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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

While the typical balanced fund is becoming a rarity among pension plans, a segment of plan sponsors continue to utilize these funds — albeit with added diversification. Traditionally, such funds have invested 60 per cent in equities and 40 per cent in bonds. But with investment options for pension plans expanding over the last 20 […]

Like many pension experts, Peter Ballon, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s global head of real estate, will have the early days of March 2020 seared into his memory for many years to come. As the coronavirus pandemic took hold, grinding domestic and international travel to a halt, he — like the rest of the […]

Let’s Hear It for the Maple Revolutionaries

The Economist: Canadian pension funds as leading lights.

  • March 5, 2012 September 13, 2019
  • 18:04