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Medicus Pension Plan reports 158% funded status at start of 2024

The Medicus Pension Plan, a defined benefit multi-employer pension plan designed exclusively for incorporated physicians in Canada, reported a funded status of 158 per cent…

2024 Global Investment Conference: How institutional investors can re-think active management to add value, generate alpha

An active manager only adds value for clients through three distinct ways: interpreting information through their research and decision-making, the way they manage risk through…

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

An article on Eastman Kodak Co.’s plans to outsource management of its pension assets was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the top five…

  • By: Staff
  • March 8, 2024 March 7, 2024
  • 09:00

How active management strategies are helping institutional investors amid volatile global marketplace

As global markets navigate turbulent economic waters, active management is proving once again to be a lifeline for institutional investors to ensure their portfolios ride…

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2023 Investment Innovation Conference: ETFs playing larger role in institutional investors’ active strategies

Over the last year, the volatile interest rate period has increased demand for fixed income exchange-traded funds among institutional investors, said Robert Forsyth, head of SPDR…

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2023 Investment Innovation Conference: Equities, fixed income assets generating real returns in volatile market regime

Institutional investors are preparing for a bumpy return risk space where volatility is higher for all assets and real returns are much lower than what…

New study explores how DB pension plan size impacts investment mandates, asset allocation

A new study looking at the implications of scale in defined benefit pension plans found size is key for several trends over time, including investment…

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

An article on Saskatchewan’s Public Employees Benefits Agency transition to a not-for-profit corporation was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are…

  • By: Staff
  • June 16, 2023 June 15, 2023
  • 09:00

CPPIB returns 1.3% in fiscal 2023, bracing for headwinds ahead

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is bracing for headwinds in the event of a recession, but says a wide range of investments makes it well-positioned for…

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

An article on how British Columbia’s incoming pay transparency legislation could impact employers was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are…

  • By: Staff
  • March 24, 2023 March 23, 2023
  • 09:00

U.S. bank failures have minimal impact on public pension plans: experts

When two U.S. banks failed this month, among the investors who lost millions were U.S. public sector pension funds responsible for ensuring the retirements of…


HOOPP returns -8.6% for 2022, citing declines in equities, fixed income

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is reporting an annual return of negative 8.6 per cent for 2022, citing declines in equities and fixed income…

  • By: Staff
  • March 20, 2023 March 20, 2023
  • 09:00

How is rising inflation impacting retirement savings?

After reaching a near 40-year high over the past year, headline inflation started to cool in the final months of 2022 following a series of…


Canada has third largest share of global pension wealth for the first time: report

Global pension assets fell 16.7 per cent to US$47.9 trillion in 2022, driven largely by a correction in fixed income and equities markets, according to a…

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  • February 23, 2023 February 23, 2023
  • 09:00

How are pension funds and other institutional investors approaching investments in 2023?

Amid the unprecedented events of the last three years, the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan has remained on course with its investment…

Institutional investors considering geopolitical risk, inflation in portfolio construction

In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, institutional investors are increasingly factoring geopolitical risks into portfolio construction, according to John Bai, senior vice-president and…

U.S. corporate DB pension plans’ funded status reached 95% in 2022: report

The aggregate funded status of the largest U.S. corporate defined benefit pension plans ended 2022 at 95 per cent, unchanged from the beginning of the…

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  • January 10, 2023 January 9, 2023
  • 09:00
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Expert panel: DB pension plan sponsors facing challenges, opportunities in 2023

Similar to 2022, the coming year will present both challenges and opportunities for defined benefit pension plan sponsors, with the rewards going to plan sponsors…

Trusteed pension funds’ assets valued at $2.1T in Q2: Stats Can

The market value of assets held by Canadian trusteed pension funds decreased 5.4 per cent to $2.1 trillion in the second quarter of 2022, down…

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  • December 20, 2022 December 19, 2022
  • 09:00

2022 DBIF coverage: 2023 market insights and DB plan portfolio positioning

Consensus expectations for U.S. inflation and interest rates in 2023 are overly optimistic, said Robert Forsyth, head of SPDR exchange-traded funds strategy and research at…

How Möbius Benefit Administrators is asserting pension independence the prairie way

In 2014, Colyn Lowenberger, then the director of pension and disability administration at the City of Regina, heard a knock at his office door —…


AIMCo appointing Marlene Puffer as CIO, HOOPP naming Mark Cormier as managing director

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is appointing Marlene Puffer as chief investment officer, effective Jan. 30, 2023. In the role, she’ll serve as head of…

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  • December 14, 2022 December 14, 2022
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Majority of institutional investors expecting recession, stagflation challenges in 2023: survey

While the vast majority (85 per cent) of institutional investors believe the economy is in a recession or will enter a recession next year, two-thirds (65…

  • By: Staff
  • December 12, 2022 December 12, 2022
  • 09:00

2022 Top 50 DC Plans Report: How are DC pension plans evolving?

While defined contribution pension plans currently outnumber defined benefit pension plans, this wasn’t always the case, recalls Bita Jenab, a principal at RetirementWorks Services Inc.…

Coverage of the 2022 Risk Management Conference

In 2022, normal was supposed to make a comeback — it didn’t. Just as supply chains began to stabilize, war broke out in Europe, China…

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  • October 6, 2022 September 30, 2022
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