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The typical Canadian defined benefit pension plan deteriorated on a solvency basis but improved on an accountancy basis in September, according to a new report by LifeWorks Inc. Its monthly report on DB pension indices found the average plan saw its solvency index dip from 109.4 per cent at the end of August to 108.8 […]

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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board are part of a consortium making a binding offer to buy an Australian infrastructure investment company. The deal, which also includes the Toronto-based Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Co., values the Spark Infrastructure Group at about AU$ 5.2 billion ($4.8 billion). It has already […]

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  • August 31, 2021 August 31, 2021
  • 13:15
How will Boris Johnson as PM affect institutional investors?

In an open letter, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak are calling on the U.K.’s institutional investors to follow the lead of Canadian and Australian pension funds by making more long-term, illiquid investments. “Currently global investors, including pension funds from Canada and Australia, are benefitting from the opportunities that U.K. […]

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  • August 9, 2021 August 9, 2021
  • 15:00

Members of the Pension Investment Association of Canada saw their managed assets grow by 7.4 per cent in 2020, according to a new report. In its defined benefit asset mix report covering 2020, the PIAC found its members’ DB pensions grew by 7.4 per cent, from $2.286 trillion to $2.454 trillion, over the course of […]

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  • July 15, 2021 July 15, 2021
  • 09:00

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and the Alberta Investment Management Corp. are together investing $2.4 billion in the Australian digital infrastructure company BAI Communications Pty. Ltd. The funds have been earmarked to support BAI’s global growth strategy and acquisitions. BAI recently announced a partnership agreement with Transport for London to deliver high-speed mobile coverage […]

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  • June 29, 2021 June 30, 2021
  • 10:00
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The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is reporting a net return of 18.4 per cent in fiscal 2021. As of March 31, 2021, the PSP had $204.5 billion in net assets under management, up 20.4 per cent from $169.8 billion at the end of the previous fiscal year. The PSP also reported a 10-year annualized […]

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  • June 22, 2021 June 21, 2021
  • 09:00
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The Universities Academic Pension Plan is withdrawing control of its $2.7-billlion public equities portfolio from the Alberta Investment Management Corp. The withdrawal comes following ongoing discussions at the UAPP about the AIMCo’s public equities strategy and the investment manager’s volatility trading program that was wound down in 2020, says Geoffrey Hale, chair of the UAPP’s […]

A defined benefit pension plan leader rarely gets to work with a “blank canvas,” but Chuck Bruce has taken that unique opportunity and drawn a new way forward for more than 56,000 DB plan members in Newfoundland and Labrador. In late 2014, the province and its five largest unions established Provident10 to administer and oversee […]

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is reporting a total fund return of 2.5 per cent net of all fees for 2020, approximately 5.4 per cent below that of its benchmark. The total represents approximately $3 billion in net investment income, with assets under management reaching $118.6 billion, according to a press release, which noted the […]

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  • April 22, 2021 April 22, 2021
  • 09:00
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The funding status and confidence of Canadian defined benefit pension plans declined in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic and a low interest-rate environment, according to a new survey from RBC Investor & Treasury Services. It found among 122 respondents, 50 per cent reported their plans were fully funded on a going-concern basis, down significantly from […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 5, 2021 March 5, 2021
  • 09:00