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The Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund said its new agreement with the Alberta Investment Management Corp. is aligning the best interests of both organizations, following several months of negotiations. According to a press release from the Alberta Teachers’, the agreement ensures the teachers’ board maintains full control over the strategic investment policy for the pension plans’ […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 14, 2021 September 14, 2021
  • 12:00
Alberta Teachers’ Association set to legally challenge pension order

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. has reached an investment management agreement with the Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund Board following a protracted period of negotiation. The agreement will see the Alberta Teachers’ assets, valued at $19.1 billion in its 2020 annual report, transferred to the custody of the AIMCO. According to Rod Matheson, the Alberta Teachers’ […]

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  • September 9, 2021 September 9, 2021
  • 09:30

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is appointing James Barber as executive vice-president of public equities, effective July 14. He joins the AIMCo from AMP Investment Partners, where he was co-founder and managing partner. Previously, Barber served as chief investment officer of equities at Russell Investments and held roles at SEI Investments Co. in the U.K. […]

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  • July 8, 2021 July 8, 2021
  • 09:00
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Canada’s pension plan sponsors have a fiduciary responsibility to consider climate change in their financial decisions, according to Randy Bauslaugh, counsel for pensions and benefits and executive compensation at McCarthy Tétrault LLP, during a webinar hosted by the Canada Climate Law Initiative and the Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute. “The failure of plan administrators and […]

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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is one of two organizations investing a total US$940 million in Phoenix Tower International, a U.S.-based wireless communications infrastructure provider. The investment will fund the company’s expansion in Europe as well as further growth in new and existing markets. The other investor is AMP Capital, an Australia-based […]

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  • May 21, 2021 May 20, 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 […]

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is appointing the former head of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. as its next chief executive officer. The investment manager said Evan Siddall (pictured) will officially start the job on July 1. He’ll succeed Kevin Uebelein, who has been CEO of the AIMCo since Jan. 1, 2015. Uebelein remains the CEO until June 30 and […]

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is appointing Tim Deacon (pictured) to succeed David McGraw as the plan’s new chief financial officer, effective April 19. He joins the Ontario Teachers’ after serving as group controller and global chief accounting officer at Manulife Financial Corp. Prior to that, Deacon was CFO of Manulife’s global wealth and asset management businesses […]

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  • March 26, 2021 March 30, 2021
  • 15:00

Irshaad Ahmad is now serving as Canada Post Corp.’s chief investment officer and vice-president of the Crown corporation’s pension fund. He joined Canada Post in February and brings more than 30 years of investment experience to the role, after serving as managing director and head of institutional Europe at Allianz Global Investors. Prior to that, […]

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  • March 10, 2021 March 16, 2021
  • 09:00
Alberta Teachers’ Association planning legal challenge to pension order

The Alberta Teachers’ Association says it’s taking legal action against a ministerial order enacted on several pension plans in the province in late December. In a press release, the association said its provincial executive council voted unanimously this week to file a lawsuit, acting on legal advice that identified an avenue for a challenge to […]

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  • February 1, 2021 February 16, 2021
  • 10:04