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Expert panel: Defining risk depends on investing horizon

What’s the right definition of risk in financial markets? Finding the answer to this question has become even more important because the number of retail…

Bâtirente’s diversified funds lost between 5.7% and 8.6% in 2022

Bâtirente’s diversified funds lost between 5.7 per cent and 8.6 per cent in 2022 as a result of tumultuous conditions in the global economy, according…

  • By: Staff
  • March 2, 2023 March 2, 2023
  • 12:00

AIMCo investing in Toronto real estate fund, Caisse entering share repurchase in IT provider

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is investing in a new real estate fund focused on developing rental housing across the Greater Toronto Area. The Fitzrovia…

  • By: Staff
  • February 28, 2023 February 28, 2023
  • 12:00

OMERS returns 4.2% for 2022, led by alternative investments

The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System’s assets grew by 4.2 per cent to $124.2 billion in 2022, according to its annual results. “Our significant allocations…

  • By: Staff
  • February 28, 2023 February 27, 2023
  • 12:00

DB pension plans with overlay strategies finding flexibility after OSFI’s going-concern discount rate clarification: expert

Defined benefit pension plan sponsors using overlay strategies will gain more flexibility amid rising inflation now that the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions…

AIMCo sees ‘silver lining’ to higher inflation, interest rates

Marlene Puffer, chief investment officer of the Alberta Investment Management Corp., believes many public market asset classes are under-priced as a result of inflation and…

  • By: Staff
  • February 23, 2023 March 1, 2023
  • 12:00

Caisse reporting -5.6% return for 2022, expects 2023 to be a ‘year of transition’

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec generated average returns of negative 5.6 per cent in 2022. “The year 2022 provided an environment filled…

ESG influencing company strategy, increasing oil market vulnerability: reports

Pension plans among shareholders suing Shell board over climate strategy

Several European pension plans are backing a lawsuit against Shell Corp. alleging its board is mismanaging climate risk and breaching company law. The lawsuit, launched…

  • By: Staff
  • February 14, 2023 February 13, 2023
  • 11:30
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CPPIB generated 1.9% returns in fiscal Q3, buoyed by rebound in public equities

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s assets returned 1.9 per cent during the third quarter of fiscal 2023, according to its latest quarterly report. By…

  • By: Staff
  • February 13, 2023 February 10, 2023
  • 09:00

Revamping, retuning investment allocations at the ATCO’s pension plans

When Tye McAllister was in middle school, he received a life-changing gift from his father — The Wealthy Barber, a practical guide to financial planning…


Canadian DB pension plans see median return of 4.27% in last quarter of 2022: report

Despite the challenging economic environment, Canadian defined benefit pension plans saw a median return of 4.27 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2022, according…

  • By: Staff
  • February 7, 2023 February 8, 2023
  • 11:30

Canadian DB pension plans down 12.8% in 2022: report

The median Canadian defined benefit pension plan returned 2.8 per cent during the last quarter of 2022 after facing losses of 12.8 per cent over…

  • By: Staff
  • January 30, 2023 January 31, 2023
  • 15:00

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…

  • By: Staff
  • January 24, 2023 January 24, 2023
  • 09:00

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