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Imperial Oil shareholders defeat Bâtirente’s net-zero emissions motion

Imperial Oil Ltd. investors voted 86 per cent to defeat a shareholder resolution that it adopt a target to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.…

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UTAM posts 11.7% pension return for 2020

The University of Toronto Asset Management Corp. ended 2020 with pension and endowment returns of 11.7 per cent and 11.6 per cent, respectively. In a…

  • By: Staff
  • May 5, 2021 May 4, 2021
  • 09:00

First quarter performance flat for Canada’s DB pension plans: report

Canada’s defined benefit pension plans experienced flat performance in the first quarter of 2020, with the median plan’s returns declining by 0.2 per cent in…

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Nova Scotia Teachers’ underperforms benchmark in 2020, facing independent review

The Nova Scotia Teachers’ Pension Plan returned 6.78 per cent in 2020, increasing net assets to $5.519 billion, but falling short of the policy benchmark…

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Caisse investing in data centres, IMCO in life science real estate

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is among the investors committing more than $600 million to eStruxture Data Centers Inc., a data centre…

  • By: Staff
  • May 3, 2021 May 3, 2021
  • 15:00

72% of Canadian pension funds considering consolidation options: survey

The majority (72 per cent) of Canadian pension funds said they’re currently focused on consolidation options that offer greater certainty they’ll be able to meet…

  • By: Staff
  • May 3, 2021 May 3, 2021
  • 09:00
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CPPIB expanding Korean joint venture; Ontario Teachers’ selling payment processing company

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has doubled down on its Korea Income Joint Venture with asset manager ESR Cayman Limited, as the pair collectively…

BCI developing climate-change, decision-making tools for institutional investors

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is partnering with the University of Victoria-led Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions to co-develop decision-making tools and frameworks for…

  • By: Staff
  • April 28, 2021 April 28, 2021
  • 09:00
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Attracted by liquidity, institutional investors broadening use of ETFs

Last spring, when fixed-income markets in Canada were especially hard-hit, exchange-traded funds proved their ability to continue to deliver liquidity, according to speakers at a…

Adoption of ESG strategies rising steadily among institutional investors: survey

The percentage of global institutional investors implementing environmental, social and governance strategies continues to rise, reaching 72 per cent in 2020 according to a recent…

Investing in low-carbon economy will pay off for pension plans

We are now in Month 14 of the coronavirus pandemic. For institutional investors like pension plans, this pandemic and its consequences highlight the reality of…

Three more cryptocurrency ETFs begin trading on TSX

Three more cryptocurrency exchange-traded funds are launching on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Evolve Funds Group Inc. is launching the world’s first Ether exchange-traded fund, according to a…

  • By: Staff
  • April 27, 2021 April 27, 2021
  • 09:00

Caisse investing in cloud data platform, PSP in biotech company

The Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec will join the board of cloud data company Druva Inc. as part of an agreement to invest…

Market rally boosts DB pension plans’ funding levels: report

A first-quarter rally in both the equity markets and bond yields have propelled defined benefit pensions to their best funded positions in more than a…

Why decumulation is a challenge for CAPs          

While decumulation is a critical aspect of retirement, in my opinion, it doesn’t attract enough attention. Decumulation is the process of drawing down a capital…

Canadian DB pension plans see improved funded positions in Q1: reports

Canada’s defined benefit pension plans’ funded positions continue to improve in 2021, ending the first quarter at their highest levels in more than 20 years, according to…

  • By: Staff
  • April 6, 2021 April 6, 2021
  • 09:00

Canada Life absorbing TD Bank Future Builders’ RSP program plan members

The Canada Life Assurance Co. is absorbing the Toronto-Dominion Bank’s TD Future Builders retirement savings plan program members as of March 19. “We believe Canada…

  • By: Staff
  • January 6, 2021 April 14, 2021
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A look at the investment variables of variable benefits

Since retirees and active plan members are fundamentally different, should their investment options reflect that distinction? That’s the question confronting defined contribution plan sponsors as…

