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PSP Investments returns 4.4% led by infrastructure investments

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is reporting a net return of 4.4 per cent for fiscal 2023. As of March 31, 2023, the investment…

Coverage of the 2023 Global Investment Conference

On April 12-14, a group of defined benefit pension plan sponsors, asset managers and academics gathered at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler in British Columbia for…

2023 GIC coverage: Never say ‘never bonds’ again

“I’m here to convince you that fixed income is back as an attractive asset class,” said Benoit Anne, lead strategist of the investment solutions group…

2023 GIC coverage: How Simon Fraser University is divesting global equities of fossil fuels

In December 2021, Simon Fraser University announced the global equity portfolios for its non-pension related funds — valued at $450 million — would divest from…

GIC 2023 coverage: Understanding the secondary private equity market

“If it’s in private equity or an alternative asset allocation, it’s a long-term investment strategy,” said Simon Oak, principal at Lexington Partners, during the Canadian…

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…

U.S. DB pension plan assets rise 4.47% in Q1 2023

U.S. defined benefit pension plans posted net returns of 4.47 per cent in the first quarter of 2023, according to a report from Investment Metrics…

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  • May 23, 2023 May 23, 2023
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Expert panel: History’s lessons for DB pension plans during turbulent times

At the best of times, selecting an optimal asset mix for a defined benefit pension plan is challenging. The times of today are downright turbulent.…


Expert panel: How DB pension plan sponsors can use surplus

In 2022, the typical defined benefit pension plan achieved an investment return of roughly negative 12 per cent. However, due to dramatic increases in bond…


Median solvency ratio of Ontario DB pensions rose to 115% in Q1 2023: report

The median solvency ratio of Ontario defined benefit pension plans rose during the first quarter of 2023, from 112 per cent at the beginning of the…

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  • May 15, 2023 May 12, 2023
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2023 Top 40 Money Managers Report: Using tools, technology to improve asset allocation, risk management

Large and small, pension plan sponsors are adopting in-house tools, partnering with technology research institutes or relying on investment managers for technological support with asset…

Canada’s lasting influence on Arizona’s public sector pension investor

There’s something about the Arizona State Retirement System — a US$49.3-billion defined benefit-like hybrid pension plan for the state’s 600,000 current and former public sector…

2023 DC Plan Summit: Helping DC plan members mind the manageable risk gap

With group retirement plans aimed at helping members avoid risks and achieve their savings goals, defined contribution plan sponsors are uniquely positioned to step up…

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Vestcor posts 3.63% loss for 2022

Vestcor Investment Management Corp., an organization that manages the investment and administration of 11 public sector pension plans in New Brunswick, saw its investment decline…

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  • May 11, 2023 May 11, 2023
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Canadian DB pension plan assets rise 1.9% in April: report

A typical Canadian defined benefit pension plan’s funded position improved on a solvency basis and decreased on an accounting basis in April as a result…

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  • May 11, 2023 May 11, 2023
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Canadian DB pension plans see median return of 4.23% in Q1 2023: report

Canadian defined benefit pension plans generated a median return of 4.23 per cent for the first quarter of 2023, according to the BNY Mellon Canadian…

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  • May 9, 2023 May 8, 2023
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Canadian DB pension plans generated strong returns in Q1: report

The median Canadian defined benefit pension plan’s investments returned 4.2 per cent during the first quarter of 2022, according to a new report by Northern Trust…

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  • May 4, 2023 May 4, 2023
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27% of U.S. DC pension plan sponsors say decumulation isn’t a topic of interest: survey

While a third (34 per cent) of U.S. defined contribution pension plan sponsors say they’re studying decumulation solutions and another 15 per cent are in…

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  • May 3, 2023 May 3, 2023
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Canadian DB pension plans see median return of 4% in Q1 2023: report

Canadian defined benefit pension plans generated a median return of four per cent in the first quarter of 2023, up from 3.8 per cent in…

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  • May 1, 2023 April 28, 2023
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New report highlights BCI’s 2022 ESG achievements

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is leveraging its size and influence to drive environmental, social and governance improvements across its portfolio, according to the…

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  • April 27, 2023 April 27, 2023
  • 12:30

Caisse investing in Quebec asset management development organization, OMERS completing U$1 BN term note issuance

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is issuing $250 million to an organization that supports the institutional investment manager ecosystem in Quebec. The…

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  • April 25, 2023 April 24, 2023
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CAAT remains 124% funded despite 2022 investment losses: annual report

The College of Arts and Technology pension plan’s assets dropped 2.3 per cent while its funded ratio on a going-concern basis remained at 124 per…

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  • April 20, 2023 April 20, 2023
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Canadian DB pension plan assets rise 1.8% in March: report

The funded position of a typical Canadian defined benefit pension plan improved on a solvency and accounting basis in March, according to a new report…

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  • April 18, 2023 April 18, 2023
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IMCO returns -8.1% for 2022, buoyed by private assets

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is reporting that the weighted average net return of its clients’ portfolios was negative 8.1 per cent for the year ended Dec.…

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  • April 13, 2023 April 13, 2023
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SHEPP appointing Colette Wagner as senior investment analyst

The Saskatchewan Healthcare Employees’ Pension Plan is appointing Colette Wagner as a senior investment analyst. In the new role, she’ll oversee the asset managers responsible…

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  • April 11, 2023 April 11, 2023
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