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Average Canadian DB pension plan returns 3.6% in Q1 2024: reports

The average Canadian defined benefit pension plan posted a median return of 3.6 per cent in the first quarter of 2024, according to a new…

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  • May 6, 2024 May 6, 2024
  • 15:00
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ESG standards helping institutional investors realize positive annualized returns: study

Environmental, social and governance standards have helped investors generate positive annualized returns, with environmental investments leading the pack globally, according to a new study from…

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  • May 3, 2024 May 7, 2024
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Funded ratio of 100 largest U.S. corporate DB pension plans declines to 98.4% in fiscal 2023: report

The funded ratio of U.S. corporate defined benefit pension plans declined to 98.5 per cent in fiscal 2023 from 99.4 per cent in 2022, according…

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  • May 1, 2024 April 30, 2024
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Survey finds 95% of U.S. public pension funds employ investment consultants

More than 95 per cent of U.S. public pension funds employ at least one investment consultant, according to a new survey by Coalition Greenwich. The…

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  • April 26, 2024 April 26, 2024
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73% of OPB plan members want ESG considerations included in investment decisions: survey

Roughly seven in 10 (73 per cent) Ontario Pension Board plan members believe environmental, social and governance factors should play a critical role in the…

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  • April 25, 2024 April 24, 2024
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WISE Trust returns 7.9% in 2023, net assets increase to $4 billion

The Workplace Insurance and Safety Employees Trust generated a net return of 7.9 per cent in 2023, with net assets reaching $4 billion, up from…

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  • April 23, 2024 April 23, 2024
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Average funded ratio of Canadian DB pension plans up 7% in Q1 2024: report

The funded ratio of the average Canadian defined benefit pension plan, excluding the effect of asset smoothing, reached 124 per cent as at March 31,…

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  • April 23, 2024 April 22, 2024
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AIMCo returns 6.9% in 2023, driven by equities, fixed income

The Alberta Investment Management Corp.’s total fund generated a net return of 6.9 per cent in 2023, 1.8 percentage points below its 8.7 per cent benchmark.…

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  • April 22, 2024 April 23, 2024
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CAAT returns 9.5% for 2023, led by global, emerging market equities

The Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan saw a net return of 9.5 per cent for 2023, with net assets of $20.1 billion,…

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  • April 18, 2024 April 18, 2024
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Demand for data centres rising as institutional investors seek to diversify real estate portfolios: expert

Data centres are becoming an important asset for institutional investors seeking to diversify their real estate portfolios. The data centre asset class was valued at…

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Caisse reports more than $53 billion in low-carbon assets

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is reporting $53 billion in low-carbon assets, including $15 billion in Quebec, representing an overall increase of…

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  • April 16, 2024 April 16, 2024
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Vestcor returns 7.5% for 2023, amid rising inflation, high interest rates

Vestcor Corp. is reporting a 7.5 per cent return for 2023, despite the challenges of rising inflation and high interest rates. The New Brunswick-based investment…

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  • April 11, 2024 April 10, 2024
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IMCO returns 5.6% for 2023, driven by public equities

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is reporting a net return of 5.6 per cent for 2023, with net assets increasing to $77.4 billion. The…

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New York City pension funds reach deal with RBC over clean energy funding disclosure

The New York City Employees’ Retirement System, Teachers’ Retirement System and Board of Education Retirement System signed an agreement with the Royal Bank of Canada…

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  • April 10, 2024 April 10, 2024
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Median solvency ratio of Canadian DB pension plans up 2% in Q1 2024: reports

The median solvency ratio of Canadian defined benefit pension plans increased two per cent in the first quarter of 2024, according to a report by…

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  • April 4, 2024 April 4, 2024
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Funded ratio of 100 largest U.S. DB pension plans increased 1.7% in February: report

The funded ratio of the 100 largest U.S. public defined benefit pension plans rose to 78.6 per cent as of Feb. 29, up from 77.7…

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  • April 3, 2024 April 3, 2024
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New ISSB guidelines aligning institutional investors globally on sustainability, climate-related disclosures

With the introduction of new sustainability and climate disclosure guidelines — IFRS S1 and IFRS S2 — from the International Sustainability Standard Board in January, institutional…

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Average Canadian DB pension plan’s funded solvency position up 2.8% in February: report

The funded position of a typical defined benefit pension plan rose both on a solvency basis (2.8 per cent) and an accounting basis (2.3 per…

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  • March 28, 2024 March 28, 2024
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Ontario Teachers’ returns 1.9% for 2023

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is reporting a net return of 1.9 per cent for 2023, according to its latest annual report. The investment organization…

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  • March 21, 2024 March 21, 2024
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Value of Canadian equities marketplace drops 10% in 2023: report

The total value traded in Canada’s equities marketplace reached $4.2 trillion as at Dec. 31, 2023, a 10 per cent decline from the previous 12-month…

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  • March 19, 2024 March 18, 2024
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Global pension assets up 11% in 2023: report

Global pension assets increased by 11 per cent to reach US$55.7 trillion in 2023, up from $50.2 trillion at the end of 2022, according to…

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  • March 14, 2024 March 13, 2024
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HOOPP returns 9.38% for 2023, driven by equities, fixed income

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is reporting an annual return of 9.38 per cent for 2023, partly due to the performance of equities and…

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Ontario DB pension plans’ average solvency ratio increased to 119% in Q4 2023: FSRA

The average projected solvency ratio for Ontario defined benefit pension plans was 119 per cent as of Dec. 31, 2023, up two per cent from…

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  • March 6, 2024 March 5, 2024
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Canada’s DB pension plans post 5% return in Q4, close 2020 with 10% gain

Pension funds end Q4 2023 with positive results driven by equities, fixed income: report

Stocks and bonds helped pension funds find positive results in the fourth quarter of 2023, according to the performance universe of pension managers’ pooled funds…

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  • March 5, 2024 March 4, 2024
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OMERS returns 4.6% for 2023, driven by equities, fixed income

The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System returned 4.6 per cent in 2023, or $5.6 billion, in investment income in 2023, according to its latest year-end…

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  • February 29, 2024 February 28, 2024
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