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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.…

Institutional investors’ interest in digital assets on the rise: survey

The majority (71 per cent) of institutional investors expect to add digital assets to their investment portfolios within the next five years, according to a…

  • By: Staff
  • July 29, 2021 July 29, 2021
  • 12:25

Canadian pension returns up during Q2, buoyed by global equities: reports

As global equities overcame inflationary fears and continued an upward trend, Canadian pension plan investment returns increased during the second quarter of 2021, with the…

  • By: Staff
  • July 26, 2021 July 26, 2021
  • 09:15
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Volitility, high inflation to be expected during coronavirus recovery, says Bank of Canada

Canada’s economy will undergo volatility and inflationary acceleration as the nation recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, warns the governor of the Bank of Canada. “The process…

  • By: Staff
  • July 15, 2021 July 15, 2021
  • 13:00

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

Canadian DB pensions’ funding positions improve in June as bond returns level off: report

The funded position for an average Canadian defined benefit pension plan improved slightly on both a solvency and accounting basis in June, according to a new…

  • By: Staff
  • July 9, 2021 July 9, 2021
  • 15:00

Canadian DB pensions see improved funded position, investment returns: reports

The aggregate funded ratio for Canadian defined benefit pension plans in the S&P/TSX composite index increased from 94.8 per cent in the first quarter of…

  • By: Staff
  • July 5, 2021 July 2, 2021
  • 09:00

Value of assets in trusteed pension funds rises 6.6% in 2020 to $2.22 trillion: StatsCan

The value of assets held by Canadian trusteed pension funds increased to $2.2 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to new data from…

  • By: Staff
  • June 28, 2021 June 28, 2021
  • 09:00
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Decline in bond yields signals market observers to be on ‘inflation watch’: report

The funded position for an average Canadian defined benefit pension plan improved slightly during May, with a solvency of 108.2 per cent, according to a…

  • By: Staff
  • June 10, 2021 June 10, 2021
  • 12:30

Canadian ETF market reaches US$189BN in 2020: report

Assets in the Canadian exchange-traded funds market reached US$189 billion in 2020, fuelled by a compound annual growth rate of 25 per cent over the…

BCI developing climate-change, decision-making tools for institutional investors

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is partnering with the University of Victoria-led Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions to co-develop decision-making tools and frameworks for…

  • By: Staff
  • April 28, 2021 April 28, 2021
  • 09:00

There’s more pandemic-era punches to come for institutional investors

Mike Tyson’s one liner “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth” comes to mind when I think of the predicament central…

Calls for Canadian companies to adopt transparent, consistent climate-risk reporting

Institutional investors, regulators and financial standard organizations are calling on Canadian corporations to adopt transparent climate-risk reporting, according to a new report from the C.D.…

  • By: Staff
  • February 5, 2021 March 26, 2021
  • 09:54

At Davos, Canadian investment leaders set timelines for climate friendly economy

Two Canadian investment leaders endorsed a transition to clean energy at a virtual Davos World Economic Forum on Wednesday as more investors worldwide push for…

ESG influencing company strategy, increasing oil market vulnerability: reports

ESG influencing company strategy, increasing oil market vulnerability: reports

Environmental, social and governance factors are continuing to influence company strategy, financing and operating environments in 2021, according to a new report by Fitch Ratings…

  • By: Staff
  • January 22, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 09:00
Biden presidency accelerating shift toward sustainable investing

Biden presidency accelerating shift toward sustainable investing

TC Energy Corp. is suspending work on the Keystone XL pipeline as a growing movement to divest from fossil fuels gains momentum. Just hours after his…

Climate change a growing focus for institutional investors in 2021

For institutional investors keen to maintain environmental, social and governance commitments made in recent years, there’s a steep climb ahead. The Paris Agreement — and its call…

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It’s time to revolutionize how investment firms are paid

Investment management is an unusual business in that it doesn’t typically offer customers their money back if they’re unsatisfied with the product or service. This…

Canadian ESG-related investment assets surge to $3.2 trillion: report

Will the environment be back on institutional investor agendas in 2021?

For institutional investors keen to maintain environmental, social and governance commitments made in recent years, there’s a steep climb ahead. The Paris Agreement — and…

  • By: Staff
  • January 6, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 10:03

EMPEA appointing CPPIB’s Suyi Kim to board of directors

The Emerging Markets Private Equity Association is appointing Suyi Kim, head of Asia Pacific at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, to its board of…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 19:05

Mawer shakes up equity strategies management team

Jim Hall is stepping down as co-manager of Mawer Investment Management Ltd.’s Canadian and global equity strategies to focus his full attention on his responsibilities…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 19:04

CPPIB appointing new senior advisor for Europe

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing Guillaume Pepy as senior advisor for Europe. In the new role, which started July 1, he’ll engage with…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 19:03

Caisse appoints Marc-André Blanchard as EVP, head of CDPQ global

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is appointing Marc-André Blanchard as executive vice-president and head of CDPQ Global, effective Sept. 8, 2020. In the…

  • December 10, 2020 January 20, 2021
  • 18:54

CPPIB appoints first chief investment officer

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing Edwin Cass as its first-ever chief investment officer. In the new role, he’ll be responsible for total…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 18:48
How does a rise in passive investing impact corporate governance?

How does a rise in passive investing impact corporate governance?

Institutional investors own more than 70 per cent of U.S. public firms and passive funds have seen significant growth, from five per cent of mutual…