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2021 a banner year for largest U.S. DB pension plans: report

The largest defined benefit pension plans in the U.S. saw average funded status improve by eight per cent in 2021, according to a new report…

  • By: Staff
  • January 4, 2022 January 4, 2022
  • 09:00
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Expert panel: An investment roadmap for 2022

Last year was a tumultuous one, with economies ravaged by successive waves of coronavirus pandemic-related stresses and closures. Despite the negative impact these forces had…

Experts weigh in on what investors should expect in 2022

Investors should expect the unexpected in 2022, according to George Athanassakos, professor of finance and the Ben Graham chair in value investing at Western University’s…

  • By: Staff
  • December 30, 2021 January 5, 2022
  • 09:00

Expert panel: Unclear road ahead for institutional investors in 2022

As has been the case for the past couple of years, we’re ending 2021 with as many questions as answers. On the surface, economic conditions…

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Wall Street stocks rise after three days of losses

Wall Street stocks are rising after three days of losses brought on by worries over the spread of the omicron variant and lingering concerns about…

2021 IIC coverage: Is inflation here to stay?

“Inflation is here and it has a meaningful impact on portfolios and financial assets,” said Ilan Kolet, an institutional portfolio manager at Fidelity Investments Inc.,…

Canadian DB plan solvency, balance sheets dipped in November: report

The average Canadian defined benefit pension plan saw its funding position deteriorate slightly on both a solvency and accounting basis in November, according to a…

Majority of global institutional investors expect interest rates to rise in 2022: survey

Almost three-quarters (73 per cent) of global institutional investors expect interest rates to rise in 2022, according to a new outlook survey by Natixis Investment…

  • By: Staff
  • December 9, 2021 December 9, 2021
  • 09:00
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CPPIB-backed fintech stock rebounds after disappointing IPO

Shares in a Canada Pension Plan Investment Board-backed financial technology company have rebounded following a disastrous first week on the Bombay Stock Exchange. In the…

  • By: Staff
  • November 30, 2021 November 30, 2021
  • 09:00
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Tracking indirect GHG emissions vital for institutional investors, says expert

Institutional investors seeking to reduce their portfolios’ carbon footprint should pay more attention to scope 3 emissions, says Priti Shokeen, head of environmental, social and…

Debate about pension fund’s divesting due to ESG issues heats up in Oregon

Oregon’s state employee retirement fund is coming under increased scrutiny as the U.S. state is facing increased calls for divestment from companies that have environmental,…

HOOPP buys shares in P&C insurance company, Caisse invests in private equity fund

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan and Swiss Re Investments Holding Co. Ltd. are purchasing common shares in a Canadian property and casualty insurance company…

  • By: Staff
  • November 18, 2021 November 18, 2021
  • 15:00

Canadian investors less skeptical of corporate ESG than global average: survey

Nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) of Canadian institutional investors don’t believe companies can be trusted to achieve their stated environmental, social and governance commitments, according…

  • By: Staff
  • November 18, 2021 November 18, 2021
  • 11:55

Ohio retirement fund suing Facebook over investment loss

Ohio’s largest public employee pension fund is suing Facebook — now known as Meta — alleging that it broke U.S. federal securities law by purposely misleading…

Norway pension fund divesting from companies tied to weapon production

Norway’s largest pension fund is divesting from 14 companies involved in producing nuclear missiles and other weapons. Oslo-based KLP, which manages more than 300 billion kroner…

Canada’s DB pension plans post 5% return in Q4, close 2020 with 10% gain

Canadian pension plan returns see modest growth in Q3: report

Canadian pension plans saw returns averaging about 0.6 per cent in the third quarter of 2021, according to a new report by Northern Trust Canada.…

  • By: Staff
  • November 2, 2021 November 4, 2021
  • 11:00

CPPIB investing in Japanese logistics, energy partnership in Brazil

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is committing $1.3 billion to a logistics fund involved in projects in major urban centres in Japan. The GLP…

  • By: Staff
  • October 20, 2021 October 21, 2021
  • 15:00
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Sino-Canadian relations face a slow recovery, but China remains warm to investors: expert

While the return of two Canadians imprisoned in China since 2018 may lead the Canadian government to rethink its relationship with the world’s most populous…

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CPPIB-backed sports entertainment stock rebounds after disastrous Nasdaq debut

A sport data intelligence and entertainment provider backed by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is seeing its stock price recover following a disastrous first…

  • By: Staff
  • September 16, 2021 September 16, 2021
  • 11:40

TTC Pension Plan naming Anthony Tang portfolio manager of public markets

The Toronto Transit Commission Pension Plan is naming Anthony Tang as its portfolio manager of public markets. In the new role, Tang will oversee about…

  • By: Staff
  • September 7, 2021 September 7, 2021
  • 13:29
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Two decades of low inflation push DB pensions toward alternative investments: Bank of Canada

Canada’s defined benefit plans are allocating more to alternative investments as a result of a two-decade period of low inflation, according to a new study…

  • By: Staff
  • August 31, 2021 August 31, 2021
  • 09:00
ESG influencing company strategy, increasing oil market vulnerability: reports

CPPIB investing in oilfield drilling company, Caisse in SAP firm

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing about $12.825 million in common shares of a Calgary-based oil and gas infrastructure service provider. The pension…

  • By: Staff
  • August 17, 2021 August 16, 2021
  • 09:00
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Sounding Board: Tips for evaluating a target-date fund

Since target-date funds were introduced to the Canadian market in the early 2000s, they’ve become the dominant investment choice for defined contribution pension plan members.…

Canadian equities buoy DB pension’s Q2 returns: report

Canadian defined benefit pension plans returned 4.4 per cent in the second quarter of 2021, according to RBC Investor & Treasury Services’ latest all-plan universe.…

  • By: Staff
  • August 3, 2021 August 3, 2021
  • 12:00

DB pension interest in fixed income grew in 2020, finds PIAC asset mix report

Members of the Pension Investment Association of Canada saw their managed assets grow by 7.4 per cent in 2020, according to a new report. In…

  • By: Staff
  • July 15, 2021 July 15, 2021
  • 09:00