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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…

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

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

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…

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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

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

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
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Sounding Board: Tips for evaluating a target-date fund

Since target-date funds were introduced to the Canadian market in the early 2000s, they’ve become the dominant investment choice for defined contribution pension plan members.…

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

BCI returns 16.5% and increases AUM in fiscal 2021: annual report

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. returned 16.5 per cent for its combined pension plan clients and increased its assets under management from $171.3 billion…

  • By: Staff
  • July 27, 2021 July 26, 2021
  • 12:00

DB pension interest in fixed income grew in 2020, finds PIAC asset mix report

Members of the Pension Investment Association of Canada saw their managed assets grow by 7.4 per cent in 2020, according to a new report. In…

  • By: Staff
  • July 15, 2021 July 15, 2021
  • 09:00

Canadian DB pensions’ funding positions improve in June as bond returns level off: report

The funded position for an average Canadian defined benefit pension plan improved slightly on both a solvency and accounting basis in June, according to a new…

  • By: Staff
  • July 9, 2021 July 9, 2021
  • 15:00

Canadian DB pensions see improved funded position, investment returns: reports

The aggregate funded ratio for Canadian defined benefit pension plans in the S&P/TSX composite index increased from 94.8 per cent in the first quarter of…

  • By: Staff
  • July 5, 2021 July 2, 2021
  • 09:00

How Canada’s pension funds are maximizing fixed income in a low interest rate environment

With bond returns tied to interest rates, it’s no surprise Canadian pension funds are increasingly seeking other ways to boost fixed income yields. Canadian interest…

AIMCo beats fixed income benchmarks with innovation, flexibility

It isn’t an easy time to be a fixed income investor. After a volatile year that included a severe liquidity squeeze in the spring of…

Back to basics on insurance-linked securities

As institutional investors seek portfolio diversification and the insurance industry seeks additional capacity amid global growth, investment strategies incorporating insurance-linked securities are providing a solution…

Value of assets in trusteed pension funds rises 6.6% in 2020 to $2.22 trillion: StatsCan

The value of assets held by Canadian trusteed pension funds increased to $2.2 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to new data from…

  • By: Staff
  • June 28, 2021 June 28, 2021
  • 09:00
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PSP reporting 18.4% net return for fiscal 2021

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is reporting a net return of 18.4 per cent in fiscal 2021. As of March 31, 2021, the PSP…

  • By: Staff
  • June 22, 2021 June 21, 2021
  • 09:00
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Decline in bond yields signals market observers to be on ‘inflation watch’: report

The funded position for an average Canadian defined benefit pension plan improved slightly during May, with a solvency of 108.2 per cent, according to a…

  • By: Staff
  • June 10, 2021 June 10, 2021
  • 12:30
Canadian ESG-related investment assets surge to $3.2 trillion: report

BCI’s 2020 ESG report highlights sustainable bonds, investment guidelines

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is becoming “more intentional about” its ongoing environmental, social and governance efforts in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, says…

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New longevity pension fund offers decumulation option for plan sponsors

Purpose Investments Inc. is introducing a new longevity pension fund, which invests 50 per cent in equities and 50 per cent in fixed income. It…

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Caisse investing in wireless communications, BCI in Chile timber

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is one of two organizations investing a total US$940 million in Phoenix Tower International, a U.S.-based wireless…

  • By: Staff
  • May 21, 2021 May 20, 2021
  • 09:00