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Institutional investors reducing allocations to fixed income: survey

The vast majority (88 per cent) of institutional investors have reduced their allocations to fixed income over the past 18 months, according to a survey…

N.S. Pension Services Corp. appoints new CIO

The Nova Scotia Pension Services Corp. is appointing Steve Mahoney as its new chief investment officer, effective April 1, 2022. He’s taking over the CIO…

  • By: Staff
  • January 20, 2022 January 19, 2022
  • 11:00

Sustainable finance demand outpacing labour supply: report

Financial sector workers with a keen understanding of sustainable finance issues are in high demand in Canada, according to a United Nations-backed report. The report, commissioned…

  • By: Staff
  • January 20, 2022 January 20, 2022
  • 09:45

Responsible Investment Association appoints new CEO

The Responsible Investment Association is appointing Patricia Fletcher as its incoming chief executive officer, effective Feb. 7, 2022. Prior to the new role, Fletcher was…

  • By: Staff
  • January 20, 2022 January 19, 2022
  • 09:00

Government climate policy could spark fire sales by institutional investors: report

Abrupt changes in climate policies from governments around the world could lead to fire sales of climate sensitive assets held by institutional investors, according to…

  • By: Staff
  • January 18, 2022 January 18, 2022
  • 11:20
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Caisse reinvesting in Quebec energy company, CPPIB and Oxford selling Toronto landmark

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is increasing its stake in an energy company by 16.5 per cent. Following the transaction, the investment…

  • By: Staff
  • January 18, 2022 January 18, 2022
  • 11:00
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Canadian businesses predicting higher inflation through 2023: BoC survey

Consensus is building among Canadian business leaders that inflation will average above three per cent over the next two years, according to a new survey…

  • By: Staff
  • January 18, 2022 January 17, 2022
  • 10:00

PIAC to focus on growing membership in 2022, says new board member

The Pension Investment Association of Canada board is prioritizing a return to business as usual and the expansion of the association’s membership in 2022. The…

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PIAC appoints Sean Hewitt, Graeme Hay as new officers for 2022

The Pension Investment Association is appointing a new chair, vice-chair and secretary-treasurer for 2022. Sean Hewitt, chief executive officer of the Toronto Transit Commission Pension…

  • By: Staff
  • January 14, 2022 January 14, 2022
  • 09:00

Green urban real estate investing pays off for pension funds: expert

Canadian pension funds are generating value by investing in green urban real estate using a two-pronged strategy, according to a paper on the Social Science…

Caisse recapitalizes substance use treatment centres, invests in renewables company

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is recapitalizing a U.S.-based medical services provider offering substance use disorders and mental-health treatments. The deal, between…

  • By: Staff
  • January 13, 2022 January 12, 2022
  • 09:00

A third of investors making formal commitment to net-zero goals: survey

A growing number of institutional investors are pledging to achieve net-zero carbon emissions in their portfolios by 2050, according to a new survey by Cerulli…

  • By: Staff
  • January 12, 2022 January 10, 2022
  • 09:00

Canadian DB pensions’ average funding positions improved slightly in December: report

The average Canadian defined benefit pension plan saw improvements on a solvency and accountancy basis in December, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest monthly report. It…

  • By: Staff
  • January 11, 2022 January 12, 2022
  • 11:00

DB pensions offer significant cost savings over DC plans: report

Defined benefit pension plans offer substantial cost advantages over 401(k)-style defined contribution plans, according to a new report by the National Institute on Retirement Security.…

  • By: Staff
  • January 11, 2022 January 10, 2022
  • 09:00

Trusteed pension funds’ assets valued at $2.14T in Q2: StatsCan

The market value of assets held by Canadian trusteed pension funds rose four per cent to $2.14 trillion at the end of the second quarter…

  • By: Staff
  • January 10, 2022 January 7, 2022
  • 09:00

Expert panel: DB, DC pension predictions for 2022

As a new year dawns, our attention turns to what’s ahead, the following are a few of my predictions for trends in the world of…

Top 10 investment stories of 2021

With Benefits Canada‘s companion publication the Canadian Investment Review integrating into BenefitsCanada.com in early 2021, many of the top investment stories of the year include…

