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The world’s 500 largest asset managers’ total discretionary assets under management increased by 10.2 per cent in 2021, reaching US$131.7 trillion, according to a new report by WTW’s Thinking Ahead Institute. It found North American AUM accounted for more than half (59.9 per cent) of AUM in the top 500 managers, garnering $78.9 trillion by […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 21, 2022 October 21, 2022
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The use of leverage by U.K. defined benefit pension plans with liability-driven investment strategies left them vulnerable to a sharp rise in bond yields in September, says Erwan Pirou, Canada chief investment officer of wealth solutions at Aon. “Many plans in the U.K. are using leverage in their LDI strategies . . . to reduce […]

Learn more about the Risk Management Award finalists

The Canadian Investment Review’s Risk Management Award will go to a pension plan that has successfully implemented a robust approach to its risk management function. This can include implementing de-risking or re-risking or it can showcase day-to-day processes in place for risk management in pension plan investments. Highlights about the three finalists are available below: […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 30, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 08:06
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The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is well-known for its liability-driven investing strategy, which helped it successfully weather the 2008 financial crisis. During the coronavirus fallout, in an era of historically low interest rates, the HOOPP is working on developing LDI 2.0. “We’re very focused on liabilities, but what you do when interest rates are […]

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The novel coronavirus has introduced unprecedented volatility to financial markets and is taking its toll on pension plans. We’ve seen sharp corrections in most equity markets. At its lowest point in the correction to date, the S&P 500 lost 34 per cent of its value, from its peak in February. The TSX, which has also […]

DB plans are better funded but expect returns to slump

Defined benefit pension plans are lowering their long-term return expectations, according to research from U.S. consulting firm, NEPC. According to the NEPC’s survey of corporate and healthcare DB pensions, a third of plan sponsors now have a return assumption of six per cent or less, compared with 20 per cent that said the same in […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 20, 2019 February 23, 2021
  • 09:42

A U.S. and Canadian perspective on LDI

Plan Sponsors Eager to Take Risk Off The Table

A recent Benefits Canada pulse survey teases out the risks that really keep pension funds up at night.

5 Questions for OPTrust CIO James Davis

OPTrust CIO talks internalization, smart beta and the risks of complacency.

  • March 27, 2017 September 13, 2019
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Pension Peace of Mind

Coverage of the 2013 Risk Management Conference