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Three of Canada’s largest pension plans are among the top 10 pension funds that generated the largest compound annualized returns between 2013 and 2022, according to a report by data platform Global SWF. The report, which measured the compound annual growth rate of pension funds’ single-year investment returns between fiscal 2013 and fiscal 2022, found […]

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  • February 14, 2024 February 14, 2024
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The value of the total assets under management for the world’s 100 largest asset owners declined nine per cent to US$23.4 trillion as of Dec. 31, 2022, according to a new report by WTW’s Thinking Ahead Institute. Among these asset owners, pension funds retained 53 per cent of AUM, down from 60 per cent five […]

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  • November 30, 2023 November 30, 2023
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The world’s largest 300 pension funds saw their assets decrease by 12.9 per cent to US$20.6 trillion in 2022, down from $23.6 trillion at the end of 2021, according to a new report by WTW. The report, which analyzed global pension fund assets across 22 major pension markets, found the largest 300 pension funds now represent […]

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  • September 14, 2023 September 13, 2023
  • 09:00

Institutional investors are steadily integrating environmental, social and governance into their investment reporting and practices, according to a new report by the United Nations’ principles for responsible investment. The report, which analyzed data from more than 1,800 investment organizations that have signed the PRI, found nearly all have formal, senior-level oversight and accountability for responsible […]

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  • April 11, 2023 April 11, 2023
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The world’s 100 largest asset managers grossed US$25.7 trillion in assets under management as of Dec. 31, 2021, up nine per cent from the previous year, according to a report by WTW’s Thinking Ahead Institute. The report found pension funds remain the single biggest group of asset owners in the global study, controlling more than half […]

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  • December 5, 2022 December 5, 2022
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Canadian investment managers had $3 trillion in assets using responsible investment strategies as of Dec. 31, 2021, down slightly from the $3.2 trillion reported in 2019, according to a survey by the Responsible Investment Association. The survey, which polled 77 asset managers and 13 asset owners, found more than nine in 10 (94 per cent) respondents are […]

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  • November 23, 2022 November 23, 2022
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The world’s 500 largest asset managers’ total discretionary assets under management increased by 10.2 per cent in 2021, reaching US$131.7 trillion, according to a new report by WTW’s Thinking Ahead Institute. It found North American AUM accounted for more than half (59.9 per cent) of AUM in the top 500 managers, garnering $78.9 trillion by […]

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  • October 21, 2022 October 21, 2022
  • 15:00

Canada’s Maple 8 — the country’s largest eight public pension plans that manage a total of about $2 trillion in assets — use similar governance structures to consistently deliver strong returns. Pension systems around the world are difficult to manage, said Sebastien Betermier, an associate professor of finance at the Desautels Faculty of Management at […]

As more companies shift to net-zero commitments in the face of climate change, institutional investors play a key role in proliferating the practice through where they invest their clients’ money, said Lloyd McAllister, head of environmental, social and governance research at Newton Investment Management, during a session at the 2021 Global Investment Conference. However, he […]

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan are among the 20 largest pension funds in the world in terms of assets under management, according to a new report from the Thinking Ahead Institute. The not-for-profit investment research organization’s report, which was based on figures from the end of 2020, ranked […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 9, 2021 September 9, 2021
  • 12:20