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While politics plays a role in most investment decisions, it tends to arise on a fairly localized basis, says Michael Craig, head of the asset allocation and derivatives teams at TD Asset Management Inc. In addition, its prominence as a factor usually rises and falls on a cycle, slipping easily off investors’ radar in times […]

The Ontario Pension Board, the administrator of province’s public service pension plan, generated a return of 9.4 per cent in 2021. In its yet-to-be released 2021 annual report, the OPB also reported its assets under management had grown to $33.8 billion, up from $31 billion the previous year. It also improved its solvency ratio by […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 10, 2022 May 24, 2022
  • 09:01

In response to the ongoing war in Ukraine, more Canadian public sector institutional investors are announcing plans to exclude Russian assets from their portfolios. The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario and the Ontario Pension Board will divest their portfolios of existing Russian assets as soon as possible. Efforts to immediately divest are currently impossible as […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 7, 2022 March 7, 2022
  • 15:00

Canada’s $4 trillion pension sector could enjoy immense commercial benefits by aligning with the transition to net-zero emissions and helping to mobilize $140 billion of low carbon investments per year, according to a new report by Corporate Knights, the Natural Step Canada and the Smart Prosperity Institute. It found Canada’s 12 largest pension fund managers […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 10, 2021 November 11, 2021
  • 09:00
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Several prominent players in Canada’s pension industry have signed onto the BlackNorth Initiative, pledging to take specific actions within their organizations to tackle anti-Black systemic racism. “The persistent inequities across our country underscore our urgent, national need to address and alleviate racial, ethnic and other tensions and to promote the elimination of anti-Black systemic racism […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 24, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 07:56
OPB Reports 97% Funded Status

Plan posts an increase of nearly two percentage points compared to last year’s return.

Should Ontario Consolidate Its Public Pension Plans?

Weighing the Pros and Cons.

  • December 5, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 16:02