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Bond yields, credit spreads led to DB pension solvency dips in Q3: reports

The average Canadian defined benefit pension plan’s projected benefit obligation fell 3.4 per cent during the third quarter of 2022, from 100.5 per cent to…

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New ideas, access to top asset managers top reasons institutional investors hire OCIO: survey

About two-thirds (64 per cent) of global institutional investors say new ideas and access to top asset managers are the key benefits of hiring an…

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  • October 4, 2022 October 4, 2022
  • 12:30
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Investor Leadership Network publishes report detailing transition strategies

Six of the leading Canadian pension asset managers are sharing details of their energy transition strategies in a new report by the Investor Leadership Network.…

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  • September 27, 2022 September 28, 2022
  • 11:30
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Expert panel: Weighing the benefits, pitfalls of investing in Canadian equity

Why should defined benefit pension plans invest in Canadian equity markets at all? It’s a question many DB plan sponsors began asking themselves in the…

Synchronized rate hikes could spark global recession: World Bank report

Efforts by central banks to reduce inflation could spark a global recession, according to a new report from the World Bank. “If the degree of…

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  • September 20, 2022 September 20, 2022
  • 12:00
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Institutional investor trust in crypto declined in Q2: survey

The majority (51 per cent) of Canadian investors now consider cryptocurrency investments to be untrustworthy, according to a new survey by Bitstamp, a cryptocurrency exchange…

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  • September 15, 2022 September 15, 2022
  • 13:00

Canadian DB plan assets dip 2.4 per cent in August: report

The value of a typical Canadian defined benefit pension plan’s assets declined in August, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest monthly report. An investment portfolio designed…

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  • September 13, 2022 September 13, 2022
  • 12:30

Global pension plan sponsors concerned about recession, stagflation: survey

More than half (57 per cent) of global pension plan sponsors are very concerned about the prospect of looming stagflation, according to a new survey…

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  • September 13, 2022 September 13, 2022
  • 12:21

Top global pension funds combined AUM up 8.9 per cent in 2021: report

The world’s largest pension funds saw assets increase by 8.9 per cent in 2021, according to a report by WTW’s the Thinking Ahead Institute. The…

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  • September 8, 2022 September 8, 2022
  • 12:00
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Ontario Teachers’ allocating $5BN to high-carbon emitters: report

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is allocating $5 billion to businesses with high-carbon emissions, according to its annual responsible investing and climate strategy report. “Recognizing…

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  • September 6, 2022 September 6, 2022
  • 12:15

AIMCo assets declined 4% in Q2: report

The Alberta Investment Management Corp.’s investments declined four per cent during the second quarter of 2022, according to its quarterly report. During the quarter, the…

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  • September 1, 2022 September 1, 2022
  • 12:00
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43% of global institutional investors expect fixed income performance to continue to decline: survey

While global institutional investors expect losses to continue in the fixed income market and are concerned that central banks may be too optimistic on the…

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  • August 30, 2022 August 30, 2022
  • 09:00

Canadian DB pension plan assets rose 5.4 per cent in July: report

The value of a typical Canadian defined benefit pension plan’s assets improved in July, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest monthly report. An investment portfolio designed…

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  • August 9, 2022 August 9, 2022
  • 12:00

Canadian DB pension plan assets down 7.33% in Q2: report

Canada’s defined benefit pension plans saw median returns of negative 7.33 per cent in the second quarter of 2022, according to the BNY Mellon Canadian…

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  • August 4, 2022 August 4, 2022
  • 12:00

Banks failing to provide vital climate insights: institutional investor group

Banks must provide institutional investors with more information on climate strategies, according to the head of an organization of European pension funds and asset managers…

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  • August 2, 2022 July 31, 2022
  • 12:00
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Canadian DB pension plan assets down 8.6% in Q2: report

Canadian defined benefit pension plans’ assets experienced losses of 8.6 per cent in the second quarter of 2022, bringing year-to-date total returns to negative 14.7…

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  • August 2, 2022 July 29, 2022
  • 09:00

Canadian DB pension plan assets down 8.8% in Q2: report

The median Canadian defined benefit pension plan’s investments declined 8.8 per cent during the second quarter of 2022, according to a new report by Northern…

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  • July 28, 2022 July 28, 2022
  • 09:00

UPP climate action plan establishes 2040 net-zero portfolio target

The University Pension Plan is rolling out a new climate strategy that aims to make its portfolio carbon neutral by 2040. “I’m proud that we’ve…

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Canadian pension plan sponsors increasingly concerned by broad-scale climate resilience of portfolios: report

Canada’s defined benefit pension plan sponsors are more concerned about broad-scale climate resilience in portfolios than they were before the coronavirus pandemic, according to a…

  • July 21, 2022 July 21, 2022
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European central bank expected to raise interest rates by 25 basis points

The European Central Bank is expected to raise interest rates for the first time since 2011. In a statement, the bank said it plans to…

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  • July 19, 2022 July 19, 2022
  • 12:30
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Canadian DB pension plan assets declined 5.4 per cent in June: report

The value of a typical Canadian defined benefit pension plan’s assets declined in June, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest monthly report. An investment portfolio designed…

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Nova Scotia’s PSSP returns 5.56% for fiscal year

The Nova Scotia Public Service Superannuation Plan generated net returns of 5.56 per cent during its latest fiscal year, which ended on March 31, 2022.…

Economic, geopolitical factors causing inflationary uncertainty for institutional investors: report

A new report is urging pension plan sponsors and other institutional investors to ensure the resilience of their portfolios in a number of different inflationary…

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  • June 28, 2022 June 28, 2022
  • 13:30

Average solvency position of Canadian DB pension plans improved in May: report

The average Canadian defined benefit pension plan saw improvements in its solvency position in May, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest monthly report. An investment portfolio…

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  • June 14, 2022 June 14, 2022
  • 12:30