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Ivanhoé Cambridge increasing investment in real estate partnership, PSP Investments selling data centre operator stake

Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, is increasing the size of its investment partnership with Walker…

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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

A story discussing the factors leading employees to delay taking time off and instead engage in ‘quiet vacationing’ was the most-read story this week on…

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  • June 21, 2024 June 20, 2024
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How the investment strategies of the Maple 8 impact the decisions of medium- and small-sized plan sponsors

While many of the investment strategies and resources at the disposal of the Maple 8 — Canada’s eight largest public pension plans that represent more…

B.C.’s Municipal Pension Plan focusing on sustainable investments

Chelsea Kittleson joined British Columbia’s Municipal Pension Plan at a time of change for the investment organization. The MPP’s executive director, who joined the plan…

Caisse investing further in electric vehicle charging network

Shareholders approve Elon Musk’s Tesla pay package, despite objection by institutional investors

A majority (77 per cent) of Tesla Inc. shareholders voted in support of restoring the landmark US$44.9 billion all-stock pay package for chief executive officer…

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  • June 20, 2024 June 20, 2024
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CSSB’s climate risk disclosure standards should align with ISSB’s, with only Canadian-specific modifications: PIAC

The Pension Investment Association of Canada supports closely aligning the Canadian Sustainability Standards Board disclosure standards with the International Sustainability Standards Board’s requirements but recommends it…

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  • June 20, 2024 June 19, 2024
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PSP Investments generates 7.2% annual return, net assets increase to $264.9BN

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board ended its fiscal year on March 31, 2024, generating a net return of 7.2 per cent, up from 4.4…

Ontario DB pension plans’ average solvency ratio increases to 122% in Q1 2024: FSRA

The average projected solvency ratio for Ontario defined benefit pension plans was 122 per cent as of March 31, 2024, up three per cent from…

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  • June 17, 2024 June 13, 2024
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Caisse investing $500MN in National Bank of Canada, backing EV charging station operator

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing $500 million in National Bank of Canada to support its acquisition strategy for Canadian Western…

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  • June 14, 2024 June 13, 2024
  • 15:00

Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article detailing a stark increase in the use of obesity medications among Canadian employer-sponsored benefits plan members was the most-read article on BenefitsCanada.com this…

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  • June 14, 2024 June 13, 2024
  • 09:00
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Canadian fixed income outperforms amid improving interest rate landscape: report

Canadian-based fixed income assets rallied in the first quarter of 2024 as the likelihood of interest rate cuts from global central authorities increases, according to…

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  • June 13, 2024 June 12, 2024
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OSFI launching consultation on climate change risks to pensions, financial institutions

CIA calling on financial organizations to include effects of climate change in risk projections

Unique natural events caused by the effects of climate change need to be considered in a financial organization’s risk analysis, according to a new report…

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UPP generates net return of 10.2% in 2023, net assets increase to $11.7BN

The University Pension Plan generated a net return of 10.2 per cent in 2023, up from a 9.1 per cent loss in 2022, according to…

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  • June 12, 2024 June 12, 2024
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Medicus Pension Plan reports 158% funded status at start of 2024

The Medicus Pension Plan, a defined benefit multi-employer pension plan designed exclusively for incorporated physicians in Canada, reported a funded status of 158 per cent…

Coverage of the 2024 Global Investment Conference

On April 10-12, the Canadian Investment Review hosted a group of delegates, including defined benefit plan sponsors, asset managers and academics, in Alberta for the 2024 Global…

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  • June 10, 2024 June 6, 2024
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2024 Global Investment Conference: How institutional investors can leverage their influence with stewardship goals

Active ownership, accompanied by a concrete set of stewardship goals, is critical for long-term value creation, said Delaney Greig, director of investor stewardship at the…

2024 Global Investment Conference: A look at evolving retirement trends

During a panel discussion at the Canadian Investment Review’s 2024 Global Investment Conference in April, three pension plan sponsors shared their perspective on plan design…

Editorial: What a difference four years makes

Four years ago, as the coronavirus pandemic entered its third month, I unknowingly — and unwittingly — took my first steps towards a new chapter…

Coverage of the 2024 DC Plan Summit

At the 2024 Defined Contribution Plan Summit, which was hosted in Vancouver on Feb. 27-29, attendees learned about the various challenges and solutions for DC…

