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The OPSEU Pension Trust is appointing Ingrid Chingcuanco as its vice-president of pension administration transformation. In the new role, she’ll be responsible for leading the pension fund in a multi-year transformation of its pension administration system. “Ms. Chingcuanco’s top priority is to lead this critical initiative, designed to renew our technology and bring greater value […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 10, 2021 August 10, 2021
  • 13:30

With bond returns tied to interest rates, it’s no surprise Canadian pension funds are increasingly seeking other ways to boost fixed income yields. Canadian interest rates have been trending downward for the last 30 years, from a high of 10.3 per cent in 1990 to around 1.75 per cent in early 2020, according to the […]

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Despite adjustments to operations and investments during the coronavirus pandemic, Canada’s major pension plan leaders are maintaining a long-term view by looking ahead to a post-pandemic world. But we’re not out of the woods yet as Canada, and the rest of the world, are likely many months away from reaching herd immunity and thus life […]

The OPSEU Pension Trust ended 2020 with an 8.9 per cent net investment return and maintained its fully funded status. That was down from 2019 when it ended the year with an 11.2 per cent net investment return and maintaining its fully funded status. The plan’s assets grew to more than $23 billion, up from almost […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 16, 2021 April 25, 2021
  • 09:00

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 […]

Top 2020 Money Managers Report: Pension funds playing defence amid coronavirus crisis

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
OPTrust invests in eco-friendly waste management solutions company

The OPSEU Pension Trust is investing in Environmental 360 Solutions Inc., an eco-friendly waste management solutions company headquartered in Napanee, Ont. Furthering its commitment to responsible investing, the investment signals that environmental, social and governance factors remain a part of the pension fund’s long-term vision, noted a press release. “We are very pleased to announce our […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 22, 2020 October 22, 2020
  • 13:00