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

91% of Canadian institutional investors say climate change is top ESG concern: survey

A majority (91 per cent) of Canadian institutional investors say climate change is a leading concern within the environmental, social and governance space, according to…

  • By: Staff
  • February 13, 2024 February 13, 2024
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Vestcor appointing Sean Hewitt as president, CEO

Vestcor Inc. is appointing Sean Hewitt as president and chief executive officer, effective mid-April. He’ll succeed John Sinclair, who announced his retirement last November after…

  • By: Staff
  • February 12, 2024 February 14, 2024
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Editorial: The more things change

Well hello there! We may have met during one of Benefits Canada’s and the Canadian Investment Review’s many events throughout the year, but if we…

Halifax Port ILA/HEA assessing past, future of DB pension plans

While Blair Richards understands why the industry is moving away from defined benefit pension plans, he worries about what may be lost in the process.…

Average Canadian DB pension plan returns 8.4% in Q4 2023: report

The average Canadian defined benefit pension plan generated a median return of 8.4 per cent for the fourth quarter of 2023, according to a report…

  • By: Staff
  • February 8, 2024 February 7, 2024
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New York City pension funds pushing RBC to disclose clean energy funding

Two New York City pension funds are pushing the Royal Bank of Canada to disclose more details on its clean energy funding. The shareholder resolution…

OMERS appointing Celine Chiovitti as chief pension officer

The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is appointing Celine Chiovitti as chief pension officer, effective Feb. 6, 2024. In the new role, she’ll continue to…

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  • February 7, 2024 February 7, 2024
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CPPIB, Oxford Properties sell two Vancouver office buildings, OMERS closes €750 million term notes offering

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Oxford Properties Group Inc., the real estate arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System, are selling two…

  • By: Staff
  • February 6, 2024 February 5, 2024
  • 11:00

U.K. pension funds increasing allocations to renewable energy infrastructure: survey

A majority (90 per cent) of U.K. pension funds and insurers say they plan to increase allocations to renewable energy infrastructure in the next 12…

  • By: Staff
  • February 6, 2024 February 5, 2024
  • 11:00

U.S.-China business relationship, private credit shaping investments in 2024: IMCO

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario believes an increasingly icy dynamic between the U.S. and China could lead to heightened volatility for institutional investors this…

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Average Canadian DB pension plan returns 8.2% in Q4 2023: report

The average Canadian defined benefit pension plan posted returns of 8.2 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2023, according to RBC Investor Services. It…

  • By: Staff
  • February 1, 2024 February 1, 2024
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AIMCo creates $1 billion fund for energy transition, Caisse backs aircraft financing platform

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is setting up a new $1 billion fund to invest in energy transition and decarbonization efforts, according to a report by…

  • By: Staff
  • February 1, 2024 February 1, 2024
  • 11:00

Three Canadian pension funds’ investments among the biggest mergers, acquisitions deals in Q4 2023: report

A joint venture that saw the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Blackstone Inc. acquire a 20 per cent stake in a senior mortgage loan portfolio…

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  • February 1, 2024 February 1, 2024
  • 11:00
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N.B. transferring 5 public DB pension plans to shared-risk model

Legislation that mandates the transfer of five New Brunswick public sector defined benefit pension plans to a shared-risk model goes into effect today. The Pension…

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ACPM focusing on VPLA policy, ESG investment standards in 2024

In the coming year, the Association of Canadian Pension Management is looking forward to the possibility of participating in final consultations on policies and legislation…

Institutional investors increasing allocations to private assets over next 3 years: survey

Two-fifths (40 per cent) of institutional investors say they plan to increase allocations to private debt investments over the next three years, according to a…

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  • January 29, 2024 February 1, 2024
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Four Canadian pension funds increasing exposure to private credit: report

As banks continue to pull back on lending, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, the Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System…

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  • January 29, 2024 February 1, 2024
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Ontario civil servants noting flaws in Alberta’s CPP portion calculations: report

Ontario civil servants are questioning the methodology used in a report that determined how much money Alberta could extract from the Canada Pension Plan if…

  • By: Staff
  • January 25, 2024 January 24, 2024
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2023 Defined Benefit Investment Forum: Can institutional investors expect a recession in 2024?

The “most widely anticipated recession in history” could arrive in 2024, said Eric Lascelles, chief economist at RBC Global Asset Management, during the keynote session…

2023 Defined Benefit Investment Forum: How policy-makers, plan sponsors can manage, mitigate cybersecurity risks

Pension plan sponsors must effectively employ care, diligence and skill when facing cybersecurity threats, said Sandeep Kakan, board trustee and secretary at the Canada-Wide Industrial…

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OMERS evaluates sale of LifeLabs, CPPIB sells stake in software company

The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is considering the sale of LifeLabs Inc., according to a report by The Globe and Mail. A spokesperson for…

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  • January 22, 2024 January 22, 2024
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Average DB pension plan’s funded position on solvency basis up in November: report

While the funded position of a typical defined benefit pension plan increased on a solvency basis in November, it decreased on an accounting basis in…

  • By: Staff
  • January 22, 2024 January 19, 2024
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Ontario Teachers’ co-sponsoring new Indian renewable energy fund, OPTrust considers selling stake in Spain transport infrastructure company

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is co-sponsoring a new India-based infrastructure investment trust holding assets in the renewable energy space. The new fund raised US$165…

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  • January 18, 2024 January 18, 2024
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Some institutional investors asking fund managers to release capital before committing to more funding

Some institutional investors are telling private equity managers they’ll only commit to upcoming fund raises if their capital tied up in old funds is released,…

  • By: Staff
  • January 18, 2024 January 17, 2024
  • 09:00