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The importance of risk management isn’t new for the majority of defined benefit pension plan sponsors and administrators. The impact of long-term interest rates, market volatility, changing demographics and increasing longevity, inflation concerns, geopolitical events and other large economic, environmental and social factors are all contributing to the need to manage the financial risks associated […]

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The Saskatchewan Pension Plan is allocating parts of its balanced fund to Ninepoint Partners and Fengate Asset Management in a bid to further diversify its portfolio. Ninepoint has received a private debt allocation of 10 per cent of the SPP’s balanced fund and Fengate will take on a 10 per cent infrastructure allocation, according to a press […]

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  • June 7, 2022 June 6, 2022
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The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System is entering a partnership to acquire a Dutch energy firm. The Algemene Pensioen Groep, a Dutch pension plan, and the infrastructure arm of the OMERS have reached an agreement to jointly acquire Groendus Group from NPM Capital Partners. Based in the Netherlands, Groendus is an energy transition platform created in […]

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  • May 19, 2022 May 19, 2022
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The real estate arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is acquiring an 11.5 hectare warehouse in Germany. The facility — located in Hamburg, near Europe’s busiest freshwater freight port — serves as a distribution centre for the H&M Group, which will continue to lease the entire facility under its new ownership, […]

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  • May 17, 2022 May 17, 2022
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While politics plays a role in most investment decisions, it tends to arise on a fairly localized basis, says Michael Craig, head of the asset allocation and derivatives teams at TD Asset Management Inc. In addition, its prominence as a factor usually rises and falls on a cycle, slipping easily off investors’ radar in times […]

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is entering a joint venture to develop offshore wind projects. In a deal reached with Corio Generation Ltd., the Ontario Teachers’ will receive a 50 per cent stake in the joint venture in exchange for a US$1 billion investment. The funds will be used to develop 14 fixed bottom and floating […]

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  • May 12, 2022 May 12, 2022
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An article on how employers can support workers as a record number of Canadians prepare to retire was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. How employers can support workers as record number of Canadians near retirement 2. Best Buy adopting remote working-first approach […]

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  • May 6, 2022 May 6, 2022
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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan investments returned 11.1 per cent in 2021, with its result driven by the strong performance of its private equity portfolio. The Ontario Teachers’ total fund exceeded its benchmark of 8.8 per cent, according to a press release announcing its annual results. Its private equity portfolio returned 29.9 per cent for […]

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  • March 14, 2022 March 15, 2022
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With today marking the second anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic, it isn’t surprising that a pair of articles on the pandemic’s lasting impact were among the most read stories over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Two years later: Canada’s DB, DC pension plans weathering the […]

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  • March 11, 2022 March 11, 2022
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The average funded status for the largest U.S. defined benefit pension plans was 93.8 per cent in 2021, up from 86.2 per cent in 2020 and reaching the highest level in 15 years, according to a new report by Russell Investments Group. The report, which analyzed 19 publicly listed U.S. corporations with more than US$20 […]

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  • March 10, 2022 March 9, 2022
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