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Percentage of institutional investors’ actively managed assets dips: study

The percentage of institutional investor assets that are actively managed has dipped by eight per cent since 2019, according to a new study by institutional…

  • By: Staff
  • January 25, 2022 January 25, 2022
  • 10:30

Top 5 HR, pension and benefits stories of the week

A story on the federal government’s economic and fiscal update took the top spot over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the five most popular news…

  • By: Staff
  • December 17, 2021 December 16, 2021
  • 09:05
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AIMCo sees quarterly returns of 1.7 per cent, CPPIB up 3.8 per cent

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. saw returns of 1.7 per cent during the third quarter of 2021, according to its quarterly report. Between July and…

  • By: Staff
  • November 23, 2021 November 24, 2021
  • 09:00

CPPIB refinances packaging company, invests in reinsurance provider alongside OMERS; AIMCo invests in Asian PE fund

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is recapitalizing an expanding packaging business. The institutional investor has signed an agreement with the U.S.-based Berlin Packaging, a…

  • By: Staff
  • November 23, 2021 November 22, 2021
  • 09:00

Top 2021 Money Managers Report: What questions should pension plan sponsors ask in 2022?

In the early days of 2020, no one could have foreseen the social and economic havoc the coronavirus pandemic would wreak on the world. Nearly…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • November 19, 2021 November 19, 2021
  • 08:53

Sounding Board: How institutional investors can manage the physical risks of climate change

With recent deadly heat waves and wild fires ravaging Canada’s west coast and large-scale flooding in the east, who can ignore the growing risk of…

Domestic equity returns bolstering Canadian DB pension plan solvency: report

The average Canadian defined benefit pension plan saw improvements on a solvency and accountancy basis in October, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s monthly report. Its monthly…

  • By: Staff
  • November 9, 2021 November 9, 2021
  • 10:00

Coverage of the 2021 Global Investment Conference

Eighteen months after the onset of the coronavirus crisis, the 2021 Global Investment Conference looked at how the uncertain global future will impact pension portfolios.…

2021 GIC coverage: A look at China’s expanding opportunity set for institutional investors

For all its dangers, there’s still considerable opportunity to be found in the Chinese investment space. At the 2021 Global Investment Conference, Anh Lu, portfolio…

2021 GIC coverage: How institutional investors’ losses in stock market crashes can fuel growth

As much as institutional investors fear stock market bubbles, they have an important role to play. The flooding of capital into new technologies and innovations…

Canada’s DB pension plans post 5% return in Q4, close 2020 with 10% gain

Canadian pension plan returns see modest growth in Q3: report

Canadian pension plans saw returns averaging about 0.6 per cent in the third quarter of 2021, according to a new report by Northern Trust Canada.…

  • By: Staff
  • November 2, 2021 November 4, 2021
  • 11:00

Caisse invests in fund for tech companies, IMCO finalizes buyout of U.K. energy company

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing in a fund focused on supporting innovative technology companies. The New York-based White Star Capital,…

  • By: Staff
  • November 1, 2021 November 1, 2021
  • 09:00
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Institutional investors demand corporate action on climate change, just transition for Indigenous peoples

A number of Canadian institutional investors are urging corporations to begin addressing climate change risks and opportunities in order to receive their investment dollars. Some…

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Ontario Teachers’ bets on cryptocurrency exchange, Caisse invests in French transportation provider

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is putting its investment dollars and its Teachers’ Innovation Platform to use for a cryptocurrency exchange. During a funding round…

  • By: Staff
  • October 26, 2021 October 25, 2021
  • 09:00

OTPP acquires majority stake in manufacturer, Caisse invests in Mexican diagnostic service consortium

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is acquiring a majority stake in a manufacturer and distributor of elevator components and systems. Before the investment, Vantage Elevator…

  • By: Staff
  • October 19, 2021 October 19, 2021
  • 10:00

Expert panel: The concept of risk and risk management in value investing and modern portfolio theory

Between mixed signals about inflation, signs of structural weakness in China’s over-leveraged real estate sector and September’s low returns on global equities, institutional investors have…

  • October 14, 2021 October 14, 2021
  • 13:15

Institutional investors emphasizing ESG factors amid pandemic, finds survey

While 72 per cent of institutional investors are currently integrating environmental, social and governance factors into their investment strategies, 29 per cent are placing greater…

  • By: Staff
  • October 13, 2021 October 13, 2021
  • 09:00

Sounding board: Institutional investors making Canada’s approach to China unsustainable

With the repatriation of Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor following their three-year incarceration in China, relations between Ottawa and Beijing are to be reset.…

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

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

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…

ESG influencing company strategy, increasing oil market vulnerability: reports

Majority of climate-themed equity funds out of alignment with Paris Agreement: report

The majority of climate-themed equity funds offer only marginal benefits compared to the broader market, according to a new report by the London-based think tank…

Bâtirente unveils new plan to optimize investments across all funds

Bâtirente is introducing a new strategy that seeks to optimize its fixed income, global equity and environmentally responsible investment allocations. The Montreal-based pension’s new fund…

  • By: Staff
  • August 26, 2021 August 26, 2021
  • 12:30

AIMCo, Caisse mid-year results beat benchmarks

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. and the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec both beat benchmark index returns for the first half of 2021. As…

  • By: Staff
  • August 20, 2021 August 20, 2021
  • 09:00