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Before Janet Jule joined the Saskatchewan Healthcare Employees’ Pension Plan as its chief investment officer in 2015, the pension plan sponsor started adding a wider variety of assets to its portfolio, emphasizing diversification and lowering its dependence on equities. Indeed, like many other plan sponsors, the SHEPP’s investment strategy is increasingly incorporating more alternative asset […]

Despite several bumps in the decade since the 2008/09 financial crisis, the swift and brutal crash in global equity prices when the coronavirus was declared a pandemic sent pension investors reaching for their playbooks to implement defensive strategies to mitigate the damage. “People have worked very hard at just acting on the set strategies that […]


While the coronavirus crisis is impacting many real assets, people still require food and therefore still require farmland. The asset class is a stable one and a long-term diversifier, says Bernice Miedzinski, president of StarBridge Capital Ltd., noting the current low-interest rate environment is challenging. “Even thinking about a plain vanilla strategy, investing in Canadian […]


The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is buying 89,085 megalitres of permanent water rights from Olam Orchards Australia Pty Ltd. for a total of A$490 million. “Our agreement with Olam Orchards Australia is consistent with our strategy to partner with best-in-class operators who take the long-term view and to invest in high-quality agricultural assets globally,” […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 4, 2019 December 13, 2020
  • 12:04
Investing in Timberland and Farmland

A look at innovation in the landscape.

Canadian Plans Buy the Farm

Caisse and bcIMC commit to TIAA-CREF Global Agriculture LLC to invest in farmland in the United States, Australia and Brazil.

Pensions Favour Farmland

Allocations soar among big U.S. funds.

Pension Funds Boost Allocations Farmland

Billions of dollars moving into farmland as hedge against inflation.

Growing Season for Investment in Agriculture

Study shows investors can reap rewards from Canadian farmland.

  • April 2, 2010 September 13, 2019
  • 15:51

Real assets held up during the credit crisis—how will they fare post-crisis?