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Michael Wissell, the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan’s recently appointed chief investment officer, is stewarding the $114.4-billion plan’s growth while preserving its historic drivers of success. This mandate isn’t a simple one. On one hand, the HOOPP boasts a solvency ratio of 120 per cent and uses a liability-driven investment model that helped its 10-year […]

The announcement of a new multi-employer pension plan for Canadian physicians was the most read story over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. New multi-employer pension plan coming for incorporated physicians 2. Employees want flexible working, better benefits to return to workplace: survey 3. After a strong 2021, […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 18, 2022 March 17, 2022
  • 09:01
Plan Sponsor Week: HOOPP looking to LDI strategy 2.0 amid low interest rates

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan generated an 11.28 per cent return in 2021, led by its public and private equity portfolios. “It was a strong year — we had a return of 11.28 per cent and hit an all-time high for our assets,” says Jeff Wendling, the pension fund’s president and chief executive officer. […]

A pair of stories on employee burnout and the ‘Great Resignation’ took the top spots over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Expert panel: How employers can help employees struggling with burnout 2. How can employers turn the ‘Great Resignation’ tide? 3. Employers expanding equity compensation programs to […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 25, 2022 February 25, 2022
  • 09:00

A consortium including several of Canada’s largest institutional investors is acquiring an Australian energy network. The Alberta Investment Management Corp., the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan, the Investment Management Corp. of Ontario and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board have joined a consortium acquiring AusNet Services Ltd. The company, which has infrastructure assets worth about […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 22, 2022 February 28, 2022
  • 09:00

Diversity, equity and inclusion are top of mind during Black History Month, so it’s no surprise two of the top five stories over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com relate to efforts by organizations to address a range of DEI issues in February and beyond. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. How HOOPP is […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 11, 2022 February 11, 2022
  • 09:05

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is increasing its focus on diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in areas ranging from organizational culture to recruiting. The organization launched a five-year strategy last year, focusing on embedding DEI into its culture, work environment and business processes, while addressing systemic barriers faced by equity-seeking groups. Michael Regis, the […]

Canada’s largest public pension plans are more heavily invested in private equity than other global public pension plans, according to a new report by British think tank the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum. “What really distinguishes the Canadian model is this large exposure to private equity, which stands out from across the sample, . […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 14, 2021 December 16, 2021
  • 12:00

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is appointing Lori Hall-Kimm as head of global private equity. In the new role, which takes effect on Jan. 24, 2022, Hall-Kimm will lead the development of a strategic and operational plan for private capital investments. She’ll join the HOOPP after five years at the Canada Pension Plan Investment […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 14, 2021 December 13, 2021
  • 09:00

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan and Swiss Re Investments Holding Co. Ltd. are purchasing common shares in a Canadian property and casualty insurance company in its initial public offering. The gross proceeds from Definity Financial Corp.’s IPO are expected to be about $2.1 billion. The IPO is being made in connection with the conversion […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 18, 2021 November 18, 2021
  • 15:00