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HOOPP recognizes Canadian property managers for climate leadership

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is recognizing the property managers of nine Canadian buildings among the winners of its Leadership in Environmental Advancement Program…

Coverage of the 2023 Global Investment Conference

On April 12-14, a group of defined benefit pension plan sponsors, asset managers and academics gathered at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler in British Columbia for…

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2023 GIC coverage: The good, the bad and the ugly sides of regime shifts

“Let me start by pointing out the obvious: the last few years have been exhausting,” said Mina Krishnan, multi-asset portfolio manager at Schroders, during a…

2023 GIC coverage: Overcoming liquidity challenges in private market allocations

“Investing in private markets comes with its fair share of challenges,” said Rémi Tétreault, director of client solutions at Trans-Canada Capital, during the Canadian Investment…

2023 GIC coverage: Institutional investors finding opportunities for high-yield in unlikely places

Institutional investors are entering a golden period ripe with opportunities in current global and emerging markets, said Karl Dasher, president of Polen Capital, during the Canadian…

2023 GIC coverage: How OPTrust is building resilient portfolios with help of external managers

When investing in external asset managers, pension funds are really investing in teams of people, according to Brandon Gill New, director and head of multi-strategy…

Franklin Templeton to acquire Putnam Investments

Franklin Templeton is entering into a definitive agreement to acquire Putnam Investments from Great-West Lifeco Inc. for about US$925 million. As part of the agreement,…

  • By: Staff
  • June 1, 2023 June 1, 2023
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ACPM urging Retraite Québec to increase flexibility in funding municipal, university DB pension plans

The Association of Canadian Pension Management is urging Retraite Québec to provide additional flexibility in the funding of municipal and university defined benefit pension plans. In…

  • By: Staff
  • May 29, 2023 May 29, 2023
  • 09:00

U.S. DB pension plan assets rise 4.47% in Q1 2023

U.S. defined benefit pension plans posted net returns of 4.47 per cent in the first quarter of 2023, according to a report from Investment Metrics…

  • By: Staff
  • May 23, 2023 May 23, 2023
  • 12:30

Expert panel: History’s lessons for DB pension plans during turbulent times

At the best of times, selecting an optimal asset mix for a defined benefit pension plan is challenging. The times of today are downright turbulent.…

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

An article on how defined benefit pension plan sponsors can use a surplus was the most-read story on over the last week. Here are…

  • By: Staff
  • May 19, 2023 May 26, 2023
  • 09:00

Wells Fargo agrees to pay $1BN to public retirement plan members to settle class action lawsuit

Wells Fargo has agreed to a pay US$1 billion to settle a lawsuit filed by its two public sector pension plans who alleged the bank…


Expert panel: How DB pension plan sponsors can use surplus

In 2022, the typical defined benefit pension plan achieved an investment return of roughly negative 12 per cent. However, due to dramatic increases in bond…

2022 Pension Leadership Awards winners announced

The Canadian Investment Review is proud to announce the winners of the third annual Pension Leadership Awards. The winners are: Investment Officer of the Year Award: Duncan…

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  • May 16, 2023 June 6, 2023
  • 08:00
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UPP appointing Karen Rowe as chief financial officer

The University Pension Plan is appointing Karen Rowe as its chief financial officer. In the new role, she’ll oversee the teams responsible for the UPP’s…

  • By: Staff
  • May 15, 2023 May 15, 2023
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Median solvency ratio of Ontario DB pensions rose to 115% in Q1 2023: report

The median solvency ratio of Ontario defined benefit pension plans rose during the first quarter of 2023, from 112 per cent at the beginning of the…

  • By: Staff
  • May 15, 2023 May 12, 2023
  • 09:00

2023 Top 40 Money Managers Report: Using tools, technology to improve asset allocation, risk management

Large and small, pension plan sponsors are adopting in-house tools, partnering with technology research institutes or relying on investment managers for technological support with asset…

Canada’s lasting influence on Arizona’s public sector pension investor

There’s something about the Arizona State Retirement System — a US$49.3-billion defined benefit-like hybrid pension plan for the state’s 600,000 current and former public sector…


Parliamentary subcommittee investigating Canadian public sector pension allocations to China

Representatives from six of Canada’s largest public sector pension investment organizations addressed a special parliamentary committee on Monday. The special committee on the Canada–People’s Republic…

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  • May 11, 2023 May 11, 2023
  • 12:30
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Vestcor posts 3.63% loss for 2022

Vestcor Investment Management Corp., an organization that manages the investment and administration of 11 public sector pension plans in New Brunswick, saw its investment decline…

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  • May 11, 2023 May 11, 2023
  • 12:30
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Canadian DB pension plan assets rise 1.9% in April: report

A typical Canadian defined benefit pension plan’s funded position improved on a solvency basis and decreased on an accounting basis in April as a result…

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  • May 11, 2023 May 11, 2023
  • 12:00
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Ontario Teachers’ investing in telecom network, launching mixed use development in Montreal

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is investing in a wireless communications infrastructure company. Diamond Communications, which specializes in developing wireless network facilities to enhance internet…

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  • May 9, 2023 May 9, 2023
  • 12:30

Canadian DB pension plans see median return of 4.23% in Q1 2023: report

Canadian defined benefit pension plans generated a median return of 4.23 per cent for the first quarter of 2023, according to the BNY Mellon Canadian…

  • By: Staff
  • May 9, 2023 May 8, 2023
  • 09:00

N.S. Teachers’ Pension Plan’s funded status dips to 75.1%: annual report

The Nova Scotia Teachers’ Pension Plan’s funded status dipped from 82.5 per cent to 75.1 per cent on a going-concern basis in 2022, according to…

  • By: Staff
  • May 4, 2023 May 3, 2023
  • 12:30