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At the end of 2020, a year of exceptionally volatile and unpredictable markets due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan was 119 per cent funded with $3.3 billion in funding reserves and its assets had grown to $15.8 billion from $13.5 billion on Jan. 1, 2020. “In the heart […]

Canadians named to advisory board developing transparency benchmark for pensions

A new advisory board tasked with creating a benchmark for transparency throughout global pension investment systems will include two Canadian members. The board was jointly established by Top1000funds.com and CEM Benchmarking Inc. to foster more transparency in pension investments, with the aim of improving outcomes for plan members. According to a press release, the benchmark […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 25, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 09:20

In a recent expert column, I broke down the different components of fees for defined contribution plans. And now, I will explore the key fee drivers and strategies to help plan sponsors manage fee levels in DC plans. Managing these costs are imperative, as excessive fees may result in the significant impairment of DC member […]

Since using a single benchmark portfolio to measure a pension plan’s funding status paints a narrow picture, a new report by PBI Actuaries and Consultants looked at four different portfolio types to see how the equity fall off at the end of the year, among other market events, affected different asset mixes. The liability portfolio kept […]

A U.S. and Canadian perspective on LDI

10.3% Return for OMERS

Return exceeds benchmark and 2015 numbers

Measuring Manager Performance: Dos and Don’ts

Part 2 in our series on the trouble with performance measurement. Read Part 1 here.

When Performance Measurement Goes Awry

A 2-part series of the evolution of benchmarks and where they fall flat

Time to Toss Your Benchmark to the Curb

Jacques Lussier gives us a preview of his talk at the 2013 Investment Innovation Conference.

  • By: Scot Blythe
  • December 11, 2013 September 13, 2019
  • 11:00
Institutional investors consider alternative indexes

Northern Trust survey finds investors open to new options.

  • By: Staff
  • April 26, 2013 September 13, 2019
  • 12:47