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The OPSEU Pension Trust is allowing its plan members to earn full pension service if they temporarily reduce their working hours. The changes were made to support members who participate in flexible working arrangements so they can maximize their pension. Members who enter into a temporary part-time work arrangement on or after Feb. 1, 2022 […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 8, 2022 February 7, 2022
  • 09:00

The Canadian Investment Review is pleased to announce the finalists for the second annual Pension Leadership Awards. This year, the awards welcomed more than 20 applications highlighting the actions of leading figures and organizations within the pension sector. In the preliminary judging phase, three finalists were chosen for each award category. Read: Announcing the winners of […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 7, 2021 March 15, 2022
  • 10:00

Despite several bumps in the decade since the 2008/09 financial crisis, the swift and brutal crash in global equity prices when the coronavirus was declared a pandemic sent pension investors reaching for their playbooks to implement defensive strategies to mitigate the damage. “People have worked very hard at just acting on the set strategies that […]

Learn more about the Chief Investment Officer of the Year Award finalists

The Canadian Investment Review’s Chief Investment Officer of the Year Award will be presented to a CIO that has demonstrated leadership when it comes to pension investing and made improvements to his or her organization’s investment process. This award will take a holistic view of success and consider environmental, social and governance factors when determining […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 18, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 11:38

The interest in environmental, social and governance investing has risen exponentially over the past 20 years, but ESG investing is still in its early stages, said Peter Lindley, president and chief executive officer of the OPSEU Pension Trust, when speaking at the Canadian Investment Review’s 2020 Global Investment Conference in September. “As a long-term investor, […]

OPTrust invests in environmental and waste management solutions company

The OPSEU Pension Trust is investing in Environmental 360 Solutions Inc., an environmental and waste management solutions company that serves municipalities and commercial customers. The strategic investment will be used to support the growth of the company, which currently operates in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia, through both organic initiatives and acquisitions. “We are very […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 23, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 07:41
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Whether it’s battling the challenges of plan maturity, increasing longevity, the changing nature of work or difficult financial markets, these so-called golden handcuffs are looking pretty dented in some cases. But the 10 years following the great financial crisis wasn’t all bad. Many public pension plans, as well as affiliated administrators and investment managers, have […]

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The coronavirus crisis is putting new stresses on businesses as they grapple with cash flow and business continuity, but even amid such uncertainty, some employers are still looking to join defined benefit plans. The Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan is continuing to see interest in its DBplus offering, with the coronavirus crisis […]

OPTrust Announces New Defined Benefit Pension Plan

'Select' will target employers that currently don’t have a DB plan.

Are Institutional Investors Done With Hedge Funds?

Canadian pension fund managers talk about their confidence level in the asset class.

  • By: Jann Lee
  • April 4, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 09:53