Keyword: OCIO

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An article on Eastman Kodak Co.’s plans to outsource management of its pension assets was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week: 1. Kodak outsourcing US$1.6TN of pension assets to maximize overfunded status 2. OMERS returns 4.6% for 2023, driven by equities, fixed income […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 8, 2024 March 7, 2024
  • 09:00

The value of the total assets under management for the world’s 100 largest asset owners declined nine per cent to US$23.4 trillion as of Dec. 31, 2022, according to a new report by WTW’s Thinking Ahead Institute. Among these asset owners, pension funds retained 53 per cent of AUM, down from 60 per cent five […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 30, 2023 November 30, 2023
  • 09:00

More than a quarter (26 per cent) of institutional asset owners expect to use an outsourced chief investment officer in an increased capacity during the next two years, according to a new survey by Cerulli Associates. The survey found 14 per cent of respondents said they’re seeking to establish an OCIO relationship over the next two […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 2, 2023 February 1, 2023
  • 09:00

About two-thirds (64 per cent) of global institutional investors say new ideas and access to top asset managers are the key benefits of hiring an outsourced chief investment officer, according to a new survey by London-based CoreData Research. The survey, which polled nearly 300 institutional investors in Asia, Australasia, Europe and North America, also found […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 4, 2022 October 4, 2022
  • 12:30

While an outsourced chief investment officer model may be the right option for a pension plan under particular circumstances, circumstances can change. Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co. took on an OCIO structure several years ago, but changes within the company made the model less appropriate over time, said Wes Peters, the company’s vice-president of investments, during […]


While it’s easy for a plan sponsor to determine how an equity or fixed income manager is performing, it isn’t as straightforward to assess the performance of an outsourced chief investment officer. “There’s a lot of similarities in OCIO providers out there, but there’s also a lot of differences,” said Eric Menzer, global head of […]

  • By: Yaelle Gang
  • December 13, 2019 December 13, 2020
  • 07:34
A Primer on OCIO in the DC world

The term outsourced chief investment officer, or OCIO, describes a service offering or model, where an institutional investor delegates certain decision-making responsibilities to a third-party provider. Once the investor makes the original delegation, the OCIO provider makes ongoing decisions related to the investment and administration of the plan, within agreed upon parameters. Initially the OCIO […]


Mercer Canada has appointed Rachel Volynsky as its new chief investment officer. In the new role, Volynsky will be leading Mercer’s outsourced chief investment officer team in Canada. With more than 20 years of capital allocation experience, she has held several senior roles with major investment firms in Canada and the United States, including SEI […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 25, 2019 January 9, 2021
  • 10:11

Outsourced chief investment officers, or OCIOs, are a service model where a pension plan sponsor or other institutional investor delegates certain decision-making responsibilities to a third party OCIO provider. Once the asset owner makes the original delegation, the OCIO implements, monitors and executes the investment and risk management strategies, within agreed upon parameters. Here are […]


In an increasingly challenging investment and regulatory environment, many pension plans are looking to a new model, delegating key investment management and service activities to third-party providers, said Ivor Krol, vice-president and lead of the institutional portfolio solutions group at Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management. Speaking at the 2018 Defined Benefit Investment Forum in […]