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

91% of Canadian institutional investors say climate change is top ESG concern: survey

A majority (91 per cent) of Canadian institutional investors say climate change is a leading concern within the environmental, social and governance space, according to…

How active management strategies are helping institutional investors amid volatile global marketplace

As global markets navigate turbulent economic waters, active management is proving once again to be a lifeline for institutional investors to ensure their portfolios ride…

U.K. pension funds increasing allocations to renewable energy infrastructure: survey

A majority (90 per cent) of U.K. pension funds and insurers say they plan to increase allocations to renewable energy infrastructure in the next 12…

  • By: Staff
  • February 6, 2024 February 5, 2024
  • 11:00

Coverage of the 2023 Investment Innovation Conference

The era of predictable monetary policy and global co-operation is over. In this new epoch, defined by sweeping government intervention, geopolitical realignment and environmental catastrophe,…

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2023 Investment Innovation Conference: The evolving role of fixed income in hedging risk, enhancing yields

As the objectives of defined benefit pension plans have evolved, so too have institutional investors’ reasons for including fixed income allocations in a portfolio, from…


2023 Investment Innovation Conference: Measuring success of ESG integration on investment performance, portfolio

It takes time to measure the success of environmental, social and governance integration at a portfolio level, said Sam Tripuraneni, head of sustainable outcomes at Aviva…

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Prioritization of energy stocks over decarbonization goals a barrier to ESG investment metrics: survey

Nearly two-thirds (63 per cent) of institutional investors believe the emphasis of energy stocks over decarbonization goals is the biggest detractor of the progress surrounding…

  • By: Staff
  • January 2, 2024 January 2, 2024
  • 09:00

Rising bond yields, frontier markets top of mind for institutional investors in 2024: expert

The progression of bonds and frontier markets over the long term will be top of mind for institutional investors in the coming year, according to…

OPTrust aiming to cut 30% of carbon footprint from portfolio by 2030

The OPSEU Pension Trust is targeting a 30 per cent reduction in its carbon footprint by 2030, according to its new climate change report. It…

  • By: Staff
  • December 19, 2023 December 18, 2023
  • 11:00
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Caisse invests in Quebec-based telecommunications firm, AIMCo backs Asian green energy fund

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing in telecommunications provider Cogeco Communications Inc. The investment organization will now hold $350 million worth…

  • By: Staff
  • December 14, 2023 December 13, 2023
  • 11:00

53% of world’s largest pension funds say recession is top concern: survey

More than half (53 per cent) of the world’s largest pension funds say the prospect of a global recession is their No. 1 short-term concern…

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CPPIB CEO pitches Calgary business crowd on benefits of staying in CPP

As Alberta considers exiting the Canada Pension Plan, the head of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board visited Calgary on Tuesday to warn against losing…

Survey finds 75% of global asset managers have an ESG policy

Environmental, social and governance considerations have gained traction in recent years with nearly 75 per cent of global asset managers saying they have an ESG…

  • By: Staff
  • November 13, 2023 November 13, 2023
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OMERS invests $546.8M in sports conglomerate, CPPIB sells stake in German wind farm assets

The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is acquiring an indirect five per cent stake in Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. The shares are part of…

  • By: Staff
  • November 9, 2023 November 9, 2023
  • 11:00
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Vestcor reduced carbon exposure in investment portfolios in 2022

Vestcor Inc. reduced the carbon exposure to several of its portfolios throughout 2022, according to its annual responsible investing report. The New Brunswick-based investment organization…

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  • November 9, 2023 November 9, 2023
  • 11:00

2023 DC Investment Forum: How real assets in DC plans can give members a ‘much smoother ride’

In volatile market environments, adding real assets to defined contribution pension plan portfolios has the ability to provide diversification benefits and give members a “much…


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

An article announcing the winners of Benefits Canada‘s 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular…

  • By: Staff
  • October 27, 2023 October 26, 2023
  • 09:00

Market share of responsible investing AUM increases to 49% in 2023: report

The market share of responsible investment assets under management rose slightly in 2022, from 47 per cent to 49 per cent, even as AUM in…

  • By: Staff
  • October 26, 2023 October 25, 2023
  • 09:00

CPPIB reports $79BN exposure to green and transition assets

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board says it will meet its goal of holding $130 billion in green and transition assets by 2030, according to…

  • By: Staff
  • October 24, 2023 October 23, 2023
  • 09:00

Survey finds 32% of U.S. institutional investors increasing allocations to private assets

Nearly a third (32 per cent) of U.S. institutional investors say they plan to increase their private asset allocations over the next two years, primarily…

  • By: Staff
  • October 23, 2023 October 19, 2023
  • 09:00

Coverage of the 2023 Risk Management Conference

An effective risk management culture can’t be built on buzzwords — though defined benefit pension plan sponsors hear them a lot. In recent years, they’ve…

  • October 18, 2023 October 18, 2023
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2023 Risk Management Conference: How UPP is focusing on active investing in its climate action plan

During the launch of the University Pension Plan, Barbara Zvan, its president and chief executive officer, knew getting to know the plan’s members was vital to its…

2023 Risk Management Conference: Risk environment leading to confusing progression of ESG metrics

The rising opposition to environmental, social and governance metrics could lead to a confusing landscape for institutional investors evaluating the impact of their assets, said Hugh…


Survey finds 66% of asset owners increasing allocations to private markets

Two-thirds (66 per cent) of large institutional asset owners say they plan to increase their allocations to private markets over the coming year, according to…

  • By: Staff
  • October 13, 2023 October 13, 2023
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