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BCI adopts more stringent ESG expectations for companies it invests in

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is raising its environmental, social and governance-related expectations for the publicly-traded companies it invests in. Under its new proxy-voting…

  • By: Staff
  • February 11, 2021 March 24, 2021
  • 10:06

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…

Revisiting TDFs in the aftermath of market chaos

As a new decade revs up, is it time for capital accumulation plan sponsors to revisit the investment vehicles they offer? According to a recent…

  • By: Staff
  • January 26, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 10:24

Alberta’s public-sector pension plans reassuring members amid worry over ministerial order

Alberta’s public-sector pension plans are reassuring members that their pensions are safe, following a recent ministerial order enacted by the provincial government. The order was…

  • By: Staff
  • January 21, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 09:46

CPPIB investing in Brazil real estate, Intact acquisition approved

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is one of three investors entering a partnership with real estate developer SKR to develop, own and operate a…

  • By: Staff
  • January 20, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 10:35
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TC Energy decarbonization response to Keystone setback unlikely to sway ESG investors

THE CANADIAN PRESS Sustainable investing experts say TC Energy Corp.’s plan to decarbonize the Keystone XL pipeline is unlikely to save its fortunes, as a…

Climate change a growing focus for institutional investors in 2021

For institutional investors keen to maintain environmental, social and governance commitments made in recent years, there’s a steep climb ahead. The Paris Agreement — and its call…

Canadians taking CPP at 60 losing $100,000+ in retirement income: study

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
  • 12:21
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It’s time to revolutionize how investment firms are paid

Investment management is an unusual business in that it doesn’t typically offer customers their money back if they’re unsatisfied with the product or service. This…

Canadian ESG-related investment assets surge to $3.2 trillion: report

Will the environment be back on institutional investor agendas in 2021?

For institutional investors keen to maintain environmental, social and governance commitments made in recent years, there’s a steep climb ahead. The Paris Agreement — and…

  • By: Staff
  • January 6, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 10:03
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Mercer Canada report says rally in stocks helped strengthen pension plans to end year

A rally on the stock market in the fourth quarter helped boost the strength of Canadian defined benefit pension plans to end the year, a…

Institutional investing in 2021: looking towards the future

Last year offered up one of most tempestuous investment environments in recent memory, and this year looks to be equally dynamic. It will be increasingly…

Finding yield and diversification opportunities in small-balance credit

Finding yield and diversification opportunities in small-balance credit

Small-balance credit—a subset of alternative credit gaining traction in the United States as fintech makes modest consumer and business loans more investable—could be a yield…

Value taking centre stage in discussions around defined-contribution investment fees

Value taking centre stage in discussions around defined-contribution investment fees

Anyone flipping through a prospectus for an employer’s defined contribution pension plan or group registered retirement savings plan will notice a recurring theme when it…

Wellington Management joins net zero asset managers’ initiative

Wellington Management joins net zero asset managers’ initiative

Wellington Management Co. is joining the net zero asset managers’ initiative as a founding member. The company is committing to working with clients on their…

  • By: Staff
  • December 15, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 09:07
Public sector union pressuring PSP to ‘pull out’ of all long-term care investments

Public sector union pressuring PSP to ‘pull out’ of all long-term care investments

The Public Service Alliance of Canada is reiterating a call for its pension investment manager to divest its ownership in Revera Inc. over the company’s…

Corby, Hiram Walker entering $176-million group annuity buy-in

Corby Spirit and Wine Ltd. and Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd. are de-risking with a $176-million group annuity buy-in amidst volatile markets caused by the…

  • By: Staff
  • December 7, 2020 December 7, 2020
  • 16:20
Ontario Teachers’ investing in eye-care provider

Ontario Teachers’ investing in eye-care provider

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is acquiring a majority stake in NVISION Eye Centers, a U.S.-based provider of eye-care services. As part of the transaction,…

  • By: Staff
  • December 2, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 12:12

Pension funds playing defence amid coronavirus crisis

Despite several bumps in the decade since the 2008/09 financial crisis, the swift and brutal crash in global equity prices when the coronavirus was declared…

Canadians named to advisory board developing transparency benchmark for pensions

Canadians named to advisory board developing transparency benchmark for pensions

A new advisory board tasked with creating a benchmark for transparency throughout global pension investment systems will include two Canadian members. The board was jointly…

  • By: Staff
  • November 25, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 09:20
Institutional investors share experiences with ESG investing

Institutional investors share experiences with ESG investing

Demand for defined benefit pension plan sponsors to focus on environmental, social and governance factors through their investments is growing. Both plan sponsors and members…

NL’s College of Physicians and Surgeons latest employer to join DBplus pension

NL’s College of Physicians and Surgeons latest employer to join DBplus pension

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador is the latest employer to join the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan’s…

  • By: Staff
  • November 19, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 09:00
Nav Canada, Goodyear Canada share experiences with LDI in low interest rate world

Nav Canada, Goodyear Canada share experiences with LDI in low interest rate world

Despite the low interest rate environment, it still makes sense for defined benefit pension plan sponsors to adopt a liability-driven investment strategy, said Serge Lapierre,…

Bank of Canada governor says country needs to pick up pace on tackling climate change

Canada’s top central banker is making a plea for the country to more quickly address the impacts of climate change to avoid any economic ripple…