2024 Global Investment Conference: Technology, health-care innovations providing institutional investors with alpha

Institutional investors are navigating two massive innovations, namely artificial intelligence and artificial incretins, said Jennifer O’Hara Martin, global equity portfolio specialist at T. Rowe Price, during the…

2024 Global Investment Conference: Emerging markets providing opportunities for institutional investors

It’s the right time for institutional investors to commit allocations to the emerging markets asset class, said Andrew Ness, portfolio manager of emerging markets equity…

2024 Global Investment Conference: Institutional investors finding opportunity in Japan’s equity market resurgence

Japan’s equity market is a growth jurisdiction once again, said Olga Bitel, partner and global strategist at William Blair, during the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2024…

Report finds infrastructure investments at the centre of energy transition roadmap

Institutional investors are at the forefront of an infrastructure overhaul expected to be worth more than $100 trillion, which will be crucial for global energy…

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  • June 10, 2024 June 11, 2024
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2024 Global Investment Conference: Comparing clean energy landscapes across North America and Europe

To reach 2050 net-zero targets, investment volume in U.S. and European clean power markets has to be scaled on an annualized basis from now until…

2024 Global Investment Conference: Canadian real estate pressures increasing demand for rental market investments

If Canadians aren’t able to access single-family housing, then by necessity they have to move to rentals, said Aaron Pittman, senior vice-president and head of…

2024 Global Investment Conference: How institutional investors can re-think active management to add value, generate alpha

An active manager only adds value for clients through three distinct ways: interpreting information through their research and decision-making, the way they manage risk through…

Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on the federal government’s national pharmacare bill receiving approval in the House of Commons was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com this week. Here…

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  • June 7, 2024 June 6, 2024
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Issuance of emerging market green bonds expected to reach US$240BN by 2025: report

The issuance of emerging market green bonds linked to sustainability and social factors is expected to grow at an annual rate of 7.1 per cent…

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  • June 6, 2024 June 6, 2024
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2024 Global Investment Conference: Global energy interests posing challenges to institutional investors’ net-zero targets

Global powerhouses China and India will continue to heavily bet in oil and gas opportunities due to projected demand, despite the global push for green…

2024 Global Investment Conference: Global risk assessment in need of a change

The conventional assessment of global risk needs to consider the dynamic correlation between geopolitical and economical risks, said Radhika Desai, professor at the department of…

Canadian pension funds invest $2.6 billion in Asia-Pacific region in 2023: report

Canadian pension funds invested $2.6 billion in the Asia-Pacific region in 2023, according to a new report by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. It…

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  • June 3, 2024 June 3, 2024
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Financial market regulators establish committee to implement total cost reporting plan

The Joint Forum of Financial Market Regulators is establishing a committee to help implement its total cost reporting plan. The plan aims to increase investor…

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  • December 15, 2023 December 15, 2023
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Men more likely than women to report reduced stress due to financial wellness programs: survey

More than a quarter (28 per cent) of male employees in the U.S. report a reduction in their stress levels due to their employer’s financial…

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  • September 25, 2023 September 22, 2023
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Alberta deserves more than half CPP assets if it exits program: report

A report commissioned by the Alberta government estimates the province would be entitled to more than half the assets of the Canada Pension Plan if it…

2024 Global Investment Conference: How the risk-return proposition can help portfolios perform well in a variety of market conditions

It’s important for institutional investors to view risk mitigation as a way to improve the risk-return proposition and not as a way to express a…

CPPIB CEO defends current Canadian investment structure, respects rights of Alberta to consider CPP exit

In an open letter, John Graham, president and chief executive officer at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, defended the the investment organization’s current exposure…

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  • June 7, 2024 June 6, 2024
  • 15:00

Pension fund investments support increased productivity at investee companies: report

Firms that are backed by pension fund investments report increases in employee productivity of between three per cent and five per cent, according to a…

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  • May 31, 2024 May 31, 2024
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2024 Global Investment Conference: How institutional investors are navigating developed, emerging market trends

During a panel at the Canadian Investment Review’s 2024 Global Investment Conference in April, three key thought leaders representing defined benefit pension plan sponsors shared…

2023 Defined Benefit Investment Forum: Can institutional investors expect a recession in 2024?

The “most widely anticipated recession in history” could arrive in 2024, said Eric Lascelles, chief economist at RBC Global Asset Management, during the keynote session…

Coverage of the 2023 Defined Benefit Investment Forum

On Dec. 6, the Canadian Investment Review hosted its annual Defined Benefit Investment Forum. With the close of a year marred by financial fragility and global…