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Caisse promising to divest from oil production by end of 2022

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is planning to completely divest from oil production — roughly one per cent of its total portfolio…

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Liberals’ social agenda creating growth, opportunities for institutional investors: expert

With the federal Liberal Party returning for a third term, the government’s fiscal policy will remain aligned with a social agenda that should, in theory,…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • September 27, 2021 September 27, 2021
  • 09:00

Liberals unlikely to pursue super-priority for pension plan members: expert

While a re-elected Liberal government may introduce some measures to protect private pension plan members, it’s unlikely to pursue super-priority similar to what was proposed…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • September 24, 2021 September 28, 2021
  • 09:00
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Ontario Teachers’ planning 45% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2025

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is setting new targets to accompany its plan to tackle climate change and curb greenhouse gas emissions tied to its multi-billion dollar…

ACPM calling on OSFI to address funding asymmetry in DB pension regulation

The Association of Canadian Pension Management is calling on the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions to address funding asymmetry in its approach to…

  • By: Staff
  • September 21, 2021 September 21, 2021
  • 09:00
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AIMCo majority-owned pipeline welcomes new investors, Ivanhoé Cambridge forms real estate joint venture

Eight Indigenous groups and an Alberta-based energy company are becoming the co-owners of a pipeline in which the Alberta Investment Management Corp. has a majority…

  • By: Staff
  • September 20, 2021 September 20, 2021
  • 15:00

Bâtirente appointing Éric Filion as CEO

Bâtirente is naming Éric Filion (pictured) as chief executive officer, effective Oct. 6. He’ll take over the position from Daniel Simard, who is retiring after 25…

  • By: Staff
  • September 17, 2021 September 20, 2021
  • 09:00

Do large public pension funds need more third-party investment reviews?

When the coronavirus pandemic shook up the investment landscape last spring, Canadian pension funds were also jostled by the shock wave, with the Alberta Investment…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • September 17, 2021 September 16, 2021
  • 08:56

UPP building on jointly governed pension model with a pandemic launch

When the University Pension Plan officially launched in July 2021, it did so with Barbara Zvan as its inaugural president and chief executive officer. Fresh…

PSP joins CPPIB as signatory on DEI pledge

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is becoming a signatory on a diversity, equity and inclusion pledge. The pension fund joined 179 investment organizations in…

  • By: Staff
  • September 16, 2021 September 16, 2021
  • 12:45
Institutional investors agree profits can’t be top concern for companies: survey

Ontario Teachers’ abstains from vote to re-elect female board member

To push for greater female representation on a corporate board, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan withheld its support for the re-election of a female board…

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PSP buys out majority co-investor in U.K. rail company, BCI sells share in property portfolio

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is buying a majority stake in a passenger rail sector business it’s been invested in for the past 13…

  • By: Staff
  • September 9, 2021 September 9, 2021
  • 12:59

AIMCo investing in Australian agriculture firm, CPPIB in cloud-based storage developer

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is investing in an Australian agricultural company. The AIMCo and Australian investment management firm New Forests Ltd. will co-own Lawson…

  • By: Staff
  • September 7, 2021 September 7, 2021
  • 13:00

Pensions in position to off load risks: expert

“Plans are, for the first time in a long time, in a position to off-load risk,” says Murray Wright, one of the contributors to LifeWorks…

ESG influencing company strategy, increasing oil market vulnerability: reports

Majority of climate-themed equity funds out of alignment with Paris Agreement: report

The majority of climate-themed equity funds offer only marginal benefits compared to the broader market, according to a new report by the London-based think tank…

Caisse investing in digital platform developer, medical company

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is taking a majority share in a California-based digital platform development company. The Caisse secured the shares…

  • By: Staff
  • September 2, 2021 September 8, 2021
  • 09:21
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ESG integration hampered by pension plan sponsors, uncertainty around fiduciary duties: research paper

Board and executive-level efforts to integrate environmental, social and governance issues into pension plans’ investment strategies are frequently thwarted by unclear guidance from plan sponsors…

  • By: Staff
  • September 2, 2021 September 2, 2021
  • 09:00

Financial education offerings may help close pension gender gap

With many women at risk of outliving their retirement savings, employers can help by educating female employees about their investment options, says Michelle Connell, a…

Canada ahead of U.S. in regulating ESG investments but more required: report

Broad support for regulating environmental, social and governance-themed investments in Canada has left the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission playing catch-up with its northern neighbour,…

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Two decades of low inflation push DB pensions toward alternative investments: Bank of Canada

Canada’s defined benefit plans are allocating more to alternative investments as a result of a two-decade period of low inflation, according to a new study…

  • By: Staff
  • August 31, 2021 August 31, 2021
  • 09:00

Bâtirente unveils new plan to optimize investments across all funds

Bâtirente is introducing a new strategy that seeks to optimize its fixed income, global equity and environmentally responsible investment allocations. The Montreal-based pension’s new fund…

  • By: Staff
  • August 26, 2021 August 26, 2021
  • 12:30
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OMERS joining think tank to find uses for AI in the pension sector

A new strategic collaborative project between the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System and an artificial intelligence-oriented think tank is aiming to expand the use of…

Ontario Teachers’ returns 3.8% in first half of 2021

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan returned 3.8 per cent in the first half of 2021, a significant improvement on its negative 0.4 per cent return…

  • By: Staff
  • August 24, 2021 August 24, 2021
  • 12:00

AIMCo, Caisse mid-year results beat benchmarks

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. and the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec both beat benchmark index returns for the first half of 2021. As…

  • By: Staff
  • August 20, 2021 August 20, 2021
  • 09:00

Study finds surge in institutional investors’ allocations to thematic sustainable investments

The number of institutional investors using thematic sustainable investment strategies grew by about 20 per cent between 2016 and 2020, according to a new study…

  • By: Staff
  • August 19, 2021 August 19, 2021
  • 09:00