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Focusing on TDF glide paths as migration from DB to DC plans continue

The selection of a target-date fund glide path is more crucial than ever as the migration from DB to DC pension plans continues Since its…

Collective DC pension plan designs offer benefits to sponsors, members: report

Collective defined contribution pension plans could begin to replace DC plans, just as DC plans have replaced the majority of defined benefit plans in recent…

  • By: Staff
  • October 8, 2021 October 8, 2021
  • 09:00

Ontario Teachers’ appointing Kathryn Fric as chief risk officer

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is appointing Kathryn Fric (pictured) as its next chief risk officer, effective Nov. 1. Fric will report to Jo Taylor,…

  • By: Staff
  • October 7, 2021 October 7, 2021
  • 09:00

Canadian DB pension plan returns dip, balance sheets stable in September: report

The typical Canadian defined benefit pension plan deteriorated on a solvency basis but improved on an accountancy basis in September, according to a new report…

What do historically low interest rates mean for DB pension de-risking?

Volatile quarter increasing DB pension liabilities: report

Increasing yield for long-term government bonds and a flat credit spread through the third quarter of 2021 are driving up defined benefit pension liabilities, according…

  • By: Staff
  • October 5, 2021 October 5, 2021
  • 12:30

New paper calls for linking DB pension solvency minimums to plan member age

A new white paper published by the Canadian Institute of Actuaries is proposing new rules during defined benefit plan windups, requiring higher solvency ratios for members…

ACPM calling on OSFI to address funding asymmetry in DB pension regulation

The Association of Canadian Pension Management is calling on the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions to address funding asymmetry in its approach to…

  • By: Staff
  • September 21, 2021 September 21, 2021
  • 09:00

Do large public pension funds need more third-party investment reviews?

When the coronavirus pandemic shook up the investment landscape last spring, Canadian pension funds were also jostled by the shock wave, with the Alberta Investment…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • September 17, 2021 September 16, 2021
  • 08:56

UPP building on jointly governed pension model with a pandemic launch

When the University Pension Plan officially launched in July 2021, it did so with Barbara Zvan as its inaugural president and chief executive officer. Fresh…

UPP naming CIO, senior managing director of private markets

The University Pension Plan is appointing Aaron Bennett (pictured left) as its first chief investment officer. In his new role, Bennett will be responsible for establishing an…

  • By: Staff
  • September 16, 2021 September 17, 2021
  • 10:30
Institutional investors agree profits can’t be top concern for companies: survey

Ontario Teachers’ abstains from vote to re-elect female board member

To push for greater female representation on a corporate board, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan withheld its support for the re-election of a female board…

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AIMCo, Alberta Teachers’ investment agreement aligning interests of both organizations

The Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund said its new agreement with the Alberta Investment Management Corp. is aligning the best interests of both organizations, following several…

  • By: Staff
  • September 14, 2021 September 14, 2021
  • 12:00

TTC Pension Plan naming Anthony Tang portfolio manager of public markets

The Toronto Transit Commission Pension Plan is naming Anthony Tang as its portfolio manager of public markets. In the new role, Tang will oversee about…

  • By: Staff
  • September 7, 2021 September 7, 2021
  • 13:29

Chicago police pension fund accused of mismanaging funds by outside auditor

A report from the Chicago Police Department Pension Board Accountability Group is accusing the management of the Policemen’s Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago of…

  • By: Staff
  • September 7, 2021 September 7, 2021
  • 13:00

Pensions in position to off load risks: expert

“Plans are, for the first time in a long time, in a position to off-load risk,” says Murray Wright, one of the contributors to LifeWorks…

Phishing and ransomware risks on the rise for pension funds, says expert

Phishing and ransomware attacks are among the top threats to pension plan sponsors and institutional investors by cyber criminals, according to Jennifer Williams, director of…

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ESG integration hampered by pension plan sponsors, uncertainty around fiduciary duties: research paper

Board and executive-level efforts to integrate environmental, social and governance issues into pension plans’ investment strategies are frequently thwarted by unclear guidance from plan sponsors…

  • By: Staff
  • September 2, 2021 September 2, 2021
  • 09:00
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Two decades of low inflation push DB pensions toward alternative investments: Bank of Canada

Canada’s defined benefit plans are allocating more to alternative investments as a result of a two-decade period of low inflation, according to a new study…

  • By: Staff
  • August 31, 2021 August 31, 2021
  • 09:00

UPP naming Christophe L’Ahelec director of external manager program

The University Pension Plan is naming Christophe L’Ahelec the director of its external manager program. L’Ahelec, who advised the UPP on the implementation of its…

  • By: Staff
  • August 17, 2021 August 17, 2021
  • 09:00

CPPIB assets crosses $500BN mark: report

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s net assets passed the $500 billon mark after earning 3.5 per cent returns in its first quarter of 2021.…

Ontario Teachers’ selling plastics company, Caisse investing in Dutch real estate

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is selling Aurora Plastics, an Ohio-based plastics manufacturer, alongside its co-owner, Chicago-based private equity firm Wild Point Partners. The pension…

  • By: Staff
  • August 12, 2021 August 12, 2021
  • 12:36

Canadian, U.S. DB pension plan solvency dipped in July: reports

The solvency status of Canada’s defined benefit pension plans dipped for the first time this year in July, according to a new report by Lifeworks…

  • By: Staff
  • August 10, 2021 August 10, 2021
  • 11:00

Ontario Teachers’ appointing Sharon Chilcott as inaugural chief of staff

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is appointing Sharon Chilcott as its inaugural chief of staff. Chilcott, who now serves as a managing director and associate…

  • By: Staff
  • August 5, 2021 August 4, 2021
  • 11:00

Canadian equities buoy DB pension’s Q2 returns: report

Canadian defined benefit pension plans returned 4.4 per cent in the second quarter of 2021, according to RBC Investor & Treasury Services’ latest all-plan universe.…

  • By: Staff
  • August 3, 2021 August 3, 2021
  • 12:00

UPP selects CIBC Mellon for investment operations, pension plan member services

The University Pension Plan has selected CIBC Mellon to provide asset servicing, investment operations and plan member services, including custody, institutional accounting, performance and analytics, risk,…

  • By: Staff
  • July 27, 2021 July 26, 2021
  • 09:00