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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is reporting a net return of 7.2 per cent for 2023, with net assets increasing to $434 billion. The investment organization’s year-end report said public equities returned 17.7 per cent in 2023, driven by large U.S. technology stocks as well as growth stocks and the Caisse’s large […]

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  • February 23, 2024 February 22, 2024
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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board earned 3.4 per cent during the third quarter of fiscal 2024, according to its latest quarterly report. By Dec. 31, 2023, the investment organization’s net assets were $590.8 billion, compared to $576 billion at the end of the previous quarter. The $14.6 billion increase in net assets consisted of […]

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  • February 21, 2024 February 21, 2024
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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has renewed the mandate of president and chief executive officer Charles Emond for a five-year period concluding Feb. 6, 2029. In a press release, Jean St-Gelais, chair of the Caisse’s board of directors, noted during the last four years under Emond’s leadership, the investment organization “has delivered […]

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  • February 9, 2024 February 9, 2024
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Two-fifths (40 per cent) of institutional investors say they plan to increase allocations to private debt investments over the next three years, according to a new survey by Coalition Greenwich. The survey, which polled more than 100 large U.S. and Canadian institutional investors with US$500 million to $50 billion in assets under management, found roughly […]

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  • January 29, 2024 February 1, 2024
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After the simultaneous sell-off of both equities and bonds in the first half of 2022, many defined benefit pension plan sponsors were forced to “pay much more attention to the liquidity profiles of their portfolios” and manage risk by implementing a temporary policy reprieve, halting new investment activity or selling assets in the secondary market, […]

One defined contribution plan sponsor sings the praises of the traditional balanced fund, while another outlines a different option that better matches risk levels according to plan members’ life stages. Rob Jackett, senior director of finance and administration at Canadian Baptist Ministries Balanced funds are still relevant today for employer-sponsored savings plans. It’s important for employers […]

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 […]

More than half (53 per cent) of the world’s largest pension funds say the prospect of a global recession is their No. 1 short-term concern and the same percentage expect a recession to take place in the next 12 months, according to a new survey by the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum. The survey, which […]

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An article on how the Royal Bank of Canada is marking Financial Literacy Month was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. RBC educating employees, reducing stigma around money matters through financial wellness hub 2. CPPIB returns 0.1% in Q2 2024, led by credit, private […]

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  • November 17, 2023 November 16, 2023
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An article on Fidelity Canada’s win in the Future of work strategy category at Benefits Canada‘s 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Fidelity Canada wins award for focusing on flexibility amid return-to-office rollout 2. CPP maximum pensionable earnings increasing to $68,500 […]

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  • November 10, 2023 November 9, 2023
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