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University Pension Plan’s assets declined 9.1% in 2022, led by public equities

The University Pension Plan posted 9.1 per cent losses in 2022, according to its annual report. During the year, the jointly sponsored defined benefit pension…

  • By: Staff
  • June 13, 2023 June 13, 2023
  • 09:00

How AIMCo, Ivanhoé Cambridge are adopting different ESG approaches

“Everyone on stage agrees on one thing  — [environmental, social and governance] integration is just smart,” said moderator Francisca Quinn, co-founder and president of Quinn…

HOOPP recognizes Canadian property managers for climate leadership

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is recognizing the property managers of nine Canadian buildings among the winners of its Leadership in Environmental Advancement Program…

  • By: Staff
  • June 6, 2023 June 6, 2023
  • 12:00

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: How Simon Fraser University is divesting global equities of fossil fuels

In December 2021, Simon Fraser University announced the global equity portfolios for its non-pension related funds — valued at $450 million — would divest from…

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
  • 12:30

OMERS backing oncology network, Caisse and Bâtirente supporting ESG investment fund

The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System’s private equity arm is backing the series B investment round for a U.S. medical company specializing in surgical and cancer…

  • By: Staff
  • June 1, 2023 May 31, 2023
  • 12:30

CAAT appointing Karen Lockridge as director of responsible investing

The Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan is appointing Karen Lockridge as director of responsible investing. In the new role, she’ll be responsible…

  • By: Staff
  • May 29, 2023 May 29, 2023
  • 15:00

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

Expert panel: History’s lessons for DB pension plans during turbulent times

At the best of times, selecting an optimal asset mix for a defined benefit pension plan is challenging. The times of today are downright turbulent.…

2022 Pension Leadership Awards winners announced

The Canadian Investment Review is proud to announce the winners of the third annual Pension Leadership Awards. The winners are: Investment Officer of the Year Award: Duncan…

  • By: Staff
  • May 16, 2023 June 6, 2023
  • 08:00

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…

2023 DC Plan Summit: Demystifying what ESG means for DC pension plans

While there’s a lot of noise and confusion around environmental, social and governance factors, it comes down to delivering value for investors in terms of…

2023 DC Plan Summit: Eight billion reasons why capital investment matters again

With eight billion people consuming the planet’s resources, assets such as clean energy and sustainable agriculture are becoming increasingly important to institutional investors, said John…

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BCI calling for increased climate disclosure at Imperial Oil, Caisse pre-leasing Chilean mixed-use development

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is filing a shareholder proposal calling for Imperial Oil Ltd. to disclose more information about its climate risks. The…

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

CPPIB backing efforts to divide investee mining company, OMERS-owned building leasing Sydney office space

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is supporting an effort to spin off the steel-making side of an investee mining company despite previously saying it…

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

New report highlights BCI’s 2022 ESG achievements

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is leveraging its size and influence to drive environmental, social and governance improvements across its portfolio, according to the…

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

Ontario Teachers’ to manage Asian public equities investments in Toronto

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan’s Asian public equity portfolios will be managed by a high conviction equities group based in Toronto. “In considering the optimal…

Survey finds half of U.S. workers want an employer-sponsored retirement plan that offers emergency savings features

More than half (54 per cent) of employees without a workplace retirement savings plan — including 77 per cent of millennials — say they’d participate in…

  • By: Staff
  • April 24, 2023 April 21, 2023
  • 09:00

Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

An opinion piece on how certain aspects of the Quebec government’s rules and constraints on private drug plans affect pharmacy costs was the most-read story on…

  • By: Staff
  • April 21, 2023 April 21, 2023
  • 09:00

Ontario Teachers’ highlights sustainable building opportunities in new report

As countries seek to reach net-zero carbon emissions targets by 2050, demand for buildings to be retrofit to improve energy efficiency will more than double,…

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

OMERS managing Canada’s most profitable mall, Ontario Teachers’ investing in renewable natural gas projects

The real estate arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is operating the most productive shopping centre in Canada, according to a new report…

  • By: Staff
  • April 18, 2023 April 18, 2023
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