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2022 Risk Management Conference: Long-term implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for emerging market investors

For years prior to the Russia-Ukraine war, there were murmurs about deglobalization as geostrategic tensions grew, nationalism flared worldwide and the coronavirus pandemic stressed global…

2022 Risk Management Conference: Concordia University re-evaluating integrated investment policy

Institutional investors’ best laid plans sometimes go awry — especially following global pandemics. During a presentation at the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2022 Risk Management Conference,…

2022 Risk Management Conference: A look at two pension plan sponsors’ experiences with impact investing

Responsible investing covers a spectrum between simple exclusion practices to environmental, social and governance integration to thematic and impact investing, said Les Marton, managing director…

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Bond yields, credit spreads led to DB pension solvency dips in Q3: reports

The average Canadian defined benefit pension plan’s projected benefit obligation fell 3.4 per cent during the third quarter of 2022, from 100.5 per cent to…

  • By: Staff
  • October 4, 2022 October 5, 2022
  • 12:45
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New ideas, access to top asset managers top reasons institutional investors hire OCIO: survey

About two-thirds (64 per cent) of global institutional investors say new ideas and access to top asset managers are the key benefits of hiring an…

  • By: Staff
  • October 4, 2022 October 4, 2022
  • 12:30

OMERS Capital Markets appointing Prabha Ram as managing director of global equities

The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is appointing Prabha Ram as managing director of global equities at its investment arm, OMERS Capital Markets. In the…

  • By: Staff
  • October 4, 2022 October 4, 2022
  • 12:29

How institutional investors can advance Indigenous economic reconciliation

Canada’s institutional investors have reached an inflection point on Indigenous economic reconciliation, says Joseph Bastien, project manager of the Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Initiative. “There’s…

Alberta’s DB pension funding rules fail to balance sustainability, affordability: ACPM

The Association of Canadian Pension Management is taking aim at the Alberta government’s funding rules for private sector defined benefit pension plans. In its response…

  • By: Staff
  • September 27, 2022 September 27, 2022
  • 12:30

Ontario Teachers’ appointing Deepak Dara to lead new Indian office

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is opening an office in Mumbai, India, which will be headed up by Deepak Dara, currently chief of staff to…

  • By: Staff
  • September 27, 2022 September 27, 2022
  • 11:45
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Expert panel: Weighing the benefits, pitfalls of investing in Canadian equity

Why should defined benefit pension plans invest in Canadian equity markets at all? It’s a question many DB plan sponsors began asking themselves in the…

Ontario Teachers’ investing in packaging firm, renewable energy platform

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is investing in a packaging company servicing European and North American businesses, as well as an Indian renewable energy platform.…

  • By: Staff
  • September 20, 2022 September 20, 2022
  • 11:00

Trusteed pension funds’ assets valued at $2.21TN in Q1: Stats Can

The market value of assets held by Canadian trusteed pension funds decreased 2.9 per cent to $2.21 trillion in the first quarter of 2022, down…

  • By: Staff
  • September 16, 2022 September 16, 2022
  • 15:00

IBM entering US$16BN pension risk transfer

International Business Machines Corp. is entering a US$16 billion pension risk transfer. The annuity transaction will see 40 per cent of IBM’s defined benefit pension…

  • By: Staff
  • September 15, 2022 September 14, 2022
  • 09:00

Canadian DB plan assets dip 2.4 per cent in August: report

The value of a typical Canadian defined benefit pension plan’s assets declined in August, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest monthly report. An investment portfolio designed…

  • By: Staff
  • September 13, 2022 September 13, 2022
  • 12:30

Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

The announcement Benefits Canada‘s 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards’ finalists was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news…

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  • September 9, 2022 September 9, 2022
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Top global pension funds combined AUM up 8.9 per cent in 2021: report

The world’s largest pension funds saw assets increase by 8.9 per cent in 2021, according to a report by WTW’s the Thinking Ahead Institute. The…

  • By: Staff
  • September 8, 2022 September 8, 2022
  • 12:00
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Ontario Teachers’ allocating $5BN to high-carbon emitters: report

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is allocating $5 billion to businesses with high-carbon emissions, according to its annual responsible investing and climate strategy report. “Recognizing…

  • By: Staff
  • September 6, 2022 September 6, 2022
  • 12:15
ESG influencing company strategy, increasing oil market vulnerability: reports

Florida introducing resolution barring ESG integration by state pension fund managers

A resolution passed by the trustees of the Florida State Board of Administration with the approval of Governor Ron DeSantis is barring state pension fund…

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  • August 25, 2022 August 25, 2022
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Proposed regulations could accelerate U.K. DB pension extinction: Mercer chief actuary

Proposed amendments to U.K. pension regulations could lead to the extinction of smaller defined benefit plans within 15 years, according to Charles Cowling, chief actuary…

  • By: Staff
  • August 25, 2022 August 25, 2022
  • 12:00

OMERS reporting return of negative 0.4% for first half of 2022

The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is reporting a net investment return of negative 0.4 per cent — or a loss of $500 million —…

  • By: Staff
  • August 22, 2022 August 21, 2022
  • 09:00
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Ontario Teachers reporting 1.2% return in first half of 2022

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is reporting a total fund net return of 1.2 per cent for the six-month period ended June 30, 2022. The…

  • By: Staff
  • August 16, 2022 August 15, 2022
  • 09:00

Which emerging and frontier markets are institutional investors considering in 2022?

While institutional investors are no strangers to established markets such as Europe and the U.S., the world’s emerging and frontier markets can provide diversification and…

Canadian DB pension plan assets rose 5.4 per cent in July: report

The value of a typical Canadian defined benefit pension plan’s assets improved in July, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest monthly report. An investment portfolio designed…

  • By: Staff
  • August 9, 2022 August 9, 2022
  • 12:00
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Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

An article on a ruling against the Blue Cross Life Insurance Co. of Canada and how it could affect long-term disability premiums was the most-read…

  • By: Staff
  • August 5, 2022 August 5, 2022
  • 09:00

Canadian DB pension plan assets down 7.33% in Q2: report

Canada’s defined benefit pension plans saw median returns of negative 7.33 per cent in the second quarter of 2022, according to the BNY Mellon Canadian…

  • By: Staff
  • August 4, 2022 August 4, 2022
  • 12:00