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PSP Investments generates 7.2% annual return, net assets increase to $264.9BN

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board ended its fiscal year on March 31, 2024, generating a net return of 7.2 per cent, up from 4.4…

Ontario DB pension plans’ average solvency ratio increases to 122% in Q1 2024: FSRA

The average projected solvency ratio for Ontario defined benefit pension plans was 122 per cent as of March 31, 2024, up three per cent from…

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  • June 17, 2024 June 13, 2024
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Canadian fixed income outperforms amid improving interest rate landscape: report

Canadian-based fixed income assets rallied in the first quarter of 2024 as the likelihood of interest rate cuts from global central authorities increases, according to…

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  • June 13, 2024 June 12, 2024
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OSFI launching consultation on climate change risks to pensions, financial institutions

CIA calling on financial organizations to include effects of climate change in risk projections

Unique natural events caused by the effects of climate change need to be considered in a financial organization’s risk analysis, according to a new report…

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UPP generates net return of 10.2% in 2023, net assets increase to $11.7BN

The University Pension Plan generated a net return of 10.2 per cent in 2023, up from a 9.1 per cent loss in 2022, according to…

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  • June 12, 2024 June 12, 2024
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Medicus Pension Plan reports 158% funded status at start of 2024

The Medicus Pension Plan, a defined benefit multi-employer pension plan designed exclusively for incorporated physicians in Canada, reported a funded status of 158 per cent…

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Report finds infrastructure investments at the centre of energy transition roadmap

Institutional investors are at the forefront of an infrastructure overhaul expected to be worth more than $100 trillion, which will be crucial for global energy…

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  • June 10, 2024 June 11, 2024
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Coverage of the 2024 Global Investment Conference

On April 10-12, the Canadian Investment Review hosted a group of delegates, including defined benefit plan sponsors, asset managers and academics, in Alberta for the 2024 Global…

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  • June 10, 2024 June 6, 2024
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2024 Global Investment Conference: Global energy interests posing challenges to institutional investors’ net-zero targets

Global powerhouses China and India will continue to heavily bet in oil and gas opportunities due to projected demand, despite the global push for green…

2024 Global Investment Conference: Canadian real estate pressures increasing demand for rental market investments

If Canadians aren’t able to access single-family housing, then by necessity they have to move to rentals, said Aaron Pittman, senior vice-president and head of…

2024 Global Investment Conference: How institutional investors can re-think active management to add value, generate alpha

An active manager only adds value for clients through three distinct ways: interpreting information through their research and decision-making, the way they manage risk through…

2024 Global Investment Conference: Technology, health-care innovations providing institutional investors with alpha

Institutional investors are navigating two massive innovations, namely artificial intelligence and artificial incretins, said Jennifer O’Hara Martin, global equity portfolio specialist at T. Rowe Price, during the…

2024 Global Investment Conference: Global risk assessment in need of a change

The conventional assessment of global risk needs to consider the dynamic correlation between geopolitical and economical risks, said Radhika Desai, professor at the department of…

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Issuance of emerging market green bonds expected to reach US$240BN by 2025: report

The issuance of emerging market green bonds linked to sustainability and social factors is expected to grow at an annual rate of 7.1 per cent…

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  • June 6, 2024 June 6, 2024
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Canadian pension funds invest $2.6 billion in Asia-Pacific region in 2023: report

Canadian pension funds invested $2.6 billion in the Asia-Pacific region in 2023, according to a new report by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. It…

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  • June 3, 2024 June 3, 2024
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Pension fund investments support increased productivity at investee companies: report

Firms that are backed by pension fund investments report increases in employee productivity of between three per cent and five per cent, according to a…

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  • May 31, 2024 May 31, 2024
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Canadian private equity market raises $4 billion in Q1 2024: report

The Canadian private equity market raised $4 billion through 140 deals in the first quarter of 2024, a 52 per cent increase in deal values…

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  • May 30, 2024 May 30, 2024
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Canada’s DB pension plans post 5% return in Q4, close 2020 with 10% gain

Average Canadian DB pension plan’s funded position on solvency, accounting basis up in April: report

The funded position of a typical Canadian defined benefit pension plan rose on both a solvency and accounting basis in April, according to Telus Health’s…

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  • May 23, 2024 May 22, 2024
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Funding limitations in private markets push co-investment deals: report

Amid a challenging private market fundraising landscape, the flow of co-investment deals increased dramatically in 2023, according to a report by alternative investment management and…

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  • May 16, 2024 May 15, 2024
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Reliance on premium technology stocks limiting diversification for institutional investors: expert

Institutional investors are limiting portfolio diversification through overexposure to a selected group of U.S. technology stocks, says Alec Murray, senior vice-president and head of equity…

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BCI sells $1 billion worth of private equity holdings to investment firm

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is selling more than US$1 billion worth of private equity funds to Ardian, a France-based independent private equity investment…

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  • May 15, 2024 May 15, 2024
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2024 Top 40 Money Managers Report: How pension plan sponsors are using the latest technology to maintain cybersecurity

In the fight against cybercriminals, institutional investors and other financial organizations are managing cybersecurity just as seriously as any other type of business risk, with…

ETF assets held by institutional investors reach US$56 billion in 2023: report

Institutional investors in North America owned US$56 billion worth of exchange-traded fund assets at the end of 2023, a 22 per cent increase year over…

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  • May 9, 2024 May 9, 2024
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Survey finds institutional investors are gaining confidence in cryptocurrency assets

Four in 10 (39 per cent) Canadian institutional investors say they have either direct or indirect exposure to cryptocurrency, according to a new survey by…

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  • May 8, 2024 May 7, 2024
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