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Large and small, pension plan sponsors are adopting in-house tools, partnering with technology research institutes or relying on investment managers for technological support with asset allocation, risk management and other aspects of investment management. The growing interest coincides with an increasingly complex investment, demographic and regulatory landscape. A 2020 Deloitte report on the importance of […]

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More than two-thirds (68 per cent) of global institutional investors say they plan to maintain allocations to private markets in line with current targets, despite the potential for rising interest rates to reduce the attractiveness of the highly-leveraged asset class, according to a new survey by State Street Corp. The survey, which polled 480 institutional […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 9, 2023 February 8, 2023
  • 09:00

In 2022, the University Pension Plan implemented a growth plan, investment strategy, climate action plan and administration system. In a note to the jointly sponsored defined benefit pension plan’s 37,000 members, Barbara Zvan, its president and chief executive officer, touted the achievements during the UPP’s first full calendar year as well as the plans for its second. […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 15, 2022 December 15, 2022
  • 12:00

In recent years, Canada’s largest pension plans have dramatically increased their allocations to private assets — and smaller plans’ sponsors are taking note. “Investors are confronting capital market expectations for the next 10 or 20 years that look somewhat more modest than what we’ve recently experienced. Many are beginning to pursue larger allocations to private […]

Canada’s Maple 8 — the country’s largest eight public pension plans that manage a total of about $2 trillion in assets — use similar governance structures to consistently deliver strong returns. Pension systems around the world are difficult to manage, said Sebastien Betermier, an associate professor of finance at the Desautels Faculty of Management at […]

The University Pension Plan is appointing Christophe L’Ahelec as head of public markets. L’Ahelec, who advised the UPP on the implementation of its investment activities in the months leading up to the plan’s launch in July, joined the organization as director of its external manager program. Previously, he was a senior principal at the Ontario Teachers’ Pension […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 19, 2022 April 21, 2022
  • 12:30

The future has arrived — it’s just not evenly distributed yet,” wrote science fiction author and futurist William Gibson. It’s a favourite quote for Chris Evdaimon, investment manager of private companies at the investment management firm Baillie Gifford. He likes it so much that, during his presentation at the 2021 Global Investment Conference, he used […]

BCI and partners’ real estate fund completes $805 million closing, PSP invests in insurance-linked strategy

A real estate fund created by the British Columbia Investment Management Corp., QuadReal Property Group and RBC Global Asset Management Inc. is receiving $805 million in equity commitments from Canadian institutional and individual investors. The second round, which closed on Oct. 30, 2020, exceeded subscription targets and comes on the heels of the initial closing […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 5, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 09:10
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The vast majority of investors (82 per cent) are satisfied with how their portfolios performed in the first half of 2020, despite some weak results in strategies such as emerging market debt and smart beta, according to a new study of 368 investors with combined assets of approximately US$11 trillion. Following the quickest equity market […]

  • By: Les Marton
  • August 18, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 07:43
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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan posted a net return of 10.4 per cent for 2019, bringing net assets to $207.4 billion. Its $20.2 billion in investment income represents an organizational best, said Jo Taylor, the pension fund’s president and chief executive officer, on a conference call Tuesday morning, outperforming the 2018 return of 2.5 per […]