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While the Nova Scotia Pension Services Corp. isn’t currently invested in frontier markets, the institutional investor is set to take its first steps towards investing in the sector. “Step one is getting [the board] more comfortable with frontier markets,” says Steve Mahoney, the organization’s chief investment officer, which includes the N.S. Teachers’ Pension Plan, the […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • September 15, 2023 September 14, 2023
  • 08:55
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There’s no one-size-fits-all approach for pension funds looking to use an environmental, social and governance lens in their investment approach, according to a new publication from the pension research council at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Olivia Mitchell, a professor and executive director of the pension research council at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton […]

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is reporting a net return of 4.5 per cent for the six-month period ending June 30, 2023. At the halfway point of the year, the AIMCo reported $6.1 billion in net investment income with a 5.2 per cent net investment return for its balanced fund, according to a press release. Read: How AIMCo, […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 31, 2023 September 5, 2023
  • 11:30

Institutional investors in Asia and Europe are at the forefront of adopting environmental, social and governance investment strategies, while North America lags behind, according to a survey by Coalition Greenwich. Globally, the survey found 75 per cent of investors incorporate ESG strategies, with Europe leading at 92 per cent followed by Asia at 76 per […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 24, 2023 August 23, 2023
  • 10:00

The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is reporting a total fund net return of 3.1 per cent for the six-month period ended June 30, 2023. The 12-month total fund net return was 7.8 per cent, while net assets totalled $127.4 billion, an increase of $7.9 billion over the last year, according to a press release. […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 22, 2023 August 21, 2023
  • 09:00

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is reporting a net return of 4.2 per cent for the first half of 2023. The result is a small increase from its established benchmark portfolio of 4.1 per cent. As of June 30, 2023, the investment organization had $424 billion in net assets, a 5.3 per […]


The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is reporting a total fund net return of 1.9 per cent for the six-month period ended June 30, 2023. The 12-month total fund net return was 4.8 per cent while net assets increased to $249.8 billion, according to a press release, which noted the five- and 10-year annualized total fund […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 16, 2023 August 15, 2023
  • 09:00

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board returned negative 0.8 per cent during the first quarter of fiscal 2024, according to its latest quarterly report. By June 30, 2023, the investment organization’s net assets reached $575 billion, compared to $570 billion at the end of fiscal 2023. The report noted a net loss of $5 billion […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 14, 2023 August 11, 2023
  • 09:00

Canadian defined benefit pension plans generated a median return of 1.19 per cent in the second quarter of 2023, according to the BNY Mellon Canadian asset strategy view universe. The universe, which is based on $300.1 billion worth of investment assets in Canadian DB plans, found the one-year median return at June 30, 2023 was 10.05 per cent, while the […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 10, 2023 August 9, 2023
  • 11:30

A new study looking at the implications of scale in defined benefit pension plans found size is key for several trends over time, including investment mandates, asset allocation and cost in returns. The research, ‘Scale Economies, Bargaining Power and Investment Performance: Evidence from Pension Plans‘ was recently awarded first prize in the International Centre for […]