I recently sat down with Jim Keohane, president and chief executive officer of the $63.9-billion Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan to ask him five questions about how pension funds are investing and the risks he sees evolving in the marketplace.

The questions were:

  1. Is real estate a good substitute for fixed income for pension funds? Or are there additional risks?
  2. What’s the number one risk that keeps you up at night?
  3. We’ve heard much about the potential negative impact of Donald Trump’s ascendancy to the U.S. presidency, but does his promised rollback of Dodd-Frank have an upside for institutional investors?
  4. How and why are pension funds using leverage today — and are there risks in doing so?
  5. Any advice for Ontario’s recently announced new pension regulator?

Find out how Keohane answered these questions on Benefits Canada’s companion site, Canadian Investment Review.

Copyright © 2020 Transcontinental Media G.P. Originally published on benefitscanada.com

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