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The Canadian pension assets under management of the country’s top 40 investment managers increased by 7.7 percentage points over the previous year, from nearly $989 million at June 30, 2022 to more than $1 billion at June 30, 2023, according to the latest report by the Canadian Institutional Investment Network. The CIIN, which is a […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 21, 2023 November 20, 2023
  • 11:00

According to York University’s Arijit Banik, there’s only one way forward for environmental, social and governance standards: it’s time for an evolution. The treasurer responsible for overseeing the university’s endowment fund wants to go beyond simply investing in wind and solar energies to tick a box. Instead, his investment team has pushed towards sustainable infrastructure […]

Jacky Shen suspects he was the oldest intern Simon Fraser University’s treasury department ever had. It was 2007, he was in his early 40s, had just arrived in Canada with his family and was studying for a master’s degree in the university’s wealth management program. As an intern, Shen — now the university’s treasurer and […]

In the vast majority of Canadian medical malpractice lawsuits, doctors’ legal defences and patients’ settlements are paid by the Canadian Medical Protective Association, an organization representing more than 105,000 physicians. “It’s a non-profit mutual defence organization, not an insurer. From an investment perspective, this allows more flexibility as the asset mix is not determined by […]

In 2016, the Calgary Foundation launched an impact investment program — one that required as much creativity as financial acumen to design. Perhaps that’s why the job fell to Lauren Frosst, director of investments at the endowment fund, which provided $66.9 million in funding to 1,100 charitable organizations last year. Beyond her experience designing a […]

The pension plan for the faculty and staff of the University of Toronto grew from $6.3 billion to $6.6 billion in the first six months of 2021. For the second half of the year, the assets were officially in the custody of the University Pension Plan, though the day-to-day management of portfolios remained UTAM’s responsibility well into […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 5, 2022 July 8, 2022
  • 12:15
Time to Double-Down on Bad Companies?

Mission hedging argues foundations and endowments can do more good by loading up on profitable companies they oppose.

Endowment Investing Model “Broken”: Report

Swensen's model taken to task.

UTAM Reined In

Another big hurdle will be ongoing communication with its board and trustees.

  • February 24, 2010 September 13, 2019
  • 12:01