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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 […]

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
OPTrust’s sustainable investing evolution

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, […]

  • By: Yaelle Gang
  • October 28, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 08:19
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

The Canadian Investment Review launched the first annual Pension Leadership Awards in 2020 to recognize and award leading plan sponsors across several categories who are on the leading edge of pension investments. Over the past few months, a panel of expert judges has reviewed the nominations. We are pleased to announce the finalists for this […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 14, 2020 October 14, 2020
  • 08:13
Canadian pension plans sign new investor statement on diversity and inclusion

Canadian institutional investors representing more than $2.3 trillion in assets under management have signed a new statement on diversity and inclusion. The list of signatories on the joint statement, which was coordinated by the Responsible Investment Association, includes the Alberta Investment Management Corp., Bâtirente, the British Columbia Investment Management Corp., the Caisse de dépôt et […]

  • October 1, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 08:32

The Responsible Investment Association is creating a statement on diversity and inclusion and inviting Canadian institutional investors to sign on. The initial signatories of the statement, which is currently circulating, include the Alberta Investment Management Corp. the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, the OPSEU Pension Trust and the University of Toronto Asset Management among others. The RIA said investors have […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 17, 2020 November 17, 2020
  • 08:45
Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre introduces DB pension mid-pandemic

While many Canadians likely started the year worried about retirement savings as the markets were ravaged by the coronavirus fallout, some employers continued to introduce new savings offerings to help ensure their employees’ retirement security. In May 2020, the Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre officially joined the OPSEU Pension Trust’s OPTrust Select, offering its employees a defined benefit […]