Home DB pension funds

Keyword: DB pension funds

11 results found
OSFI launching consultation on climate change risks to pensions, financial institutions

Canada’s largest public pension funds are showing modest improvements on climate action but are moving too slowly overall, according to a new report by a climate advocacy group. The progress report from Shift Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health found four of the 11 pension plans it examined still don’t have emissions reduction targets […]


Global pension assets fell 16.7 per cent to US$47.9 trillion in 2022, driven largely by a correction in fixed income and equities markets, according to a new report by WTW’s Thinking Ahead Institute. While the report found Canada’s pension asset values dropped by about 18 per cent in 2022, as of last August, it held roughly six […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 23, 2023 February 23, 2023
  • 09:00

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 […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 5, 2022 December 5, 2022
  • 09:00

The climate crisis puts the security of workers’ retirements at stake, said Patrick DeRochie, senior manager at Shift Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health, during a session at the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2022 Risk Management Conference. Pension plan sponsors’ investment decisions and their ability to achieve adequate returns for their members depends on a […]

While one expert says the two approaches work most effectively together, the other highlights the importance of complete divestment. Adam Scott, director at Shift Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health: The common framing of engagement versus divestment is a false dichotomy. They aren’t mutually exclusive approaches — both are essential tools for pension managers, […]

With increased market volatility due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, central banks in the West looking to tighten monetary policies as the world begins emerging from the coronavirus pandemic and higher, more persistent inflation than anticipated, bond investors are in for a wild ride, said Samantha Klein, lead of institutional business for T. Rowe Price […]

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 […]


Statistics Canada also reports public sector membership is on the rise.

  • July 25, 2017 January 20, 2021
  • 12:44
Modern DB Plans Combine the Best of DB and DC Pensions

CAAT CEO Derek Dobson on how to build the perfect pension plan.

Why Bigger Is Better

New papers show why large DB pension funds outperform.

  • March 8, 2012 September 13, 2019
  • 10:49