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Half of institutional investors concerned about fixed income liquidity: survey

Even before the coronavirus began affecting capital markets, fixed income investors were becoming more risk averse, according to Invesco’s latest survey. Close to half (43 per cent) of investors surveyed in late 2019 said they felt the then economic cycle had a year or less left to run and were adapting their portfolios accordingly. In some cases, this change […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 19, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 15:25

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is expanding its strategic relationship with Wellington Management Co. to better integrate climate science research into its investments. Wellington and the Ontario Teachers’ are collaborating with the Woods Hole Research Center, a climate-change think tank, with the goal of applying research findings when executing the Ontario Teachers’ investment strategies and […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 5, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 11:26
IMCO reaches more than $70 billion AUM in 2019

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario reached $70.3 billion in assets under management at the end of 2019, up from $63.3 billion at the end of 2018. In its latest annual report, the organization, which manages assets for certain broader public sector institutions, shared its growth in assets under management, but didn’t report its 2019 investment returns. “It’s important […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 30, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 09:00
Canadian pension plans see modest growth in value of assets in third quarter of 2019

Canadian employer pension plans saw the market value of their assets increase 1.6 per cent in the third quarter of 2019, up from the previous quarter, according to new data from Statistics Canada. The value of assets was also up 7.3 per cent in comparison to the third quarter of 2018. Bonds saw the highest value gain in the […]

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  • March 13, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 15:15
OMERS posts 11.9% return for 2019 led by public equities

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System posted an 11.9 per cent return for 2019. The net return added $11.5 billion in value to the pension fund, pushing its funded status on a smoothed basis to 97 per cent. The double-digit returns neatly beat the OMERS overall benchmark of 7.5 per cent. “The story in 2019 is that there was […]

Canadian DB pensions boost solvency levels in Q4 2019: reports

Canada’s defined benefit pension plans increased their solvency levels in 2019 and have equity markets to thank, according to Mercer. The Mercer pension health index, which represents the solvency of a hypothetical plan, increased to 112 per cent in the final quarter of the year, up from 105 per cent at the end of the […]

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  • January 3, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 10:00
Why are institutional investors ramping up allocations to private equity?

As private equity becomes a more sizeable part of Canadian pension portfolios, the British Columbia Investment Management Corp.’s resources and staffing are growing with it. In April 2016, when Jim Pittman joined the BCI as its senior vice-president of private equity, his group comprised six or seven people. Three and a half years later, the […]

While the fact that past performance is not a guarantee of future results is a familiar refrain, it appears public pension funds’ return expectations do correlate with how they’ve performed in the past. A paper by Aleksandar Andonov, an associate professor of finance at the University of Amsterdam and Joshua Rauh, director of research and […]

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  • November 22, 2019 December 13, 2020
  • 07:51
Canadian employment rises 1.8% as economies reopen: Stats Can

For intergenerational investors, such as foreign pension plans ramping up their exposure to alternative assets and leveraging patient capital, it’s worth paying attention to Indonesia’s potential. “If you follow the logic that the country’s going to be the fourth or fifth largest economy in the world . . . then, to me, it’s too big […]

Institutional investors seeing potential in private assets in turbulent landscape

More than half (52 per cent) of institutional investors said they think a political or world event, such as Brexit, will impact portfolio performance over the next 12 months, according to a survey by Schroders. And that number is on the rise. The survey, which polled 650 institutional investors with a combined US$25.4 trillion in […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 30, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 17:15