In the investment space, readers were focused on the moves of the big public pension funds and real estate investment in 2019, with the top three most-read stories tackling those topics.

Benefits Canada rounds up the industry’s favourite investment stories of the year:

1. Canadian DB plans return median 1.7 per cent in Q3

2. Hugh O’Reilly stepping down from OPTrust

3. OPTrust partners to buy Toronto real estate, OTPP takes stake in vehicle tech company

4. Canadian real estate boosted institutional portfolios in 2018

5. BCI and partners creating Canadian real estate fund

6. Ontario Teachers’ appoints six new managing directors

7. Ontario Teachers’ launches venture capital investment platform

8. Head to head: Is there a place for OCIOs in DC pension plans?

9. How to prepare pension investments for an annuity purchase

10. Canadian pension funds welcome proposed tax changes on U.S. real estate investments

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One of the biggest must be the government of Alberta’s “takeover” of the Teachers Retirement Fund (around $18 billion), forcing it to transfer management of the fund to AIMCo after being independent since 1938.

Thursday, December 26 at 11:44 am | Reply

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