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ICPM appointing Julie Mallory to research committee

The International Centre for Pension Management is appointing Julie Mallory, managing director of portfolio strategy and investment risk at Ontario Power Generation Inc., to its…

  • By: Staff
  • July 11, 2023 July 11, 2023
  • 12:30

Median solvency ratio of Canadian DB pensions up in Q2: reports

Canadian defined benefit pension plans’ median solvency ratio increased in the second quarter of 2023, according to a new report by Mercer. The report, which looked…

  • By: Staff
  • July 6, 2023 July 5, 2023
  • 09:00

Canadian annuity prices show asymmetrical response to interest rate shifts: experts

Canadian annuity prices have an asymmetrical response to changing interest rates, making it more expensive to de-risk defined benefit pension plans shortly after rates rise,…

Asset managers anticipating short-term growth: survey

More than four-fifths (84 per cent) of asset managers expect their firms will grow over the next 18 months, according to a new survey by…

  • By: Staff
  • June 29, 2023 June 30, 2023
  • 12:30

BCI’s net assets grow 3.5% in fiscal 2023, led by alternatives

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. saw a return of 3.5 per cent and increased its assets under management from $228.6 billion to $233 billion…

  • By: Staff
  • June 27, 2023 June 27, 2023
  • 12:30

Caisse failing to fulfill investment mandate, according to report

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec isn’t fulfilling its mandate to achieve optimal investment returns within its investment framework, according to a new…

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  • June 22, 2023 June 22, 2023
  • 12:30

81% of institutional investors anticipate de-risking over next two years: survey

Institutional investors expect market volatility, high inflation and rising interest rates to spur portfolio de-risking policies over the next two years, according to a new…

  • By: Staff
  • June 20, 2023 June 20, 2023
  • 12:30

Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on Saskatchewan’s Public Employees Benefits Agency transition to a not-for-profit corporation was the most-read story on over the last week. Here are…

  • By: Staff
  • June 16, 2023 June 15, 2023
  • 09:00

Canadian DB pension plan assets decline 0.6% in May: report

The funded position of a typical Canadian defined benefit pension plan fell slightly on a solvency basis and rose on an accounting basis in May,…

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  • June 15, 2023 June 15, 2023
  • 12:30

PSP Investments returns 4.4% led by infrastructure investments

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is reporting a net return of 4.4 per cent for fiscal 2023. As of March 31, 2023, the investment…

  • By: Staff
  • June 8, 2023 June 8, 2023
  • 12:30

Coverage of the 2023 Global Investment Conference

On April 12-14, a group of defined benefit pension plan sponsors, asset managers and academics gathered at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler in British Columbia for…

2023 GIC coverage: Saving the global economy from conventional thinking

If Irish economist David McWilliams is to be believed, overconfident fools are tampering with the global economy. “If I were an American, Canadian or —…

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2023 GIC coverage: The good, the bad and the ugly sides of regime shifts

“Let me start by pointing out the obvious: the last few years have been exhausting,” said Mina Krishnan, multi-asset portfolio manager at Schroders, during a…

GIC 2023 coverage: Understanding the secondary private equity market

“If it’s in private equity or an alternative asset allocation, it’s a long-term investment strategy,” said Simon Oak, principal at Lexington Partners, during the Canadian…

2023 GIC coverage: Resiliency of commercial office real estate keeping remote working ‘doom loop’ at bay

The commercial office real estate doom loop that was expected from the growth in remote working hasn’t really caught on, according to Victor Couture, assistant professor of economics at…

2023 GIC coverage: How OPTrust is building resilient portfolios with help of external managers

When investing in external asset managers, pension funds are really investing in teams of people, according to Brandon Gill New, director and head of multi-strategy…

CPPIB’s annual report greenwashing investment strategies, says watchdog

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s latest annual report greenwashes its investment strategies, according to Shift Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health. “[A close…

  • June 1, 2023 May 31, 2023
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CPPIB returns 1.3% in fiscal 2023, bracing for headwinds ahead

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is bracing for headwinds in the event of a recession, but says a wide range of investments makes it well-positioned for…

U.S. DB pension plan assets rise 4.47% in Q1 2023

U.S. defined benefit pension plans posted net returns of 4.47 per cent in the first quarter of 2023, according to a report from Investment Metrics…

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  • May 23, 2023 May 23, 2023
  • 12:30

Lack of disclosure from REITs about evictions, building maintenance a risk to institutional investors: SHARE

As Canada’s largest residential real estate investment trusts drive up the country’s rental property prices through evictions and renovations, these moves highlight institutional investors’ human…

  • By: Staff
  • May 18, 2023 May 18, 2023
  • 12:30

Median solvency ratio of Ontario DB pensions rose to 115% in Q1 2023: report

The median solvency ratio of Ontario defined benefit pension plans rose during the first quarter of 2023, from 112 per cent at the beginning of the…

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  • May 15, 2023 May 12, 2023
  • 09:00

2023 Top 40 Money Managers Report: Using tools, technology to improve asset allocation, risk management

Large and small, pension plan sponsors are adopting in-house tools, partnering with technology research institutes or relying on investment managers for technological support with asset…

Coverage of the 2023 DC Plan Summit

At the 2023 Defined Contribution Plan Summit, which was hosted in Montebello, Que. on Feb. 21-23, delegates learned from employer case studies and expert thought…

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Canadian DB pension plan assets rise 1.9% in April: report

A typical Canadian defined benefit pension plan’s funded position improved on a solvency basis and decreased on an accounting basis in April as a result…

  • By: Staff
  • May 11, 2023 May 11, 2023
  • 12:00

Majority of global institutional investors expecting to increase ETF exposure: report

The majority (61 per cent) of global institutional investors are considering increasing their allocations to exchange-traded funds in the next year, down significantly from 82…

  • By: Staff
  • May 2, 2023 April 28, 2023
  • 12:30