Coverage of the 2021 DC Plan Summit

At the 2021 Defined Contribution Plan Summit, which was hosted virtually on Oct. 6, delegates heard about several pressing issues facing DC plan sponsors and…

HOOPP exchanges property portfolio for stake in new REIT

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is exchanging a property portfolio for a stake in a new real estate investment trust. Under the terms of…

  • By: Staff
  • January 6, 2022 January 6, 2022
  • 09:00

Majority of Canadian DB pension solvency ratios above 100 per cent: report

The average solvency ratio of Canadian defined benefit pension plans in Mercer’s database grew by seven per cent in 2021, according to a new report…

2021 a banner year for largest U.S. DB pension plans: report

The largest defined benefit pension plans in the U.S. saw average funded status improve by eight per cent in 2021, according to a new report…

  • By: Staff
  • January 4, 2022 January 4, 2022
  • 09:00

Expert panel: An investment roadmap for 2022

Last year was a tumultuous one, with economies ravaged by successive waves of coronavirus pandemic-related stresses and closures. Despite the negative impact these forces had…

IMCO expecting to reach $6BN in private equity exposure by 2026

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is increasing its exposure to private equity, with plans to increase its exposure to the asset class to more…

  • By: Staff
  • December 28, 2021 December 22, 2021
  • 09:00

Expert panel: Unclear road ahead for institutional investors in 2022

As has been the case for the past couple of years, we’re ending 2021 with as many questions as answers. On the surface, economic conditions…

Experts weigh in on what investors should expect in 2022

Investors should expect the unexpected in 2022, according to George Athanassakos, professor of finance and the Ben Graham chair in value investing at Western University’s…

  • By: Staff
  • December 30, 2021 January 5, 2022
  • 09:00

Caisse invests in B2B technology platform, CPPIB to build four London office towers

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing $100 million in a subscription commerce platform company. The investment in AppDirect Capital will be…

  • By: Staff
  • December 22, 2021 December 21, 2021
  • 15:00

Wall Street stocks rise after three days of losses

Wall Street stocks are rising after three days of losses brought on by worries over the spread of the omicron variant and lingering concerns about…

Fiscal sustainability of DB pensions more important than overall liabilities: report

The viability of a public defined benefit pension plan is best judged by its fiscal sustainability rather than its overall liabilities, according to a new…

Coverage of the 2021 Investment Innovation Conference

In November, leading public intellectuals, pension leaders and investment experts joined delegates at the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2021 Investment Innovation Conference at the Pillar and…

2021 IIC coverage: Considerations for pension plan sponsors in a post-pandemic political climate

However long the social, political and economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic may last, humanity and its economic systems have weathered the storm exceptionally well,…

Risks of cybersecurity breaches top of mind for pension funds

Years before his late-career rebirth as nemesis to former U.S. President Donald Trump, Robert Muller coined a phrase that went down in history among cybersecurity…

44% of U.S. pension plan sponsors set to review, renegotiate fees: survey

Nearly half (44 per cent) of pension plan sponsors in the U.S. said they intend to review and/or renegotiate their plan’s management fees over the…

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

BCI updates code of ethics, personal conduct to address DEI-related issues

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is updating its code of ethics and personal conduct to include a section outlining its expectations from employees around…

  • By: Staff
  • November 23, 2021 November 22, 2021
  • 10:00

Pension charity criticizing CPPIB’s new environmental investing strategy

A Canadian charitable initiative is criticizing the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s new environmental investing strategy. “It’s encouraging to see that the CPPIB wants to invest…

2021 IIC coverage: The impact of climate change on asset valuation

Asset managers that incorporate climate change into their investment processes are increasingly looking beyond commitments to net zero and exploring the impact on asset valuation,…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • December 21, 2021 December 17, 2021
  • 07:58

2021 IIC coverage: Maximizing the certainty of an outcome — it isn’t just death and taxes

With many defined benefit pension plan solvency ratios at all-time highs, plan sponsors have an excellent opportunity to rethink their approach to investing, according to…