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Opportunities for DB plans to de-risk at an attractive price in 2021: report

The average defined benefit pension plan saw its funded position continue to improve in April on a solvency and accounting basis, according to a new…

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UTAM posts 11.7% pension return for 2020

The University of Toronto Asset Management Corp. ended 2020 with pension and endowment returns of 11.7 per cent and 11.6 per cent, respectively. In a…

  • By: Staff
  • May 5, 2021 May 4, 2021
  • 09:00
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72% of Canadian pension funds considering consolidation options: survey

The majority (72 per cent) of Canadian pension funds said they’re currently focused on consolidation options that offer greater certainty they’ll be able to meet…

  • By: Staff
  • May 3, 2021 May 6, 2021
  • 09:00

Market rally boosts DB pension plans’ funding levels: report

A first-quarter rally in both the equity markets and bond yields have propelled defined benefit pensions to their best funded positions in more than a…

Why decumulation is a challenge for CAPs          

While decumulation is a critical aspect of retirement, in my opinion, it doesn’t attract enough attention. Decumulation is the process of drawing down a capital…

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Canadian DB pension plans see improved funded positions in Q1: reports

Canada’s defined benefit pension plans’ funded positions continue to improve in 2021, ending the first quarter at their highest levels in more than 20 years, according to…

  • By: Staff
  • April 6, 2021 April 6, 2021
  • 09:00
HOOPP names veteran Jeff Wendling new president and CEO

HOOPP CEO talks 2020 results, the pandemic and looking to the future

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan ended 2020 with a funded status of 119 per cent and posted a return of 11.42 per cent over the…

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Holding company backed by Caisse, Ontario Teachers’ making first acquisition, CPPIB investing in Brazil water infrastructure

An insurance holding company backed by the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is making its inaugural transaction,…

  • By: Staff
  • March 25, 2021 April 24, 2021
  • 09:00

Expert panel: How DB plan sponsors can get back into the driver’s seat

Much has been written about how 2020 was unprecedented, challenging and exhausting — take your pick of adjectives. It was also a white-knuckle ride for…

CAAT appointing Asif Haque chief investment officer

The Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Pension Plan is appointing Asif Haque as chief investment officer, effective May 1. Haque has worked at the…

  • By: Staff
  • March 11, 2021 March 11, 2021
  • 09:00

CPPIB appointing John Graham as CEO following resignation of Mark Machin

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing John Graham (pictured) as its new chief executive officer, following the resignation of Mark Machin. Graham was…

Pension plans navigating bumpy road to recovery

Promising vaccine and coronavirus treatment news, coupled with the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden, has given markets a glimmer of certainty and optimism this…

Lessons from the Desjardins Group pension plan on pivoting after economic turmoil

The Desjardins Group pension plan faced a reckoning following the 2008/09 financial crisis: its assets were down 40 per cent and it was watching other…

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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…

Municipal Benchmarking Network Canada launching pension plan, joining CAAT’s DBplus

Municipal Benchmarking Network Canada launching pension plan, joining CAAT’s DBplus

The Municipal Benchmarking Network Canada is the latest organization joining the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology’s DBplus pension plan. The benchmarking collaborative, formerly known as Ontario…

  • By: Staff
  • December 7, 2020 April 28, 2021
  • 15:00
Who are the winners of the inaugural Pension Leadership Awards?

Who are the winners of the inaugural Pension Leadership Awards?

During the virtual 2020 Defined Benefit Investment Forum on Thursday, the Canadian Investment Review announced the winners of its inaugural Pension Leadership Awards. The winners…

  • By: Staff
  • December 7, 2020 April 28, 2021
  • 08:45

Ontario Teachers’ Jennifer Newman elected to IIROC board

Several members were either elected or re-elected to the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada’s board of directors last week. Among the newly elected members…

  • By: Staff
  • September 28, 2020 December 6, 2020
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Caisse investing in European elderly care company

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is acquiring a minority interest in Colisée Group, a Paris-based elderly care company. The investment, alongside an…

  • By: Staff
  • September 25, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 08:28

Caisse invests in agri-food sustainability, OMERS and Ontario Teachers’ sell stake in smart-metering company

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and multi-stage investment firm S2G Ventures are creating a co-investment partnership whereby the Caisse will invest up…

  • By: Staff
  • September 23, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 16:21

FSRA allowing DB pension sponsors to defer contributions until 2021

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario is providing employers with the option to defer contributions to certain defined benefit pension plans to help with…

  • By: Staff
  • September 23, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 07:53
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Ontario Teachers’ opening Singapore office

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is opening a new office in Singapore to enhance its capabilities in Asia Pacific. As of the end of 2019,…

  • By: Staff
  • September 22, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 07:18

FSRA seeking input on draft guidance for DB pension asset transfers

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority is seeking stakeholder input on draft guidance on providing consent for asset transfer transactions under the Pension Benefits Act. Aiming…

  • By: Staff
  • September 15, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 09:40
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What will coronavirus mean for pension investors in the long term?

Real estate, a long-time stable, returns-generating asset class for pension plans, may no longer be as solid due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.…

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Ivanhoé Cambridge buys mixed-use Paris real estate for redevelopment

Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate investment arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, is buying a parcel of real estate in the…

  • By: Staff
  • September 4, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 07:59
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HOOPP looking to LDI strategy 2.0 amid low interest rates

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is well-known for its liability-driven investing strategy, which helped it successfully weather the 2008 financial crisis. During the coronavirus…