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CPPIB proxy voting policy targeting sustainability, board term lengths and diversity: report

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is warning corporate board directors that any companies failing to consider climate risks, adopting multiple-year term lengths or lacking in…

How institutional investors can advance Indigenous economic reconciliation

Canada’s institutional investors have reached an inflection point on Indigenous economic reconciliation, says Joseph Bastien, project manager of the Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Initiative. “There’s…

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AIMCo opening second office in Alberta

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is opening a new Calgary satellite office as part of a strategy to better capture investment opportunities within its home…

  • By: Staff
  • September 29, 2022 September 27, 2022
  • 12:00
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Amendments to bankruptcy, insolvency legislation could disincentivize DB pension plan sponsors, say ACPM, PIAC

The Association of Canadian Pension Management and the Pension Investment Association of Canada are among the organizations saying proposed amendments to the federal Bankruptcy and…

  • By: Staff
  • September 29, 2022 September 28, 2022
  • 09:00
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Caisse developing French residential properties, HOOPP expanding U.K. industrial site

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is entering a strategic partnership to develop affordable housing in France. The investment organization’s real estate arm,…

  • By: Staff
  • September 27, 2022 September 27, 2022
  • 12:30

Alberta’s DB pension funding rules fail to balance sustainability, affordability: ACPM

The Association of Canadian Pension Management is taking aim at the Alberta government’s funding rules for private sector defined benefit pension plans. In its response…

  • By: Staff
  • September 27, 2022 September 27, 2022
  • 12:30

Ontario Teachers’ appointing Deepak Dara to lead new Indian office

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is opening an office in Mumbai, India, which will be headed up by Deepak Dara, currently chief of staff to…

  • By: Staff
  • September 27, 2022 September 27, 2022
  • 11:45
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Investor Leadership Network publishes report detailing transition strategies

Six of the leading Canadian pension asset managers are sharing details of their energy transition strategies in a new report by the Investor Leadership Network.…

  • By: Staff
  • September 27, 2022 September 28, 2022
  • 11:30

Report finds U.S. DC plan members remain committed to saving, investing despite financial uncertainty

Defined contribution pension plan members in the U.S. are committed to saving and investing, as only two per cent stopped contributing to their plan in…

  • By: Staff
  • September 23, 2022 September 25, 2022
  • 15:00
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HOOPP selling Alberta industrial portfolio, BCI investing in home services franchise group

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan’s subsidiary HOOPP Realty Inc. is selling a portfolio of industrial properties to a real estate investment trust. Under the…

  • By: Staff
  • September 22, 2022 September 22, 2022
  • 12:30
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Expert panel: Weighing the benefits, pitfalls of investing in Canadian equity

Why should defined benefit pension plans invest in Canadian equity markets at all? It’s a question many DB plan sponsors began asking themselves in the…

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PIAC providing feedback on potential updates to Alberta’s private sector pension legislation

The Pension Investment Association of Canada is providing feedback on the Alberta government’s consultation draft of potential legislative and policy updates for private sector pension…

  • By: Staff
  • September 22, 2022 September 21, 2022
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OMERS Private Equity appointing Helen Rattee as managing director, ESG, portfolio thematics

In response to the growing role of environmental, social and governance factors in the Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System’s investing strategy, its private equity arm, OMERS…

  • By: Staff
  • September 20, 2022 September 20, 2022
  • 12:30

Synchronized rate hikes could spark global recession: World Bank report

Efforts by central banks to reduce inflation could spark a global recession, according to a new report from the World Bank. “If the degree of…

  • By: Staff
  • September 20, 2022 September 20, 2022
  • 12:00

Ontario Teachers’ investing in packaging firm, renewable energy platform

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is investing in a packaging company servicing European and North American businesses, as well as an Indian renewable energy platform.…

  • By: Staff
  • September 20, 2022 September 20, 2022
  • 11:00

Trusteed pension funds’ assets valued at $2.21TN in Q1: Stats Can

The market value of assets held by Canadian trusteed pension funds decreased 2.9 per cent to $2.21 trillion in the first quarter of 2022, down…

  • By: Staff
  • September 16, 2022 September 16, 2022
  • 15:00

How Canada’s institutional investors are increasing gender parity

In 2018, Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, engaged the services of Women in Governance, an…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • September 16, 2022 September 15, 2022
  • 08:55

How the CMPA looks at investments through a total portfolio lens

In the vast majority of Canadian medical malpractice lawsuits, doctors’ legal defences and patients’ settlements are paid by the Canadian Medical Protective Association, an organization…

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Institutional investor trust in crypto declined in Q2: survey

The majority (51 per cent) of Canadian investors now consider cryptocurrency investments to be untrustworthy, according to a new survey by Bitstamp, a cryptocurrency exchange…

  • By: Staff
  • September 15, 2022 September 15, 2022
  • 13:00
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CPPIB, OMERS selling Chicago toll road stakes; Caisse backing renewable energy credit lender

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and the Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System are selling their respective interests in a Chicago toll road. The investment…

  • By: Staff
  • September 15, 2022 September 15, 2022
  • 11:30

IBM entering US$16BN pension risk transfer

International Business Machines Corp. is entering a US$16 billion pension risk transfer. The annuity transaction will see 40 per cent of IBM’s defined benefit pension…

  • By: Staff
  • September 15, 2022 September 14, 2022
  • 09:00

Just 19% of Canadian investment managers adopting fully remote working models: survey

Just 19 per cent of Canada’s investment managers say they’ve adopted a fully remote working model as of September 2022, according to a survey by…

  • By: Staff
  • September 14, 2022 September 14, 2022
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Canadian DB plan assets dip 2.4 per cent in August: report

The value of a typical Canadian defined benefit pension plan’s assets declined in August, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest monthly report. An investment portfolio designed…

  • By: Staff
  • September 13, 2022 September 13, 2022
  • 12:30

Global pension plan sponsors concerned about recession, stagflation: survey

More than half (57 per cent) of global pension plan sponsors are very concerned about the prospect of looming stagflation, according to a new survey…

  • By: Staff
  • September 13, 2022 September 13, 2022
  • 12:21

CPPIB acquiring stake in asset manager, Caisse partnering with logistics developer

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is acquiring a stake in a financial management company. The Universal Investment Group Llc, which operates several offices throughout…

  • By: Staff
  • September 13, 2022 September 13, 2022
  • 11:30