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HOOPP focusing on DEI, stopping anti-Black racism

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is making diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives a top priority, including a commitment to combat anti-Black systemic racism. Elena…

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BCI setting climate-related investment targets for 2025

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is committing to five-year climate-related targets for its public markets program. The pension fund is targeting a cumulative $5-billion…

  • By: Staff
  • February 24, 2021 February 25, 2021
  • 15:00

Canada’s institutional investors focusing on social factors in 2021

While all environmental, social and governance factors are increasingly important to Canada’s institutional investors, it’s the social aspect that’s been a key driver of investment…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • February 22, 2021 February 22, 2021
  • 09:00
BCI adopting more stringent ESG expectations

BCI adopting more stringent ESG expectations

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is raising its environmental, social and governance-related expectations for the publicly-traded companies it invests in. Under its new proxy-voting…

Ontario Teachers’ committing to net-zero emissions by 2050

Ontario Teachers’ committing to net-zero emissions by 2050

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is committing to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The commitment includes the establishment of concrete targets for portfolio…

  • By: Staff
  • January 22, 2021 February 16, 2021
  • 15:00
How lessons from one crisis helped HOOPP tackle another

How lessons from one crisis helped HOOPP tackle another

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan’s struggles when the dot-com bubble burst planted the seeds for the liability-driven investing strategy it’s so well known for…

DB pensions staring down paltry bond returns in 2021

DB pensions staring down paltry bond returns in 2021

Central banks slowing their quantitative easing policies and economic improvements off the back of wide-scale vaccination efforts should both provide bond yields with a modest…

Head to head: Should pension plans be investing actively or passively?

Head to head: Should pension plans be investing actively or passively?

Two experienced pension professionals weigh in on the longstanding debate regarding whether pension plans should be investing actively or passively. Blair Richards, chief investment officer…

Value taking centre stage when it comes to DC investment fees

Value taking centre stage when it comes to DC investment fees

Anyone flipping through a prospectus for an employer’s defined contribution pension plan or group registered retirement savings plan will notice a recurring theme when it…

Strength in numbers at the Community and Women’s Groups Member Funded Pension Plan

Strength in numbers at the Community and Women’s Groups Member Funded Pension Plan

Many employees in the non-profit sector dedicate their lives to helping others. In 2008, a new pension plan was launched to help provide them with…

Institutional investors facing inflation risk, ESG opportunities in 2021

Institutional investors facing inflation risk, ESG opportunities in 2021

While institutional investors are facing headwinds from unexpected inflation and geopolitical realignment in 2021, the coming year will also see rebounds for corporate earnings and…

  • By: Staff
  • December 16, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 15:00
Could a rough road ahead in 2021 help active managers?

Could a rough road ahead in 2021 help active managers?

What do global institutional investors expect in the coming year? It’s not a rosy picture. According to Natixis Investment Managers’ annual institutional investment outlook, just…

IMCO appointing chief strategist, CPPIB adds European senior advisor

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is appointing Nick Chamie as chief strategist to lead the organization’s asset allocation, currency management and fixed income strategies…

  • December 10, 2020 February 9, 2021
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IMCO appointing chief strategist, CPPIB adds European senior advisor

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is appointing Nick Chamie as chief strategist to lead the organization’s asset allocation, currency management and fixed income strategies…

  • December 10, 2020 January 23, 2021
  • 19:11

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is adding Boon Sim to its board of directors

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is adding Boon Sim to its board of directors. Sim held senior leadership roles at Singapore-based investment house Temasek International…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 19:02
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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is appointing Vincent Delisle as head of liquid markets

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is appointing Vincent Delisle as head of liquid markets, effective Aug 3., 2020. He began his career as a securities…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 18:59
Institutional investors turning to equities, global markets in 2021

Institutional investors turning to equities, global markets in 2021

Institutional investors are focusing on equities and global markets as the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic continue in Canada, according to a webinar hosted…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • December 3, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 09:12
Where does securitized credit fit into pension portfolios?

Where does securitized credit fit into pension portfolios?

After the global financial crisis, securitized credit was left with a bad reputation, but it may be time for investors to look at how the…

  • By: Yaelle Gang
  • November 30, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 09:00
York University pension plan moves to fully global equity allocation

York University pension plan moves to fully global equity allocation

In search of better risk-adjusted returns, the York University pension plan decided to look beyond Canada’s borders, shifting its equity allocation to be 100 per cent…

Top 2020 Money Managers Report: Pension funds playing defence amid coronavirus crisis

Top 2020 Money Managers Report: Pension funds playing defence amid coronavirus crisis

Despite several bumps in the decade since the 2008/09 financial crisis, the swift and brutal crash in global equity prices when the coronavirus was declared…

Pension plans focusing on ethical, responsible investing

Pension plans focusing on ethical, responsible investing

Demand for defined benefit pension plan sponsors to focus on environmental, social and governance factors through their investments is growing. Both plan sponsors and members have…

HOOPP bolstering bonds with alternative investments

HOOPP bolstering bonds with alternative investments

As bond yields drop, many Canadian pension plans are looking at new strategies to increase returns through alternative investments, according to a webinar hosted by…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • November 18, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 09:15
Vaccine news a shot in the arm for value investing

Vaccine news a shot in the arm for value investing

Now is the time for institutional investors to buy value, small cap and cyclical stocks and hold steady while the economy builds back, says Bill…

What do historically low interest rates mean for DB pension de-risking?

What do historically low interest rates mean for DB pension de-risking?

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, many organizations were focused on getting through the short term, but defined benefit pension plan sponsors are starting to take…

  • By: Yaelle Gang
  • October 23, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 08:45
How pension plan sponsors can use demographic-focused investing

How pension plan sponsors can use demographic-focused investing

Over the last 40 years, the demographics of pension plan membership have changed drastically, said Michael Augustine, managing director and head of asset-liability management at…

  • By: Yaelle Gang
  • October 19, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 15:15