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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 Canada Pension Plan Investment Board plans to nearly double the size of its credit holdings over the next five years, according to reporting by Bloomberg. Andrew Edgell, the CPPIB’s global head of credit investments, said the fund expects to have more than $115 billion in credit assets by 2029, compared with about $62 billion […]

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  • May 14, 2024 May 13, 2024
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The Alberta Investment Management Corp.’s total fund generated a net return of 6.9 per cent in 2023, 1.8 percentage points below its 8.7 per cent benchmark. As of Dec. 31, 2023, the AIMCo’s total assets under management were $160.6 billion, compared  to $158 billion in 2022. Its balanced fund generated a net return of eight per […]

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  • April 22, 2024 April 23, 2024
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The California Public Employees’ Retirement System is increasing its investments in private market assets to maximize returns from its highest-performing asset classes. The pension fund said it’s increasing its private market allocations from 33 per cent to 40 per cent, according to a press release, which noted CalPERS is increasing private equity allocations from 13 […]

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  • March 22, 2024 March 20, 2024
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While the growing demand for private credit will require additional disclosure by institutional investors, it’s yet to be seen whether it will resemble similar restrictions placed on traditional lenders such as banks, says Shane Terrillon, an investment consultant at Aon. “Private credit being able to step in and help diversify financing solutions more broadly is […]

Two-fifths (40 per cent) of institutional investors say they plan to increase allocations to private debt investments over the next three years, according to a new survey by Coalition Greenwich. The survey, which polled more than 100 large U.S. and Canadian institutional investors with US$500 million to $50 billion in assets under management, found roughly […]

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  • January 29, 2024 February 1, 2024
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As banks continue to pull back on lending, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, the Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System and the OPSEU Pension Trust are increasing their exposure to private credit, according to reporting by Reuters. The CPPIB, which manages $576 billion, said it will double its overall credit […]

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  • January 29, 2024 February 1, 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 […]

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About half (51 per cent) of global institutional investors believe a recession is inevitable, a sentiment that runs strongest in the U.K. (67 per cent) and North America (62 per cent), according to Natixis Investment Managers’ 2024 outlook survey. The survey, which polled 500 institutional investors in 27 countries, also found among those expecting a […]

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  • December 7, 2023 December 6, 2023
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