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The average Canadian defined benefit pension plan generated a median return of 8.4 per cent for the fourth quarter of 2023, according to a report by Northern Trust Corp. The report, which tracks DB plans within the Northern Trust Canada universe, found the average Canadian DB plan ended the year with a median 10 per cent return. […]

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  • February 8, 2024 February 7, 2024
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The average Canadian defined benefit pension plan posted returns of 8.2 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2023, according to RBC Investor Services. It found the average Canadian DB plan ended 2023 with a 9.1 per cent return, a significant increase from negative 10.3 per cent in 2022. Read: Average Canadian DB pension plan returns […]

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  • February 1, 2024 February 1, 2024
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The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. saw a return of 3.5 per cent and increased its assets under management from $228.6 billion to $233 billion during the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023. According to the investment organization’s annual results, the $3.9 billion increase reflected investment gains of $6.8 billion and $2.8 million in net […]

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  • June 27, 2023 June 27, 2023
  • 12:30

The funded position of a typical Canadian defined benefit pension plan fell slightly on a solvency basis and rose on an accounting basis in May, according to a new report by Telus Health. During the month, the solvency of the average DB plan dipped by 0.6 per cent, falling to 101.4 per cent. The balance […]

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  • June 15, 2023 June 15, 2023
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A typical Canadian defined benefit pension plan’s funded position improved on a solvency basis and decreased on an accounting basis in April as a result of the strong performance of domestic equities and decreases in bond yields, according to a new report by Telus Health. During the month, the solvency of the typical Canadian DB […]

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  • May 11, 2023 May 11, 2023
  • 12:00

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is investing in a new real estate fund focused on developing rental housing across the Greater Toronto Area. The Fitzrovia DevCore Fund, which is the first fund set up by Fitzrovia Real Estate Inc., targets properties close to public transit and proximate to major centres of employment in Toronto and […]

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  • February 28, 2023 February 28, 2023
  • 12:00

Marlene Puffer, chief investment officer of the Alberta Investment Management Corp., believes many public market asset classes are under-priced as a result of inflation and interest rate hikes in 2022. “The persistent rise in inflation caught many central banks off guard, forcing them to undertake the most aggressive interest rate hiking cycle seen in decades,” […]

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  • February 23, 2023 March 1, 2023
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The median Canadian defined benefit pension plan returned 2.8 per cent during the last quarter of 2022 after facing losses of 12.8 per cent over the course of the year, according to a new report by Northern Trust Canada. The report draws from the Northern Trust Canada universe, which tracks the performance of Canadian DB plans. […]

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  • January 30, 2023 January 31, 2023
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The world’s 42 largest public sector pension investment organizations saw their combined assets decline by nine per cent in the year ending June 30, 2022, according to a new report by data platform Global SWF. “The last time we saw a decline was 2015 but that was a small drop,” says Diego Lopez, founder and […]

The average Canadian defined benefit pension plan lost ground on a solvency and accountancy basis in December, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest monthly report. At the end of 2022, the solvency index reached 103.8 per cent, down 3.1 per cent from the end of November. The balance sheet index also fell 2.4 per cent — […]

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  • January 12, 2023 January 12, 2023
  • 12:30