Plan Sponsor Week: How DC pension investments handled the pandemic crash

Defined contribution plan members are contending with volatile equity markets, ultra-low interest rates and the threat of inflation as the country’s economy begins its tentative…

Pension plans navigating bumpy road to recovery

Promising vaccine and coronavirus treatment news, coupled with the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden, has given markets a glimmer of certainty and optimism this…

CPPIB appoints first chief investment officer

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing Edwin Cass as its first-ever chief investment officer. In the new role, he’ll be responsible for total…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
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IPOs head for banner year on stock market’s strength

Companies that cater to the “new normal” of working and shopping from home are rushing to go public. 2020 could turn out to be the…

AIMCo posting 2.5% total fund return for 2020

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is reporting a total fund return of 2.5 per cent net of all fees for 2020, approximately 5.4 per cent…

  • By: Staff
  • April 22, 2021 April 22, 2021
  • 09:00

CPPIB launching investment group focused on sustainable energy

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is launching a investment group that will focus on renewables, conventional energy and new technology and service solutions. The…

  • By: Staff
  • April 7, 2021 April 25, 2021
  • 13:00

Ontario Teachers’ reporting 8.6% net return for 2020

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is reporting a total-fund net return of 8.6 per cent for 2020, a year which has generated mixed financial results…

  • By: Staff
  • April 1, 2021 April 1, 2021
  • 09:00

Institutional investors looking to Asia as economies start to bounce back from pandemic

Rising incomes and technological change in the emerging economies present considerable investment opportunities for investors with longer-term horizons. Investments in emerging markets weren’t spared the…

ESG factors at the heart of the BCI’s investing strategy

Jennifer Coulson has been engaged in responsible investing and environmental, social and governance factors for two decades and remembers a time when it was difficult…

Institutional investors eyeing increasing interest rates, looming inflation: webinar

As interest rates return to pre-pandemic levels, fixed income is returning to its role as an equities hedge, according to a webinar on Wednesday hosted…

There’s more pandemic-era punches to come for institutional investors

Mike Tyson’s one liner “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth” comes to mind when I think of the predicament central…

Calls for Canadian companies to adopt transparent, consistent climate-risk reporting

Institutional investors, regulators and financial standard organizations are calling on Canadian corporations to adopt transparent climate-risk reporting, according to a new report from the C.D.…

  • By: Staff
  • February 5, 2021 March 26, 2021
  • 09:54

At Davos, Canadian investment leaders set timelines for climate friendly economy

Two Canadian investment leaders endorsed a transition to clean energy at a virtual Davos World Economic Forum on Wednesday as more investors worldwide push for…

BlackRock launching low-carbon ETFs

BlackRock Inc. is launching two active sustainable exchange traded funds, highlighting the increased focus on climate-aware strategies from global institutional investors. The two funds have…

  • By: Staff
  • April 15, 2021 April 15, 2021
  • 09:00

Alberta Teachers’ withdrawing from responsible investing secretariat

The Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund Board is withdrawing its membership from the Principles of Responsible Investing Secretariat as it transfers responsibility for asset management to…

  • By: Staff
  • April 6, 2021 April 25, 2021
  • 12:45

Caisse investing in vision-care company; Ontario Teachers’, AIMCo selling governance solutions firm

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is part of an investment group acquiring New Look Vision Group Inc., a provider of eye-care products…

  • By: Staff
  • March 23, 2021 April 13, 2021
  • 09:00

IMCO reporting 5.4% net return for 2020

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario, which provides investment management services to broader public sector institutions in the province, is reporting a 5.4 per cent…

  • April 20, 2021 April 20, 2021
  • 09:00

Ontario Teachers’ investing in legal tech company, supporting franchise operator’s expansion

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is getting into the legal technology business after agreeing to a strategic investment in software provider Miratech. Miratech’s legal and…

Desjardins launching low-carbon ETF

Desjardins Global Asset Management Inc. recently launched a low-carbon exchange-traded fund. The Desjardins RI Emerging Markets Low CO2 Index ETF started to trade on the Toronto…

  • By: Staff
  • March 23, 2021 March 22, 2021
  • 09:00