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While artificial intelligence represents a new cornerstone for institutional investors’ operational tasks, corporate governance will be essential to ensure the risks are properly managed, according to Andrew Roth, deputy director of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. During a webinar hosted last week by the National Institute on Retirement Security, he detailed how the pension […]

A centralized trading approach forms the backbone of the recently revamped British Columbia Investment Management Corp., offering a more protective process for its stakeholders, according to Carmen Firmani, senior manager of client relations at the BCI, speaking during the Canadian Investment Review’s 2023 Risk Management Conference. She detailed the BCI’s transformation from a passive to a […]

In 2022, Xero sent out a global survey to all of its employees asking them to rank the most important components of its total rewards program, from time off to flexible working policies, salaries to employee benefits. The software company’s Canadian employees ranked health benefits as one of the most important aspects of total rewards. […]

In 2018, the British Columbia Investment Management Corp. adopted a centralized trading framework. The program, which brought together global derivatives and trading with almost $35 billion in equity assets, is managed by Samir Dhrolia, the BCI’s senior managing director of derivatives, trading and index portfolio management. Read: How InBenefits is aiming to prove the potential […]

Government-backed defined benefit pension plans are driving growth in the pension administration software sector, according to a new report by Marqual IT Solutions Ltd. The global pension administration software market is expected to grow from about US$4.88 billion in 2021 to US$8.6 billion by 2028. In 2021, roughly two-thirds (66.6 per cent) of all spending […]

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  • April 13, 2023 April 12, 2023
  • 12:30

The most important asset in the world is people’s personal information because every piece of data that we provide to the internet through social media or through interactions with pension funds and online banking are valuable information sources, said Darace Rose, co-founder and chief technology officer at Oppos Inc., during the Canadian Investment Review’s 2022 […]

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is appointing Charley Butler as its chief pension officer, effective Jan. 1, 2023. In the role, Butler will oversee the administration of pensions and report to Jo Taylor, president and chief executive officer of the Ontario Teachers’. She’ll succeed Tracy Abel, the chief operations officer who has been managing the […]

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  • December 20, 2022 December 21, 2022
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The University Pension Plan is appointing Brian Gill as its chief technology officer. In the new role, Gill will oversee the teams responsible for the UPP’s strategic initiatives, technology infrastructure, data analytics and business intelligence. He’ll also be involved in shaping the organization’s strategic and operational direction by providing input on a wide spectrum of […]

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  • November 17, 2022 November 17, 2022
  • 12:00

As the default funds in defined contribution plans evolve, two experts weigh in on the merits of more customized options. Olivia S. Mitchell, professor and director of the Pension Research Council at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania Although DC plan sponsors are legally responsible for selecting and overseeing the investment options offered […]

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A new strategic collaborative project between the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System and an artificial intelligence-oriented think tank is aiming to expand the use of AI software in the pension space. Through the partnership, which is expected to last for the next five years, the Toronto-based Vector Institute’s researchers will provide the OMERS’ staff with […]