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The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario saw returns of 9.6 per cent in 2021, according to its annual report. The IMCO’s assets under management rose $5.7 billion during the year, reaching $79 billion. The year’s returns weren’t evenly distributed, as client pension plan gains ranged from 0.1 per cent to 11.2 per cent depending on […]

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  • April 27, 2022 April 27, 2022
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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is providing $300 million in credit to a global restructuring and investment advisory firm. The financing of Gordon Brothers, a Boston company that provides capital to businesses, will be delivered through the CPPIB’s subsidiary, CPPIB Credit Investments Inc. The funds will be used to fund capital investment offerings. In 2021, these offerings generated more […]

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  • April 26, 2022 April 25, 2022
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The median Canadian defined benefit pension plan experienced a pullback in investment returns during the first quarter of 2022, returning negative 6.4 per cent as markets entered a heightened period of uncertainty, according to a new report by Northern Trust Canada. The report, which tracks the performance of Canadian DB plans that subscribe to Northern […]

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  • April 25, 2022 April 26, 2022
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Alberta government facing backlash after changing terms of public-sector pensions

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. secured a return of 14.7 per cent in 2021, according to its annual report. During the year, the AIMCo’s assets under management reached $168.3 billion, up from $146.6 billion in 2020. Following the record-breaking performance, its annualized total fund return rose to 7.4 per cent on a four-year basis and 8.6 per […]

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  • April 21, 2022 April 21, 2022
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The economic impact of the pandemic has been unevenly distributed across various industries, with travel and transportation among the hardest-hit sectors. However, while travel restrictions and subsequent employee layoffs in these industries made headlines throughout 2020 and 2021, the pension plans provided by these employers have largely weathered any economic fallout. The impact on air […]

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While a typical Canadian defined benefit pension plan saw negative investment returns in March, it also improved on a solvency and accounting basis, according to a new report by LifeWorks Inc. Last month, the typical DB pension plan used in LifeWork’s monthly pension indices saw investments dip in value by 0.4 per cent as a […]

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  • April 7, 2022 April 7, 2022
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The average solvency ratio of Canadian defined benefit pension plans in Mercer’s database increased five percentage points in the first quarter of 2022, according to a new report by the consultancy. The report, which assessed the performance of 464 pension plans, found as at March 31, 2022, the plans’ average solvency ratio reached 108 per […]

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  • April 5, 2022 April 4, 2022
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The majority of institutional investors intend to reduce their exposure to fixed income, according to a new survey by Aeon Investments. The survey, which polled European and North American pension plan sponsors and other institutional investors, found 78 per cent of respondents indicated they intend to decrease their allocations to traditional fixed income assets within […]

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  • March 29, 2022 March 29, 2022
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The market value of assets held by Canadian trusteed pension funds rose 1.8 per cent to $2.18 trillion in the third quarter of 2021, up from $2.14 trillion in the previous quarter, according to new data from Statistics Canada. Within trusteed plans, public sector assets grew two per cent to $1.7 trillion, accounting for 77.6 per cent of […]

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  • March 18, 2022 March 17, 2022
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After navigating the unpredictable markets of the past two decades, some defined benefit pension plan sponsors could be forgiven for wanting to seek out some certainty. But a new threat has emerged in the form of rapidly rising inflation and the possibility of rate increases after decades of persistent lows. The consumer price index increased […]