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While many of the investment strategies and resources at the disposal of the Maple 8 — Canada’s eight largest public pension plans that represent more than $2.1 trillion in assets under management — are out of reach for medium- and small-sized plan sponsors in the country, the path carved by the most sophisticated investment organizations […]

Chelsea Kittleson joined British Columbia’s Municipal Pension Plan at a time of change for the investment organization. The MPP’s executive director, who joined the plan sponsor in November 2023, has used her investment and operations background to implement and oversee a three-year strategic plan that includes long-term sustainable investment goals. Read: B.C. Municipal Pension Plan appointing […]

Caisse investing further in electric vehicle charging network

A majority (77 per cent) of Tesla Inc. shareholders voted in support of restoring the landmark US$44.9 billion all-stock pay package for chief executive officer Elon Musk, despite public calls against the compensation by a pension fund and a sovereign wealth fund, according to a report by the Associated Press. The shareholder vote, held at […]

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  • June 20, 2024 June 20, 2024
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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 average projected solvency ratio for Ontario defined benefit pension plans was 122 per cent as of March 31, 2024, up three per cent from Dec. 31, 2023, according to a new report by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario. It found 90 per cent of DB plans were projected to be fully funded […]

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  • June 17, 2024 June 13, 2024
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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing $500 million in National Bank of Canada to support its acquisition strategy for Canadian Western Bank. The acquisition deal is worth $5 billion and will give National Bank a presence in Western Canada. Following the Caisse’s investment in National Bank, it will become the second […]

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  • June 14, 2024 June 13, 2024
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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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On April 10-12, the Canadian Investment Review hosted a group of delegates, including defined benefit plan sponsors, asset managers and academics, in Alberta for the 2024 Global Investment Conference. The three-day conference kicked off with a deep dive into key geopolitical risks affecting international trade that will have reverberations in global and regional investment strategies. As well, […]

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  • June 10, 2024 June 6, 2024
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Institutional investors are navigating two massive innovations, namely artificial intelligence and artificial incretins, said Jennifer O’Hara Martin, global equity portfolio specialist at T. Rowe Price, during the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2024 Global Investment Conference in April. People tend to compare the current AI trend to the technology bubble of the 2000s and while its infrastructure is similar, […]

It’s the right time for institutional investors to commit allocations to the emerging markets asset class, said Andrew Ness, portfolio manager of emerging markets equity at Franklin Templeton Investments Ltd., during the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2024 Global Investment Conference in April. “We’re seeing an opportunity where the cyclical drivers are meeting the secular drivers of […]