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U of T pension assets grew by 4.7 per cent in the first half of 2021: UTAM report

The pension plan for the faculty and staff of the University of Toronto grew from $6.3 billion to $6.6 billion in the first six months of…

  • By: Staff
  • July 5, 2022 July 8, 2022
  • 12:15
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IMCO unveils ESG strategy, discloses portfolio emissions

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is publishing its inaugural environmental, social and governance report, which includes an outline of its four-pronged ESG integration strategy.…

  • By: Staff
  • July 5, 2022 July 5, 2022
  • 12:00
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Canadian DB plans’ median solvency ratio increases to 109% in Q2: report

Despite year-to-date asset losses and historically high levels of inflation, most Canadian defined benefit pension plans are reporting increased funded positions in the second quarter…

  • By: Staff
  • July 5, 2022 July 4, 2022
  • 09:00
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French election results scuttle Macron’s hopes for pension reform

French president Emmanuel Macron’s efforts to reform his country’s pension system have been set back by the results of divisive national elections. During his campaign…

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Nova Scotia’s PSSP returns 5.56% for fiscal year

The Nova Scotia Public Service Superannuation Plan generated net returns of 5.56 per cent during its latest fiscal year, which ended on March 31, 2022.…

PSP entering strategic alliance with produce company, Ontario Teachers’ investing in online retailer

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is entering a strategic alliance with a produce vendor. According to the agreement, PSP Investments will manage the acquisition…

  • By: Staff
  • June 30, 2022 June 30, 2022
  • 12:00
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Higher long-term bond yields lowering annuity purchase costs for DB pension plan sponsors: expert

Higher long-term bond yields driven by rising interest rates are lowering the cost of annuity purchases for defined benefit pension plans, says Mary Kate Archibald,…

Economic, geopolitical factors causing inflationary uncertainty for institutional investors: report

A new report is urging pension plan sponsors and other institutional investors to ensure the resilience of their portfolios in a number of different inflationary…

  • By: Staff
  • June 28, 2022 June 28, 2022
  • 13:30
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N.B. auditor general report calls for transparency from public sector investment organization

New Brunswick’s auditor general is reigniting a dispute with the an independent public sector asset manager responsible for investing on behalf of pension plans jointly…

  • By: Staff
  • June 28, 2022 June 28, 2022
  • 13:00
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CPPIB selling stake in U.K. utilities provider, Ontario Teachers’ investing in insurance brokerage

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is selling its stake in a U.K. wireless utilities provider. Through the deal reached with Digital 9 Infrastructure, an…

  • By: Staff
  • June 28, 2022 June 28, 2022
  • 12:00

BCI names Michel Drolet as senior VP of corporate risk, chief audit officer

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is appointing Michel Drolet as senior vice-president of corporate risk and chief audit executive. In the role, he’ll lead…

  • By: Staff
  • June 28, 2022 June 28, 2022
  • 11:00

Transition to low carbon economy highlighting climate risks for pension plans: CAPSA

The potential impact of a disorderly transition to a low carbon economy is a top factor driving financial market regulators to accelerate and focus their…

  • By: Staff
  • June 27, 2022 June 24, 2022
  • 09:00

Institutional investors seeking to plug data gaps in push for diversity

At the Alberta Investment Management Corp., diversity, equity and inclusion has catapulted up the priority list when it comes to investment strategy. While DEI has…

How SEIU Healthcare is making retirement planning accessible for members

A quarter of single seniors live below the poverty line in Canada and the problem is getting worse, with employer-sponsored pension plans not accessible to…

SDG washing in corporate reports could deceive would-be investors: article

References to the United Nations’ sustainable development goals in corporate reports may be used to deceive the general public and would-be impact investors, according a…

How to prepare pension portfolios for persistently higher inflation: CPBI session

There are a lot of reasons to believe financial markets will be very different in the next 10 to 20 years than what pension funds…

OMERS expanding Australian telecom tower network, Caisse investing in online furniture retailer

The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is acquiring an Australian developer owner and operator of telecommunications towers. Following the acquisition, the OMERS will consolidate the…

  • By: Staff
  • June 23, 2022 June 22, 2022
  • 11:00
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IMCO allocates funds to global credit managers, Caisse-backed bus fleet operator buys transport company

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is allocating US$1 billion to two global credit managers. The majority of the capital, US$550 million, will be invested…

  • By: Staff
  • June 21, 2022 June 21, 2022
  • 11:00

Expert panel: Time for pension plan sponsors to focus on rebuilding mutually beneficial relationships with asset managers

As mask mandates lift and life gets back to normal, defined benefit plan sponsors and institutional asset managers are looking forward to re-engaging with each…

Trusteed pension funds’ assets valued at $2.27TN in Q4: Stats Can

The market value of assets held by Canadian trusteed pension funds increased 4.2 per cent to $2.27 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2021, up from…

  • By: Staff
  • June 21, 2022 June 21, 2022
  • 09:00
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Stelco entering $1.3BN annuity buy-in for DB pension

Stelco Inc. is de-risking one of its defined benefit pension plans with a $1.3 billion annuity buy-in. The deal, which covers more than 7,000 United…

  • By: Staff
  • June 20, 2022 June 23, 2022
  • 09:00

PSP acquiring U.K. life sciences campus, Caisse investing in Quebec manufacturer

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is investing in a life sciences campus in the U.K. Capital Park Cambridge is a 17-hectare campus with about…

  • By: Staff
  • June 16, 2022 June 16, 2022
  • 13:15

UPP appointing chief engagement and strategy officer, senior director of engagement

The University Pension Plan is appointing Kathy Johnson as chief engagement and strategy officer and Andrew Naples as senior director of engagement. Johnson will lead…

  • By: Staff
  • June 16, 2022 June 15, 2022
  • 09:00

Average solvency position of Canadian DB pension plans improved in May: report

The average Canadian defined benefit pension plan saw improvements in its solvency position in May, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest monthly report. An investment portfolio…

  • By: Staff
  • June 14, 2022 June 14, 2022
  • 12:30

Fund backed by CPPIB, OMERS acquiring Indian road portfolio; CPPIB investing in life sciences service provider

A fund backed by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and the Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is buying a stake in Indian road projects.…

  • By: Staff
  • June 14, 2022 June 14, 2022
  • 12:00