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Canada’s largest pension plans maintaining strong ties to fossil fuel sector: report

Directors, trustees and investment managers at Canada’s largest public pension funds are deeply involved in the fossil fuel sector, according to a new report by…


DB pension plans saw solvency gains, 5.3% losses in April: report

In spite of overall losses, Canadian defined benefit pension plans saw their financial positions improve on a solvency and accountancy basis in April, according to…

  • By: Staff
  • May 5, 2022 May 5, 2022
  • 11:00

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…

  • By: Staff
  • May 3, 2022 May 4, 2022
  • 11:30

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…

  • By: Staff
  • April 27, 2022 April 27, 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…

  • By: Staff
  • 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 its annual report. During the year, the AIMCo’s assets under…

  • By: Staff
  • April 21, 2022 April 21, 2022
  • 11:00

U.S. union linking CPPIB-backed fund to human rights abuses

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is one of 12 pension funds being targeted by calls to divest holdings in a KKR fund. The United…

CPPIB promoting Priti Singh to global head of capital markets, factor investing

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is promoting Priti Singh to senior managing director and global head of capital markets and factor investing, effective May…

  • By: Staff
  • April 18, 2022 April 18, 2022
  • 15:00

Caisse on track to meet ESG goals, according to sustainable investing report

The value of low-carbon investments held by the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has more than doubled since 2017, according to its annual…

  • By: Staff
  • April 14, 2022 April 13, 2022
  • 09:05

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

CPPIB invests in Indian technology company, Caisse repurchases shares in Quebec convenience chain

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing US$425 million in an Indian content technology platform company. Following an initial equity investment of US$50 million…

  • By: Staff
  • April 7, 2022 April 6, 2022
  • 09:00

Rising interest rates, value investing, war in Europe: key questions answered

It’s a chaotic time for institutional investors. Between rising inflation and interest rates, war in Europe and an ongoing global pandemic, stock market volatility is…

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…

  • By: Staff
  • 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…


Two years later: DB plans out of the pandemic frying pan, into the geopolitical fire

The second year of the coronavirus pandemic offered defined benefit pension plan sponsors a reprieve from the chaos sown in financial markets during its first…

Largest U.S. DB plans’ average funded status reaches 93.8%: report

The average funded status for the largest U.S. defined benefit pension plans was 93.8 per cent in 2021, up from 86.2 per cent in 2020…

  • By: Staff
  • March 10, 2022 March 9, 2022
  • 09:00

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…

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

IMCO, OPB to divest Russian holdings

In response to the ongoing war in Ukraine, more Canadian public sector institutional investors are announcing plans to exclude Russian assets from their portfolios. The…

  • By: Staff
  • March 7, 2022 March 7, 2022
  • 15:00

OMERS returns 15.7% for 2021, led by private equity investments

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System returned 15.7 per cent for 2021, a significant increase on its 2020 return. In its annual report, the OMERS…

  • By: Staff
  • March 1, 2022 February 28, 2022
  • 09:00

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,…

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

North American markets tumble as Russian forces move on Ukraine

North American stock markets plunged after opening to news that Russian forces have launched a new military offensive in Ukraine. In New York, the Dow…

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…

Largest U.S. pension fund appoints Canadian as CIO

The California Public Employees’ Pension Retirement System is appointing Nicole Musicco as its new chief investment officer, effective March 28. She joins the CalPERS from…

  • By: Staff
  • February 24, 2022 February 23, 2022
  • 09:00