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2021 IIC coverage: Unlocking investment innovation in Canada’s Indigenous communities

Institutional investors can play a role in reconciliation efforts by embracing the growth opportunities presented by Canada’s Indigenous communities, according to Kevin Thomas, chief executive…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • December 21, 2021 December 17, 2021
  • 07:52

2021 IIC coverage: Saving Canada from demographic doom

Pension plan sponsors pay too much attention to predictions and not enough to demographic data, according to Darrell Bricker, chief executive officer of Ipsos Public…

2021 IIC coverage: CBC Pension Plan monitoring, refining LDI strategy

With interest rates trending downward over several decades, liability-driven investing has proven to be a successful strategy for the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. Pension Plan. The…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • December 21, 2021 December 17, 2021
  • 07:50

2021 IIC coverage: Are pension plan sponsors rethinking real estate investments in work-from-home era?

The coronavirus pandemic will leave an indelible mark on the way businesses operate, said Gary Timlick, chair of the investment committee at the Winnipeg Civic…

Editorial: Looking back — and ahead — in an unprecedented year

Editorial: Promising signposts for the year ahead

Once again, the end of year is near. Besides the extraordinary presence of vaccines and the movements in public health restrictions across the country, most…

How the OPTrust is taking a sustainable approach to investment

Before Alison Loat joined the OPSEU Pension Trust as its first managing director of sustainable investing and innovation in 2019, her experience with sustainability investing…

Coverage of the 2021 DC Plan Summit

At the 2021 Defined Contribution Plan Summit, which was hosted virtually on Oct. 6, delegates heard about several pressing issues facing DC plan sponsors and…

2021 DC Plan Summit: Using DC investments to take on high interest rates, inflation

While it’s easy to get into the weeds of inflation in the current economic environment, the fundamental question for DC plan sponsors and their members…

2021 DC Plan Summit: Fitting liquid alternatives into DC investment portfolios

With DC plan members facing significant hurdles in managing their own investment portfolios, what role can alternatives play in alleviating these challenges? In his session…

2021 DC Plan Summit: The importance of adding longevity pooling to decumulation solutions

While Canada’s financial industry has been successful in helping people accumulate savings during their working lives, the decumulation phase is a lot more complicated. One…

2021 DC Plan Summit: A look at how DC plan members value target-date funds, ESG investments

While target-date funds are highly prevalent in defined contribution pension plans’ investment portfolios, gaining space as the default of choice, areas of improvement exist in…

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CPPIB targeting high carbon emitters for long-term investments

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is pursuing a new strategy that involves investing in businesses with high greenhouse gas emissions and a desire to…

  • By: Staff
  • December 16, 2021 December 15, 2021
  • 10:00
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Caisse co-investing in sustainable energy, AIMCo acquiring U.K. warehouses

The Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec is entering a co-investment collaboration targeting ventures in the sustainable energy sector. The three-year agreement between the…

  • By: Staff
  • December 16, 2021 December 16, 2021
  • 09:00

Union urging AIMCo to adopt path toward net-zero investment strategy

The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees is calling on the Alberta Investment Management Corp. to “quantify the climate risks of its investments and adopt a…

Fewer coronavirus deaths in countries focused on social, governance issues: report

Countries with strong social and governance traditions are seeing fewer deaths and more economic stability during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report by…

  • By: Staff
  • December 14, 2021 December 14, 2021
  • 13:59

Canadian public pension plans lead in private equity investments: report

Canada’s largest public pension plans are more heavily invested in private equity than other global public pension plans, according to a new report by British…

  • By: Staff
  • December 14, 2021 December 16, 2021
  • 12:00

CPPIB invests in clean energy provider, OMERS subsidiary enters industrial property joint venture

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing US$300 million in a British alternative energy company. According to the terms of the strategic partnership agreement,…

  • By: Staff
  • December 14, 2021 December 13, 2021
  • 09:00

CPPIB enters rental community joint venture, Caisse invests in supply chain service provider

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is entering a joint venture to develop, acquire and manage rental communities in the U.S. The agreement, between the…

  • By: Staff
  • December 9, 2021 December 9, 2021
  • 12:15
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Central bankers downplaying long-term inflation risk: paper

Central bankers in developed economies are downplaying the risk of long-term inflation rises, according to a new paper by the Fraser Institute. “Absent a sharp…

  • By: Staff
  • December 9, 2021 December 9, 2021
  • 09:00
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CPPIB appointing Maximilian Biagosch, Agus Tandiono as regional heads

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is making two senior appointments. The organization is appointing Maximilian Biagosch as its senior managing director, Europe regional head…

  • By: Staff
  • December 7, 2021 December 8, 2021
  • 12:30
Who are the winners of the inaugural Pension Leadership Awards?

Who are the finalists of the 2021 Pension Leadership Awards?

The Canadian Investment Review is pleased to announce the finalists for the second annual Pension Leadership Awards. This year, the awards welcomed more than 20…

  • By: Staff
  • December 7, 2021 December 10, 2021
  • 10:00

Ontario Teachers’ investing in European ophthalmology network

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is acquiring a 50 per cent stake in a network of European ophthalmology clinics. The pension fund has entered a…

  • By: Staff
  • December 7, 2021 December 6, 2021
  • 09:00

Top 5 HR, pension and benefits stories of the week

Paid sick days for employees continues to be a hot topic as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, with the top two stories over the past…

  • By: Staff
  • December 3, 2021 December 3, 2021
  • 09:00

74% of institutional investors likely to divest from companies with poor ESG records: survey

Nearly three-quarters (74 per cent) of institutional investors said they’re more likely to divest from companies with poor environmental, social and governance track records, according…

  • By: Staff
  • December 2, 2021 December 1, 2021
  • 09:00

Copenhagen students win global prize for designing collective DC pension plan

Four undergraduates from the Copenhagen Business School have claimed the top prize at the 2021 McGill International Portfolio Challenge by designing a collective defined contribution…