadian dollars)
Reporting by Matt Scuffham in Toronto and Ahmed Farhatha in Bengaluru; Editing by Martina D'Couto