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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
  • 10:54
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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
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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…

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Ontario Teachers’ invests in Indian private credit

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board is investing US$350 million with Indian private debt manager Edelweiss Alternate Asset Advisors. The investment represents a long-term partnership…

  • By: Staff
  • September 3, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 09:52

Caisse, DP World to invest US$4.5 billion in global ports

International port operator DP World reached a deal Thursday with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec to pour an additional US$4.5 billion into…

OMERS Ventures leads funding round for automotive intelligence company

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System’s venture capital arm has led a $9 million series-A funding round for automative intelligence firm Acerta Analytics Solutions Inc.…

  • By: Staff
  • September 2, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 08:27
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Greystar joins CPPIB, Cyrela in Brazilian residential real estate joint venture

Greystar Real Estate Partners is joining the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Cyrela Brazil Realty in a joint venture that will develop, own and…

  • By: Staff
  • September 1, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 09:24

Caisse’s real estate arm investing in logistics site in Australia

Ivanhoé Cambridge, the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec’s real estate arm, is entering into an agreement with real estate logistics specialist LOGOS Group…

  • By: Staff
  • August 25, 2020 December 5, 2020
  • 15:15
OMERS Sponsors Corp. changing board structure

OMERS Sponsors Corp. changing board structure

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System’s Sponsor Corp. board is changing from a co-chair to a chair and vice-chair system. After discussions on changes to…

  • By: Staff
  • August 21, 2020 December 5, 2020
  • 15:15