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Canadian DB pension plan losses hit 5.5% in Q1: report

Canada’s defined benefit pension plans saw average losses of 5.5 per cent in the first quarter of 2022, according to a new report by RBC Investor…

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  • May 3, 2022 May 4, 2022
  • 11:30

AIMCO appoints Jason Chang as senior managing director of fixed income

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is appointing Jason Chang as senior managing director of fixed income. In the new role, Chang will oversee $35 billion…

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  • April 28, 2022 April 27, 2022
  • 09:00

IMCO returns 9.6% in 2021, aims to expand investments in alternative assets

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario saw returns of 9.6 per cent in 2021, according to its annual report. The IMCO’s assets under management rose…

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  • April 27, 2022 April 27, 2022
  • 09:00

CPPIB finances global restructuring, investment advisor; OMERS closes sustainable bond offering

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is providing $300 million in credit to a global restructuring and investment advisory firm. The financing of Gordon Brothers, a…

  • By: Staff
  • April 26, 2022 April 25, 2022
  • 09:00

Canadian DB pension plans return -6.4% during heightened volatility in Q1: report

The median Canadian defined benefit pension plan experienced a pullback in investment returns during the first quarter of 2022, returning negative 6.4 per cent as…

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  • April 25, 2022 April 26, 2022
  • 09:00
Alberta government facing backlash after changing terms of public-sector pensions

AIMCo returns 14.7% in record-breaking year

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. secured a return of 14.7 per cent in 2021, according to a press release. During the year, the AIMCo’s assets under…

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  • April 21, 2022 July 6, 2022
  • 11:00

A look at the pandemic’s impact on pension plans in Canada’s travel, transportation sectors

The economic impact of the pandemic has been unevenly distributed across various industries, with travel and transportation among the hardest-hit sectors. However, while travel restrictions…


Typical DB pension plan improved on a solvency, accounting basis in March: report

While a typical Canadian defined benefit pension plan saw negative investment returns in March, it also improved on a solvency and accounting basis, according to…

  • By: Staff
  • April 7, 2022 April 7, 2022
  • 11:00

Canadian DB plans’ average solvency ratio increases to 108% in Q1: report

The average solvency ratio of Canadian defined benefit pension plans in Mercer’s database increased five percentage points in the first quarter of 2022, according to…

  • By: Staff
  • April 5, 2022 April 4, 2022
  • 09:00

Institutional investors reducing exposure to fixed income: survey

The majority of institutional investors intend to reduce their exposure to fixed income, according to a new survey by Aeon Investments. The survey, which polled…

  • By: Staff
  • March 29, 2022 March 29, 2022
  • 12:30

Trusteed pension funds’ assets valued at $2.18T in Q3: StatsCan

The market value of assets held by Canadian trusteed pension funds rose 1.8 per cent to $2.18 trillion in the third quarter of 2021, up from $2.14…

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  • March 18, 2022 March 17, 2022
  • 09:05

What do rising inflation, interest rates mean for pension de-risking?

After navigating the unpredictable markets of the past two decades, some defined benefit pension plan sponsors could be forgiven for wanting to seek out some…

Plan Sponsor Week: HOOPP looking to LDI strategy 2.0 amid low interest rates

After a strong 2021, HOOPP is prepared for a volatile 2022: CEO

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan generated an 11.28 per cent return in 2021, led by its public and private equity portfolios. “It was a…

Canadian DB pension funded position improved in February: report

Despite rising concerns about inflation and the war in Ukraine, the funded position of a typical Canadian defined benefit pension plan improved slightly on both…

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  • March 8, 2022 March 8, 2022
  • 12:30

Canadians need $1.4M to retire comfortably at 65: report

The average 45-year-old Canadian employee earning $60,000 per year will need to accumulate $1.4 million in retirement savings by age 65 if they want to…

Top 5 HR, pension and benefits stories of the week

An article on British Columbia’s paramedics and their need for enhanced mental-health benefits was the most read story over the past week on Here…

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  • March 4, 2022 March 4, 2022
  • 09:00
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Ontario’s DB pension plans should take steps to maintain strong funded status: FSRA

With Ontario’s defined benefit pension plans in their best financial shape since 2009, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario is advising plan sponsors and…

AIMCo appointing Sandra Lau, James Barber as co-CIOs

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is appointing Sandra Lau and James Barber as co-chief investment officers, effective March 1. The pair will succeed Dale MacMaster,…

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  • February 25, 2022 February 25, 2022
  • 15:00

Caisse highlights alternative investment portfolio as 2021 return hits 13.5%

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec saw overall returns of 13.5 per cent in 2021, its best performance since 2010. By the end…


Danish pension announces sanctions against Russia

A Danish defined benefit pension fund is ceasing its investments in Russian assets following recent developments in the ongoing crisis between the world’s largest nation…

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  • February 22, 2022 February 22, 2022
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Equities, inflation, legislative changes push annuity transaction volume to record highs

The strength of equities was among the factors pushing the transaction volume of Canada’s group annuities market to a record high in 2021, according to…

How are pension plan sponsors approaching investments in 2022?

Nearly two years after the declaration of the global coronavirus pandemic and its subsequent impact on the worldwide economy, institutional investors are looking to the…

Bruce Power using asset-liability studies, rebalancing to protect pension fund

As a nuclear power provider, Bruce Power’s culture emphasizes the importance of risk-averseness. This is reflected in the company’s efforts to secure the indexed benefits…


Institutional investor interest in structured credit on the rise: survey

The large majority of institutional investors believe structured credit serves as an attractive alternative to fixed income, according to a new survey by Aeon Investments.…

  • By: Staff
  • February 3, 2022 February 3, 2022
  • 09:00

Domestic equities boost median DB pension returns to 8.9% in 2021: report

The strong performance of domestic equites in the last months of 2021 helped Canadian defined benefit pension plans secure median annual returns of 8.9 per…

  • By: Staff
  • February 1, 2022 February 1, 2022
  • 09:00