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Ontario Teachers’ planning 45% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2025

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is setting new targets to accompany its plan to tackle climate change and curb greenhouse gas emissions tied to its multi-billion dollar…

ACPM calling on OSFI to address funding asymmetry in DB pension regulation

The Association of Canadian Pension Management is calling on the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions to address funding asymmetry in its approach to…

  • By: Staff
  • September 21, 2021 September 21, 2021
  • 09:00
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AIMCo majority-owned pipeline welcomes new investors, Ivanhoé Cambridge forms real estate joint venture

Eight Indigenous groups and an Alberta-based energy company are becoming the co-owners of a pipeline in which the Alberta Investment Management Corp. has a majority…

  • By: Staff
  • September 20, 2021 September 20, 2021
  • 15:00

Bâtirente appointing Éric Filion as CEO

Bâtirente is naming Éric Filion (pictured) as chief executive officer, effective Oct. 6. He’ll take over the position from Daniel Simard, who is retiring after 25…

  • By: Staff
  • September 17, 2021 September 20, 2021
  • 09:00

Do large public pension funds need more third-party investment reviews?

When the coronavirus pandemic shook up the investment landscape last spring, Canadian pension funds were also jostled by the shock wave, with the Alberta Investment…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • September 17, 2021 September 16, 2021
  • 08:56

How can pension plan sponsors help women hit their retirement readiness stride?

Preparing financially for retirement is a marathon filled with many obstacles along the way to a constantly shifting finish line. Even in 2021, female employees…

UPP building on jointly governed pension model with a pandemic launch

When the University Pension Plan officially launched in July 2021, it did so with Barbara Zvan as its inaugural president and chief executive officer. Fresh…

PSP joins CPPIB as signatory on DEI pledge

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is becoming a signatory on a diversity, equity and inclusion pledge. The pension fund joined 179 investment organizations in…

  • By: Staff
  • September 16, 2021 September 16, 2021
  • 12:45
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Improving business outcomes top priority for investment organizations focusing on DEI: survey

A third of investment organizations participating in the CFA Institute’s recent diversity, equity and inclusion program said they’ve trained between 81 and 99 per cent…

  • By: Staff
  • September 16, 2021 September 15, 2021
  • 12:00
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CPPIB-backed sports entertainment stock rebounds after disastrous Nasdaq debut

A sport data intelligence and entertainment provider backed by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is seeing its stock price recover following a disastrous first…

  • By: Staff
  • September 16, 2021 September 16, 2021
  • 11:40

UPP naming CIO, senior managing director of private markets

The University Pension Plan is appointing Aaron Bennett (pictured left) as its first chief investment officer. In his new role, Bennett will be responsible for establishing an…

  • By: Staff
  • September 16, 2021 September 17, 2021
  • 10:30

Trusteed pension funds’ assets valued at $2.1T in Q1: StatsCan

The market value of assets held by Canadian trusteed pension funds totalled $2.1 trillion at the end of the first quarter, according to new data…

  • By: Staff
  • September 16, 2021 September 16, 2021
  • 09:32

HOOPP appointing Michael Wissell as chief investment officer

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is appointing Michael Wissell as its chief investment officer. Prior to the new role, Wissell was the plan’s senior…

  • By: Staff
  • September 16, 2021 September 15, 2021
  • 09:00

Ontario Teachers’ abstains from vote to re-elect female board member

To push for greater female representation on a corporate board, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan withheld its support for the re-election of a female board…

AIMCo, Alberta Teachers’ investment agreement aligning interests of both organizations

The Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund said its new agreement with the Alberta Investment Management Corp. is aligning the best interests of both organizations, following several…

  • By: Staff
  • September 14, 2021 September 14, 2021
  • 12:00

TTC Pension Plan naming Anthony Tang portfolio manager of public markets

The Toronto Transit Commission Pension Plan is naming Anthony Tang as its portfolio manager of public markets. In the new role, Tang will oversee about…

  • By: Staff
  • September 7, 2021 September 7, 2021
  • 13:29

DC pension members prioritizing remuneration, ESG resolutions: survey

Governance-related resolutions are receiving more overall votes from defined contribution pension plan members, but environmental issues are more engaging on a vote-per-measure basis, according to…

  • By: Staff
  • September 14, 2021 September 14, 2021
  • 12:00

ESG integration hampered by pension plan sponsors, uncertainty around fiduciary duties: research paper

Board and executive-level efforts to integrate environmental, social and governance issues into pension plans’ investment strategies are frequently thwarted by unclear guidance from plan sponsors…

