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Median solvency ratio of Canadian DB pension plans stays flat in Q2 2024: reports

The median solvency ratio of Canadian defined benefit pension plans remained flat in the second quarter of 2024, compared to the previous quarter, according to…

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BCI reports 7.5% annual return, assets grow to $250.4BN

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is reporting an annual return of 7.5 per cent, or $17.4 billion, as at March 31, 2024, up from 3.5…

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  • June 28, 2024 June 28, 2024
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Mandating Canadian pension funds’ domestic investments could harm plan members: study

A potential federal mandate for Canadian pension funds to increase their domestic investments could end up harming the very people the pension system is set…

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  • June 27, 2024 June 26, 2024
  • 09:00

How the investment strategies of the Maple 8 impact the decisions of medium- and small-sized plan sponsors

While many of the investment strategies and resources at the disposal of the Maple 8 — Canada’s eight largest public pension plans that represent more…

B.C.’s Municipal Pension Plan focusing on sustainable investments

Chelsea Kittleson joined British Columbia’s Municipal Pension Plan at a time of change for the investment organization. The MPP’s executive director, who joined the plan…

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PSP Investments generates 7.2% annual return, net assets increase to $264.9BN

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board ended its fiscal year on March 31, 2024, generating a net return of 7.2 per cent, up from 4.4…

Ontario DB pension plans’ average solvency ratio increases to 122% in Q1 2024: FSRA

The average projected solvency ratio for Ontario defined benefit pension plans was 122 per cent as of March 31, 2024, up three per cent from…

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  • June 17, 2024 June 13, 2024
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Canadian fixed income outperforms amid improving interest rate landscape: report

Canadian-based fixed income assets rallied in the first quarter of 2024 as the likelihood of interest rate cuts from global central authorities increases, according to…

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  • June 13, 2024 June 12, 2024
  • 11:00
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UPP generates net return of 10.2% in 2023, net assets increase to $11.7BN

The University Pension Plan generated a net return of 10.2 per cent in 2023, up from a 9.1 per cent loss in 2022, according to…

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  • June 12, 2024 June 12, 2024
  • 15:00

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: A look at evolving retirement trends

During a panel discussion at the Canadian Investment Review’s 2024 Global Investment Conference in April, three pension plan sponsors shared their perspective on plan design…

2024 Global Investment Conference: How institutional investors are navigating developed, emerging market trends

During a panel at the Canadian Investment Review’s 2024 Global Investment Conference in April, three key thought leaders representing defined benefit pension plan sponsors shared…

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Issuance of emerging market green bonds expected to reach US$240BN by 2025: report

The issuance of emerging market green bonds linked to sustainability and social factors is expected to grow at an annual rate of 7.1 per cent…

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  • June 6, 2024 June 6, 2024
  • 11:00

AIMCo Realty completes $900 million sale of green bond offerings; Ontario Teachers’ Venture Growth investing in German AI firm

The real estate investment arm of the Alberta Investment Management Corp. has completed the sale of $900 million in green bond offerings. The Series 6…

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  • May 27, 2024 May 27, 2024
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Canada’s DB pension plans post 5% return in Q4, close 2020 with 10% gain

Average Canadian DB pension plan’s funded position on solvency, accounting basis up in April: report

The funded position of a typical Canadian defined benefit pension plan rose on both a solvency and accounting basis in April, according to Telus Health’s…

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  • May 23, 2024 May 22, 2024
  • 09:00

What are the options for implementing real assets in DC plans?

While real assets are largely absent among the investment options offered by Canadian defined contribution pension plans, they can offer significant long-term benefits to plan…

ETF assets held by institutional investors reach US$56 billion in 2023: report

Institutional investors in North America owned US$56 billion worth of exchange-traded fund assets at the end of 2023, a 22 per cent increase year over…

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  • May 9, 2024 May 9, 2024
  • 11:00
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Expert panel: Cessation of real return bonds increases risk profile for Canadian pension fund model

The recent pressure put on Canadian pensions plans from private managers and governments to re-discover an investment home bias has been met with little enthusiasm,…

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Average Canadian DB pension plan returns 3.6% in Q1 2024: reports

The average Canadian defined benefit pension plan posted a median return of 3.6 per cent in the first quarter of 2024, according to a new…

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  • May 6, 2024 May 6, 2024
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Average funded ratio of Canadian DB pension plans up 7% in Q1 2024: report

The funded ratio of the average Canadian defined benefit pension plan, excluding the effect of asset smoothing, reached 124 per cent as at March 31,…

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  • April 23, 2024 April 22, 2024
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AIMCo returns 6.9% in 2023, driven by equities, fixed income

The Alberta Investment Management Corp.’s total fund generated a net return of 6.9 per cent in 2023, 1.8 percentage points below its 8.7 per cent benchmark.…

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  • April 22, 2024 April 23, 2024
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CAAT returns 9.5% for 2023, led by global, emerging market equities

The Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan saw a net return of 9.5 per cent for 2023, with net assets of $20.1 billion,…

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  • April 18, 2024 April 18, 2024
  • 09:30

Back to basics on investment glide paths

Simply put, a glide path is a calculation designed to support an employee’s desired retirement timeline through investments in a target-date fund. When an employee…

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IMCO returns 5.6% for 2023, driven by public equities

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is reporting a net return of 5.6 per cent for 2023, with net assets increasing to $77.4 billion. The…

Median solvency ratio of Canadian DB pension plans up 2% in Q1 2024: reports

The median solvency ratio of Canadian defined benefit pension plans increased two per cent in the first quarter of 2024, according to a report by…

  • By: Staff
  • April 4, 2024 April 4, 2024
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