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Bâtirente is appointing Vickie Lavoie as chief operating officer. Lavoie joined the Montreal-based pension fund in 2015 as an advisor to its business development group. In 2019, she was promoted to the post of director of development strategies. Prior to joining Bâtirente, Lavoie served as a retirement consultant at Aon. She will replace retiring COO Daniel […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 14, 2021 October 15, 2021
  • 01:16

Bâtirente is naming Éric Filion (pictured) as chief executive officer, effective Oct. 6. He’ll take over the position from Daniel Simard, who is retiring after 25 years as CEO. Simard will remain with Bâtirente as a special management advisor until June 30, 2022. Read: Bâtirente unveils new plan to optimize investments across all funds Since 2016, […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 17, 2021 September 20, 2021
  • 09:00

Bâtirente is introducing a new strategy that seeks to optimize its fixed income, global equity and environmentally responsible investment allocations. The Montreal-based pension’s new fund optimization plan specifically addresses the organization’s main priorities. By implementing the new plan, it will seek to improve its funds’ diversity in fixed income and global equities and focus on […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 26, 2021 August 26, 2021
  • 12:30
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Imperial Oil Ltd. is recommending investors attending its annual meeting in May vote against a shareholder resolution that it adopt a corporate-wide target to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The motion, made by Aequo Shareholder Engagement Services on behalf of Quebec group retirement system Bâtirente, argues that Imperial’s current 2023 emissions-reduction target is a step in […]

Quebec-based pension fund Bâtirente is applauding CIBC for joining the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials. Through the industry initiative, the bank will publish the greenhouse-gas emissions associated with its loans and investments and consider the adoption of reduction targets aligned with the Paris Agreement, according to a press release. A shareholder proposal submitted by the […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 9, 2021 March 9, 2021
  • 09:00
Announcing the winners of the Pension Leadership Awards

Pension investments are a key component of ensuring secure benefits for plan members upon their retirement. To celebrate the plan sponsors and pension investors who work hard to ensure strong investment outcomes, the first-ever Pension Leadership Awards recognized winners across several categories. Congratulations to all the winners. You can view highlights about the winners below: […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 3, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 13:12
Learn more about the Sustainable Investing Award finalists

The Canadian Investment Review’s Sustainable Investing Award will be presented to a pension plan that has shown leadership and/or significant progress when it comes to incorporating sustainability into the investment process. This will consider sound practices related to environmental, social and governance matters across asset classes and can include considerations related to people management within […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 25, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 13:23

The Canadian Investment Review launched the first annual Pension Leadership Awards in 2020 to recognize and award leading plan sponsors across several categories who are on the leading edge of pension investments. Over the past few months, a panel of expert judges has reviewed the nominations. We are pleased to announce the finalists for this […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 14, 2020 October 14, 2020
  • 08:13
Canadian pension plans sign new investor statement on diversity and inclusion

Canadian institutional investors representing more than $2.3 trillion in assets under management have signed a new statement on diversity and inclusion. The list of signatories on the joint statement, which was coordinated by the Responsible Investment Association, includes the Alberta Investment Management Corp., Bâtirente, the British Columbia Investment Management Corp., the Caisse de dépôt et […]

  • October 1, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 08:32

Acknowledging that the multi-faceted causes and consequences of climate change call for different methods, Quebec-based pension fund Bâtirente is publishing a new climate commitment. “Effectively supporting the transition to an economy that is aligned with the objectives of the Paris [Agreement] requires a multi-dimensional approach,” said Daniel Simard, the pension fund’s chief executive officer, in […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 10, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 09:19