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Bond yields, credit spreads led to DB pension solvency dips in Q3: reports

The average Canadian defined benefit pension plan’s projected benefit obligation fell 3.4 per cent during the third quarter of 2022, from 100.5 per cent to…

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PIAC providing feedback on potential updates to Alberta’s private sector pension legislation

The Pension Investment Association of Canada is providing feedback on the Alberta government’s consultation draft of potential legislative and policy updates for private sector pension…

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  • September 22, 2022 September 21, 2022
  • 09:00

Trusteed pension funds’ assets valued at $2.21TN in Q1: Stats Can

The market value of assets held by Canadian trusteed pension funds decreased 2.9 per cent to $2.21 trillion in the first quarter of 2022, down…

  • By: Staff
  • September 16, 2022 September 16, 2022
  • 15:00

Canadian DB plan assets dip 2.4 per cent in August: report

The value of a typical Canadian defined benefit pension plan’s assets declined in August, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest monthly report. An investment portfolio designed…

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  • September 13, 2022 September 13, 2022
  • 12:30
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on how employers can approach the concept of ‘quiet quitting’ was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five…

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  • September 2, 2022 September 2, 2022
  • 09:00

AIMCo assets declined 4% in Q2: report

The Alberta Investment Management Corp.’s investments declined four per cent during the second quarter of 2022, according to its quarterly report. During the quarter, the…

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  • September 1, 2022 September 1, 2022
  • 12:00
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Bâtirente’s diversified funds return between negative 4.63% and negative 8.87% in Q2

The second quarter of 2022 proved difficult for Bâtirente’s diversified funds, according to the organization’s investment strategy manager. “As was the case in the first…

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  • August 30, 2022 August 30, 2022
  • 12:30
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43% of global institutional investors expect fixed income performance to continue to decline: survey

While global institutional investors expect losses to continue in the fixed income market and are concerned that central banks may be too optimistic on the…

  • By: Staff
  • August 30, 2022 August 30, 2022
  • 09:00

Caisse reporting negative 7.9% return for first half of 2022

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec generated an average return of negative 7.9 per cent for the first half of 2022. The investment…

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  • August 18, 2022 August 17, 2022
  • 09:00

CPPIB assets down $16BN in Q1 fiscal 2023

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is reporting net assets of $523 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2023, down from $539 billion at…

  • By: Staff
  • August 15, 2022 August 15, 2022
  • 09:00

Which emerging and frontier markets are institutional investors considering in 2022?

While institutional investors are no strangers to established markets such as Europe and the U.S., the world’s emerging and frontier markets can provide diversification and…

2022 DC Plan Summit: Considering historical regimes in building a DC plan investment portfolio

Building a defined contribution pension plan’s investment portfolio should incorporate the benefits and drawbacks of various historical regimes to provide a strong foundation, said Ruthann…

Canadian DB pension plan assets rose 5.4 per cent in July: report

The value of a typical Canadian defined benefit pension plan’s assets improved in July, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest monthly report. An investment portfolio designed…

  • By: Staff
  • August 9, 2022 August 9, 2022
  • 12:00

Canadian DB pension plan assets down 7.33% in Q2: report

Canada’s defined benefit pension plans saw median returns of negative 7.33 per cent in the second quarter of 2022, according to the BNY Mellon Canadian…

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  • August 4, 2022 August 4, 2022
  • 12:00
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Canadian DB pension plan assets down 8.6% in Q2: report

Canadian defined benefit pension plans’ assets experienced losses of 8.6 per cent in the second quarter of 2022, bringing year-to-date total returns to negative 14.7…

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  • August 2, 2022 July 29, 2022
  • 09:00

CalPERS reporting 6.1% loss in last fiscal year: report

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System is reporting a net loss of 6.1 per cent for its last fiscal year, according to its preliminary annual…

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  • July 28, 2022 July 28, 2022
  • 12:45

Canadian DB pension plan assets down 8.8% in Q2: report

The median Canadian defined benefit pension plan’s investments declined 8.8 per cent during the second quarter of 2022, according to a new report by Northern…

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  • July 28, 2022 July 28, 2022
  • 09:00

UPP climate action plan establishes 2040 net-zero portfolio target

The University Pension Plan is rolling out a new climate strategy that aims to make its portfolio carbon neutral by 2040. “I’m proud that we’ve…

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BCI pushes past $200BN mark with 7.4% returns in fiscal 2022

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. generated returns of 7.4 per cent during the year ending on March 21, 2022, according to its annual report.…

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  • July 21, 2022 July 21, 2022
  • 12:30
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Canadian DB pension plan assets declined 5.4 per cent in June: report

The value of a typical Canadian defined benefit pension plan’s assets declined in June, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest monthly report. An investment portfolio designed…

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Canadian DB plans’ median solvency ratio increases to 109% in Q2: report

Despite year-to-date asset losses and historically high levels of inflation, most Canadian defined benefit pension plans are reporting increased funded positions in the second quarter…

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  • July 5, 2022 July 4, 2022
  • 09:00
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Higher long-term bond yields lowering annuity purchase costs for DB pension plan sponsors: expert

Higher long-term bond yields driven by rising interest rates are lowering the cost of annuity purchases for defined benefit pension plans, says Mary Kate Archibald,…

How to prepare pension portfolios for persistently higher inflation: CPBI session

There are a lot of reasons to believe financial markets will be very different in the next 10 to 20 years than what pension funds…

Trusteed pension funds’ assets valued at $2.27TN in Q4: Stats Can

The market value of assets held by Canadian trusteed pension funds increased 4.2 per cent to $2.27 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2021, up from…

  • By: Staff
  • June 21, 2022 June 21, 2022
  • 09:00

Average solvency position of Canadian DB pension plans improved in May: report

The average Canadian defined benefit pension plan saw improvements in its solvency position in May, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest monthly report. An investment portfolio…

  • By: Staff
  • June 14, 2022 June 14, 2022
  • 12:30