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Canadian corporate pension funds reported an average funding ratio of 117 per cent, while public pension funds reported an average of 116 per cent, according to a new report by Coalition Greenwich. The study, based on interviews more than 150 of the largest tax-exempt funds in Canada, found in 2023, these investors reported that, on average, six […]

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  • July 4, 2024 July 4, 2024
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The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is reporting an annual return of 7.5 per cent, or $17.4 billion, as at March 31, 2024, up from 3.5 per cent the previous fiscal year, according to its latest annual report. The report, which reflects the results from the investments of its six largest pension clients — the BC Hydro Pension […]

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  • June 28, 2024 June 28, 2024
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The United Nations’ Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance — an association of financial organizations that includes the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec — is incorporating intermediary environmental targets as it continues its push to net-zero emissions by 2050. In addition to the new environmental reporting targets for asset owners, the association’s guidance now includes […]


The Public Sector Pension Investment Board ended its fiscal year on March 31, 2024, generating a net return of 7.2 per cent, up from 4.4 per cent the previous fiscal year, according to its latest annual report. The investment organization held $264.9 billion in net assets under management, up 8.7 per cent from the end […]


The University Pension Plan generated a net return of 10.2 per cent in 2023, up from a 9.1 per cent loss in 2022, according to its latest annual report. As of Dec. 31, 2023, the investment organization’s net assets increased to $11.7 billion, up from $10.8 billion in 2022. It also reported a funded status […]

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  • June 12, 2024 June 12, 2024
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During a panel at the Canadian Investment Review’s 2024 Global Investment Conference in April, three key thought leaders representing defined benefit pension plan sponsors shared their views on investment trends and challenges in developed and emerging markets. Investing in emerging markets brings a slate of challenges for investors, said Jean-Christophe Lermusiaux, (pictured centre) managing director of […]


The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is selling more than US$1 billion worth of private equity funds to Ardian, a France-based independent private equity investment company, according to reporting by Bloomberg. Although it’s unclear which assets the BCI intends to sell, last June, Bloomberg also reported the investment manager was considering the sale of roughly $2 […]

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  • May 15, 2024 May 15, 2024
  • 15:00

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is making four key appointments to its executive team, effective immediately. The investment organization has appointed Stephen McLennan as chief investment officer of asset allocation and Gillian Brown as CIO of public and private investments, as well as Jonathan Hausman as chief strategy officer and Nick Jansa as executive managing director. Read: […]

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  • January 12, 2024 January 12, 2024
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The progression of bonds and frontier markets over the long term will be top of mind for institutional investors in the coming year, according to Andrew Forsyth, senior vice-president of institutional investment services at Franklin Templeton. Fixed income may be in the good graces of institutional investors again as higher bond yields lead the way […]


Nearly a third (32 per cent) of U.S. institutional investors say they plan to increase their private asset allocations over the next two years, primarily due to diversification benefits, lower volatility and the potential to garner higher returns than public markets, according to a new survey by Schroders. The survey, which polled more than 100 […]

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  • October 23, 2023 October 19, 2023
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