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The average Canadian defined benefit pension plan posted a median return of 3.6 per cent in the first quarter of 2024, according to a new report by RBC Investor Services. The report, which tracks performance and asset allocation across Canadian DB plans, credited the positive investment return to the strong performance of equities. Read: Average […]

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  • May 6, 2024 May 6, 2024
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Environmental, social and governance standards have helped investors generate positive annualized returns, with environmental investments leading the pack globally, according to a new study from Amundi Asset Management. The study reviewed the annualized financial returns of long-short portfolios designed with a broad ESG theme and a more specialized approach in North America, Europe, China, India, […]

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  • May 3, 2024 May 7, 2024
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Renowned American businessman and investor Charlie Munger once said, “You have to keep learning if you want to become a great investor. When the world changes you must change.” The world has changed and institutional investors will need to have a plan and be ready to face new challenges. The 30 years prior to the […]

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is considering selling Amica Senior Lifestyles in a deal that could be worth $5 billion, according to report by Bloomberg. The Ontario Teachers’ acquired the senior luxury residence operator in 2015 through a transaction by its subsidiary BayBridge Seniors Housing Inc., which includes more than 30 assets in British Columbia and Ontario. […]

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  • April 19, 2024 April 18, 2024
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The Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan saw a net return of 9.5 per cent for 2023, with net assets of $20.1 billion, up from $18.2 billion in 2022, according to its latest annual report. As of Jan. 1, 2024, the investment organization maintained a healthy funding level of 124 per cent on a going-concern […]

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  • April 18, 2024 April 18, 2024
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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is expanding the role of its wholly owned subsidiary Reventus Power as its dedicated global offshore wind platform. The investment organization will consolidate its existing direct and indirect offshore wind holdings into Reventus Power to build on the business’ existing global footprint and support the sector’s significant growth opportunities. To […]

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  • April 15, 2024 April 12, 2024
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The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is reporting a net return of 5.6 per cent for 2023, with net assets increasing to $77.4 billion. The investment organization’s year-end report found public equities returned 18 per cent in 2023, followed by global credit (7.7 per cent), fixed income (5.9 per cent), private equity (5.7 per cent), […]

Significant headwinds in the commercial real estate sector have impacted the number of transactions seen in 2023, leading institutional investors to pursue diversification at home and abroad. The totals for acquisition dispositions of office assets in 2023 were “extremely low” compared to the previous year, says Lewis Gascoigne, an investment consulting principal at Eckler Ltd., […]

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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing up to $40 million in the creation of a real estate investment platform dedicated to purpose-built student accommodation opportunities in Europe. The new group is being created through the CPPIB’s acquisition of Nido Living (which will be a wholly owned but independently-operated portfolio company), as well as its […]

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  • April 5, 2024 April 4, 2024
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An article on considerations for plan sponsors ahead of the rollout of a new generation of obesity drugs was the most-read article on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension and investment stories of the past week: 1. What plan sponsors should know ahead of rollout of new obesity drugs in Canada 2. What’s […]

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  • April 5, 2024 April 4, 2024
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