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Ontario Teachers’ focusing on board diversity in proxy voting guidelines

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is setting higher expectations for increased participation of women in board roles at large-cap companies in 2023. The pension fund’s…

Coverage of the 2022 Investment Innovation Conference

During history’s turning points, fortune favours the innovators. As the world moves beyond the coronavirus pandemic and the global workforce entrenches the improved labour conditions…

2022 IIC coverage: Finding differentiated sources of growth and alpha in emerging markets

Emerging market economies with strong domestic structural growth stories are likely to thrive in the next 10 years, said Alexis Freyeisen, investment strategist for emerging…

2022 IIC coverage: Using thematic strategies to derive more value from private markets

Institutional investors should be adopting innovative thematic approaches to derive more value from private markets, according to Nelson Lam, senior vice-president of equity and alternative…

2022 IIC coverage: Rethinking the role of carbon-intensive assets in investment portfolios

Reduced investment in the fossil fuel sector will lead to higher energy prices, encouraging the development of transition technologies, according to Mark Lacey, head of…

2022 IIC coverage: Identifying emerging opportunities in ESG investing

Environmental, social and governance investment strategies can improve a portfolio’s ability to generate alpha, according to Patrick Vizzone, managing director of global private equity at…

2022 IIC conference coverage: Four major misconceptions about fixed income impact investing

Four major misconceptions about fixed income impact investing have taken root in the minds of many institutional investors, according to Matt Lawton, fixed income portfolio…

2022 IIC coverage: Investing in a time of quantitative tightening

“I’m starting to become a glass half full person. . . . I think that at least one of the two anchors of the 60/40…

2022 IIC coverage: A Canadian view of the Arizona State Retirement System

Few people have as clear a perspective on the differences between public sector defined benefit pension plans in Canada and the U.S. as Paul Matson.…

Report finds Canadian DB pension plan assets declined 3.1% in December

The average Canadian defined benefit pension plan lost ground on a solvency and accountancy basis in December, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest monthly report. At…

  • By: Staff
  • January 12, 2023 January 12, 2023
  • 12:30

DB plan sponsors urged to reconsider asset allocations amid interest rate uncertainty: expert

The uncertainty about the direction interest rates will move in 2023 means defined benefit pension plan sponsors should be reconsidering their asset allocation strategies, says…

Ontario Teachers’ backing auto insurance merger, pension plans leap on new BMO equity

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is providing an equity injection to help finance the acquisition of an automotive financing and insurance company. APCO Holdings, in…

  • By: Staff
  • January 3, 2023 January 3, 2023
  • 13:45
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Use of custom TDFs increasing among U.S. DC pension plans: report

U.S. defined contribution pension plan sponsors are increasingly offering custom target-date funds, according to a new report by the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association. The…

  • By: Staff
  • January 3, 2023 January 3, 2023
  • 09:00

Global institutional investors facing headwinds from strong U.S. dollar, war in Ukraine

The strength of the U.S. dollar and the ongoing war in Europe will hamper North American and other global institutional investors in 2023, though some…

  • By: Staff
  • December 22, 2022 December 22, 2022
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CPPIB investing in energy service provider, BCI backing aerospace acquisition

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is joining a funding round for an energy network service provider. The investment organization is investing about US$200 million…

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  • December 20, 2022 December 20, 2022
  • 12:30

Coverage of the 2022 Defined Benefit Investment Forum

If there was one message for defined benefit pension plan sponsor delegates at the 2022 Defined Benefit Investment Forum, it was that the fate of…

  • By: Staff
  • December 19, 2022 December 16, 2022
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Ontario Teachers’ appointing Romeo Leemrijse as executive managing director, equities

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is appointing Romeo Leemrijse as executive managing director of equities, effective Jan. 1, 2023. In the role, he’ll be responsible…

  • By: Staff
  • December 16, 2022 December 16, 2022
  • 09:00
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Super-priority pension bill may hasten DB plan closures: expert

A bill currently under consideration by Canada’s senate could hasten the closure of open defined benefit plans, according to Gavin Benjamin, a partner in LifeWorks…

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  • December 15, 2022 December 15, 2022
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Canadians’ pension wealth increased to $4.9 trillion in 2021: report

Canadians’ total pension wealth increased by 7.9 per cent in 2021 to reach nearly $4.9 trillion by the end of year, according to a new…

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  • December 15, 2022 December 14, 2022
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Super-priority bill a major concern for DB plan sponsors: report

A bill intended to provide defined benefit pension plan members with super-priority should be a major concern for Canadian DB plan sponsors, according to LifeWorks…

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  • December 13, 2022 December 13, 2022
  • 12:45

Prospect of global economic slowdown tops list of institutional investor concerns: survey

The possibility of a global economic slowdown is of greater concern to global institutional investors than rising inflation, according to a new survey from the…

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  • December 8, 2022 December 7, 2022
  • 12:00
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$13.5BN HSBC Canada Bank acquisition a win for pension plans, says RBC CEO

A deal for the Royal Bank of Canada to absorb HSBC Bank Canada for $13.5 billion is good news for pension plans, said Dave McKay,…

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Expert panel: China’s ESG mask slips

Reports that a leading asset manager is delaying the launch of a Chinese bond fund indefinitely are a clear sign that the facade around Chinese…

Canadian pension plans named as passive beneficiaries of China’s crimes against humanity: report

Nine Canadian public sector pension plans are passively invested in companies with evidenced involvement in the persecution of Uyghurs in China, according to a new…

  • By: Staff
  • November 22, 2022 November 23, 2022
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