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Ivanhoé Cambridge increasing investment in real estate partnership, PSP Investments selling data centre operator stake

Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, is increasing the size of its investment partnership with Walker…

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  • June 21, 2024 June 21, 2024
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

A story discussing the factors leading employees to delay taking time off and instead engage in ‘quiet vacationing’ was the most-read story this week on…

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  • June 21, 2024 June 20, 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…

Caisse investing further in electric vehicle charging network

Shareholders approve Elon Musk’s Tesla pay package, despite objection by institutional investors

A majority (77 per cent) of Tesla Inc. shareholders voted in support of restoring the landmark US$44.9 billion all-stock pay package for chief executive officer…

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  • June 20, 2024 June 20, 2024
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CSSB’s climate risk disclosure standards should align with ISSB’s, with only Canadian-specific modifications: PIAC

The Pension Investment Association of Canada supports closely aligning the Canadian Sustainability Standards Board disclosure standards with the International Sustainability Standards Board’s requirements but recommends it…

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  • June 20, 2024 June 19, 2024
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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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Caisse investing $500MN in National Bank of Canada, backing EV charging station operator

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing $500 million in National Bank of Canada to support its acquisition strategy for Canadian Western…

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  • June 14, 2024 June 13, 2024
  • 15:00

Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article detailing a stark increase in the use of obesity medications among Canadian employer-sponsored benefits plan members was the most-read article on BenefitsCanada.com this…

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  • June 14, 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
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OSFI launching consultation on climate change risks to pensions, financial institutions

CIA calling on financial organizations to include effects of climate change in risk projections

Unique natural events caused by the effects of climate change need to be considered in a financial organization’s risk analysis, according to a new report…

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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
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Commercial real estate challenges forcing Canadian pension funds to re-evaluate strategy: report

Some of Canada’s largest pension funds are rethinking their real estate strategies as higher interest rates continue to push valuations lower and lenders pull in…

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  • July 8, 2024 July 8, 2024
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Canadian public pension plans’ average funding ratio increased to 116% in 2023: report

Canadian corporate pension funds reported an average funding ratio of 117 per cent, while public pension funds reported an average of 116 per cent, according…

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  • July 4, 2024 July 4, 2024
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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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  • July 3, 2024 July 3, 2024
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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…

Editorial: What a difference four years makes

Four years ago, as the coronavirus pandemic entered its third month, I unknowingly — and unwittingly — took my first steps towards a new chapter…

Coverage of the 2024 DC Plan Summit

At the 2024 Defined Contribution Plan Summit, which was hosted in Vancouver on Feb. 27-29, attendees learned about the various challenges and solutions for DC…

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
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Coverage of the 2024 Global Investment Conference

On April 10-12, the Canadian Investment Review hosted a group of delegates, including defined benefit plan sponsors, asset managers and academics, in Alberta for the 2024 Global…

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  • June 10, 2024 June 6, 2024
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CPPIB investing €550M in European digital solutions provider, Caisse buying Brazilian power transmission platform

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing €550 million in Europe-based team.blue to acquire a 20 per cent interest in the firm. The total…

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  • July 12, 2024 July 11, 2024
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

A story on how group insurers can help plan sponsors provide adequate coverage and ensure appropriate use of treatments for rare diseases was the most-read…

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  • July 12, 2024 July 11, 2024
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OMERS sells LifeLabs for $1.35BN, Ontario Teachers’ Venture Growth invests in Japanese HR software firm

The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is selling LifeLabs Inc. in a deal worth roughly $1.35 billion to U.S.-based Quest Diagnostics. The transaction is expected…

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  • July 5, 2024 July 5, 2024
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Competition Bureau to speed development of guidance on new greenwashing rules

The Competition Bureau is speeding up the development of guidance on the interpretation of new provisions in the Competition Act aimed at greenwashing. The federal…

Canada’s missing navigation tool in the push to lower emissions

It would be possible to get around a city if there were no agreed-upon street names, but it would take longer, people would get lost…

UN’s Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance adopting intermediate targets

The United Nations’ Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance — an association of financial organizations that includes the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec — is…

Institutional investors considering AI need responsible rulebook: report

Putting responsible artificial intelligence principles in place is essential to enhancing risk-adjusted returns and positioning businesses for success, according to a new report by the Canada…

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  • July 11, 2024 July 11, 2024
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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…

Report finds infrastructure investments at the centre of energy transition roadmap

Institutional investors are at the forefront of an infrastructure overhaul expected to be worth more than $100 trillion, which will be crucial for global energy…

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  • June 10, 2024 June 11, 2024
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Financial market regulators establish committee to implement total cost reporting plan

The Joint Forum of Financial Market Regulators is establishing a committee to help implement its total cost reporting plan. The plan aims to increase investor…

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  • December 15, 2023 December 15, 2023
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Men more likely than women to report reduced stress due to financial wellness programs: survey

More than a quarter (28 per cent) of male employees in the U.S. report a reduction in their stress levels due to their employer’s financial…

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  • September 25, 2023 September 22, 2023
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Alberta deserves more than half CPP assets if it exits program: report

A report commissioned by the Alberta government estimates the province would be entitled to more than half the assets of the Canada Pension Plan if it…

2024 Global Investment Conference: How the risk-return proposition can help portfolios perform well in a variety of market conditions

It’s important for institutional investors to view risk mitigation as a way to improve the risk-return proposition and not as a way to express a…

2024 Global Investment Conference: Technology, health-care innovations providing institutional investors with alpha

Institutional investors are navigating two massive innovations, namely artificial intelligence and artificial incretins, said Jennifer O’Hara Martin, global equity portfolio specialist at T. Rowe Price, during the…

2024 Global Investment Conference: How institutional investors can leverage their influence with stewardship goals

Active ownership, accompanied by a concrete set of stewardship goals, is critical for long-term value creation, said Delaney Greig, director of investor stewardship at the…

2024 Global Investment Conference: Global energy interests posing challenges to institutional investors’ net-zero targets

Global powerhouses China and India will continue to heavily bet in oil and gas opportunities due to projected demand, despite the global push for green…

2024 Global Investment Conference: Comparing clean energy landscapes across North America and Europe

To reach 2050 net-zero targets, investment volume in U.S. and European clean power markets has to be scaled on an annualized basis from now until…

2024 Global Investment Conference: Canadian real estate pressures increasing demand for rental market investments

If Canadians aren’t able to access single-family housing, then by necessity they have to move to rentals, said Aaron Pittman, senior vice-president and head of…