  • By: Staff
  • September 2, 2021 September 2, 2021
  • 09:00

Positive DC plan investment outlook, returns may fuel early retirements: report

After the market rollercoaster ride of 2020, investors’ expectations have shifted considerably, and many are now looking for returns of 10.6 per cent above inflation…

  • By: Staff
  • August 17, 2021 August 17, 2021
  • 09:00

Two decades of low inflation push DB pensions toward alternative investments: Bank of Canada

Canada’s defined benefit plans are allocating more to alternative investments as a result of a two-decade period of low inflation, according to a new study…

  • By: Staff
  • August 31, 2021 August 31, 2021
  • 09:00

CPPIB investing in oilfield drilling company, Caisse in SAP firm

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing about $12.825 million in common shares of a Calgary-based oil and gas infrastructure service provider. The pension…

  • By: Staff
  • August 17, 2021 August 16, 2021
  • 09:00

Sounding Board: Tips for evaluating a target-date fund

Since target-date funds were introduced to the Canadian market in the early 2000s, they’ve become the dominant investment choice for defined contribution pension plan members.…

Ontario Teachers’ investing in Australian insurance distributor

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is investing in an Australian insurance distribution company. The pension fund acquired a 33.4 per cent stake in Greenstone and…

  • By: Staff
  • September 14, 2021 September 14, 2021
  • 14:16

Ontario Teachers’ appoints Avid Larizadeh-Duggan to spearhead TIP expansion in EMEA

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is appointing entrepreneur and venture capitalist Avid Larizadeh-Duggan to serve as the managing director of its Teachers’ Innovation Platform in…

  • By: Staff
  • September 9, 2021 September 9, 2021
  • 13:30

PSP buys out majority co-investor in U.K. rail company, BCI sells share in property portfolio

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is buying a majority stake in a passenger rail sector business it’s been invested in for the past 13…

  • By: Staff
  • September 9, 2021 September 9, 2021
  • 12:59

AIMCo investing in Australian agriculture firm, CPPIB in cloud-based storage developer

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is investing in an Australian agricultural company. The AIMCo and Australian investment management firm New Forests Ltd. will co-own Lawson…

  • By: Staff
  • September 7, 2021 September 7, 2021
  • 13:00

Pensions in position to off load risks: expert

“Plans are, for the first time in a long time, in a position to off-load risk,” says Murray Wright, one of the contributors to LifeWorks…

Majority of climate-themed equity funds out of alignment with Paris Agreement: report

The majority of climate-themed equity funds offer only marginal benefits compared to the broader market, according to a new report by the London-based think tank…

CPPIB, Ontario Teachers’ among the world’s top 20 pension funds

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan are among the 20 largest pension funds in the world in terms of…

  • By: Staff
  • September 9, 2021 September 9, 2021
  • 12:20

Chicago police pension fund accused of mismanaging funds by outside auditor

A report from the Chicago Police Department Pension Board Accountability Group is accusing the management of the Policemen’s Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago of…

  • By: Staff
  • September 7, 2021 September 7, 2021
  • 13:00

July consumer price index hits 3.7 per cent: StatCan

Canada’s consumer price index rose by more than half a per cent in July, reaching 3.7 per cent on a year-over-year basis, according to Statistics…

  • By: Staff
  • August 26, 2021 August 26, 2021
  • 11:00

AIMCo, Alberta Teachers’ sign investment management agreement

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. has reached an investment management agreement with the Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund Board following a protracted period of negotiation. The…

  • By: Staff
  • September 9, 2021 September 9, 2021
  • 09:30

Phishing and ransomware risks on the rise for pension funds, says expert

Phishing and ransomware attacks are among the top threats to pension plan sponsors and institutional investors by cyber criminals, according to Jennifer Williams, director of…

IMCO appointing Rossitsa Stoyanova as CIO

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is naming Rossitsa Stoyanova as its next chief investment officer. The announcement comes just weeks before the organization’s current…

  • By: Staff
  • August 12, 2021 August 12, 2021
  • 12:00

Ontario Teachers’, PSP join consortium to buy Australian infrastructure investment company

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board are part of a consortium making a binding offer to buy an Australian…

  • By: Staff
  • August 31, 2021 August 31, 2021
  • 13:15

Canada ahead of U.S. in regulating ESG investments but more required: report

Broad support for regulating environmental, social and governance-themed investments in Canada has left the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission playing catch-up with its northern neighbour,…

Bâtirente unveils new plan to optimize investments across all funds

Bâtirente is introducing a new strategy that seeks to optimize its fixed income, global equity and environmentally responsible investment allocations. The Montreal-based pension’s new fund…

  • By: Staff
  • August 26, 2021 August 26, 2021
  • 12:30