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Caisse receives top grade for climate strategy across 11 public pension investors: report

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec received the highest mark in a report card grading the climate strategies of the 11 largest public…

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Global economy likely to experience higher inflation, interest rates: report

The world is entering an unpredictable period defined by increasing fiscal policy use, decreasing global trade and higher inflation and interest rates, according to a…

  • By: Staff
  • January 17, 2023 January 17, 2023
  • 12:00

Coverage of the 2022 Investment Innovation Conference

During history’s turning points, fortune favours the innovators. As the world moves beyond the coronavirus pandemic and the global workforce entrenches the improved labour conditions…

2022 IIC coverage: How the pandemic kickstarted an automation revolution

The robots of the near-future won’t replace people, but will free them to focus on what they do best — empathizing, communicating and innovating, said…

2022 IIC coverage: Navigating the complexities of ESG in fixed income

Climate change presents an ongoing challenge to institutional investors’ allocations to domestic corporate bond, according to Soami Kohly, fixed income portfolio manager at MFS Investment…

2022 IIC coverage: Identifying emerging opportunities in ESG investing

Environmental, social and governance investment strategies can improve a portfolio’s ability to generate alpha, according to Patrick Vizzone, managing director of global private equity at…

2022 IIC conference coverage: Four major misconceptions about fixed income impact investing

Four major misconceptions about fixed income impact investing have taken root in the minds of many institutional investors, according to Matt Lawton, fixed income portfolio…

2022 IIC coverage: Diversifying fixed income portfolios with alternatives

“What we’ve observed year to date is nothing short of historic in nature,” said Steve Guignard, senior director of client solutions at Sun Life Capital…

2022 IIC coverage: Investing in a time of quantitative tightening

“I’m starting to become a glass half full person. . . . I think that at least one of the two anchors of the 60/40…

2022 IIC coverage: Protecting technology infrastructure critical for institutional investors

The most important asset in the world is people’s personal information because every piece of data that we provide to the internet through social media…

2022 IIC coverage: Building the UPP’s ambitious climate action plan

“As the preceding presentations showed quite clearly, the climate is changing and the impact won’t have a linear correlation with temperature rises,” said Aaron Bennett,…

2022 IIC coverage: Pension funds urged to leverage value, profitability model

Value and profitability are inextricably linked and, when they’re combined in a portfolio, institutional investors can garner a healthy premium, said Sunil Wahal, professor of…

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World’s top public sector pension investors hit by record losses: report

The world’s 42 largest public sector pension investment organizations saw their combined assets decline by nine per cent in the year ending June 30, 2022,…

Report finds Canadian DB pension plan assets declined 3.1% in December

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

  • By: Staff
  • January 12, 2023 January 12, 2023
  • 12:30

PSP Investments appointing Oliver Duff as senior VP, global head of credit investments

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is appointing Oliver Duff as senior vice-president of global head of credit investments. Duff joined PSP Investments in 2016 and was previously…

  • By: Staff
  • January 12, 2023 January 26, 2023
  • 09:00
New York City pension funds divesting $4B from fossil fuels

Ivanhoé Cambridge extending News Corp. lease, BCI-backed insurer securing major investor

The real estate arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is extending a lease to a major media organization. According to the…

  • By: Staff
  • January 5, 2023 January 5, 2023
  • 13:34

DB plan sponsors urged to reconsider asset allocations amid interest rate uncertainty: expert

The uncertainty about the direction interest rates will move in 2023 means defined benefit pension plan sponsors should be reconsidering their asset allocation strategies, says…

Ontario Teachers’ backing auto insurance merger, pension plans leap on new BMO equity

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is providing an equity injection to help finance the acquisition of an automotive financing and insurance company. APCO Holdings, in…

  • By: Staff
  • January 3, 2023 January 3, 2023
  • 13:45

Coverage of the 2022 Defined Benefit Investment Forum

If there was one message for defined benefit pension plan sponsor delegates at the 2022 Defined Benefit Investment Forum, it was that the fate of…

  • By: Staff
  • December 19, 2022 December 16, 2022
  • 08:01

2022 DBIF coverage: 2023 market insights and DB plan portfolio positioning

Consensus expectations for U.S. inflation and interest rates in 2023 are overly optimistic, said Robert Forsyth, head of SPDR exchange-traded funds strategy and research at…

2022 DBIF coverage: DB plan sponsors urged to consider value-add of REITs during economic downturns

In the current market, institutional investors should consider increasing allocations to real estate and real estate investment trusts, said Joseph Shaw, managing partner and head of…

Ontario Teachers’ appointing Romeo Leemrijse as executive managing director, equities

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is appointing Romeo Leemrijse as executive managing director of equities, effective Jan. 1, 2023. In the role, he’ll be responsible…

  • By: Staff
  • December 16, 2022 December 16, 2022
  • 09:00

How Möbius Benefit Administrators is asserting pension independence the prairie way

In 2014, Colyn Lowenberger, then the director of pension and disability administration at the City of Regina, heard a knock at his office door —…

Caisse investing in Taiwan wind farm, CPPIB in Indonesian logistics venture

PSP, CPPIB backing offshore wind companies

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is investing in a Norwegian offshore wind service company. The investment organization and asset management firm Sandbrook Capital Management…

  • By: Staff
  • December 13, 2022 December 13, 2022
  • 12:00