Keyword: public pension plans

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Canada’s retirement system ranked 9th in the world

Canada’s retirement system jumped one spot to ninth place in Melbourne Mercer’s annual global pension index. Comparing 37 global retirement systems, the report found the Canadian system showed improvement partly due to the growth in assets under the Canada Pension Plan and the Quebec Pension Plan. It also demonstrated a link between the increasing household debt in developed and […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 22, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 09:30
PSP, Alberta Teachers’ to buy Canadian natural gas and renewables company

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board and the Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund Board are acquiring all issued and outstanding common shares of AltaGas Canada Inc. The Canadian company holds natural gas distribution utilities, as well as renewable power generation assets. In the transaction, the cash offering of $33.50 per common share is an approximate 31 per cent premium on AltaGas’ closing […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 21, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 16:00
What drives U.S. state-sponsored pension plans to take bigger risks?

What effect do low interest rates really have on how pension funds invest and what are the long-term consequences? When plan sponsors are underfunded, they have a few set options, according to a new paper by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. For a state-sponsored plan, the choice of whether to take on assets with higher […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 24, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 08:30
Let’s Hear It for the Maple Revolutionaries

The Economist: Canadian pension funds as leading lights.

  • March 5, 2012 September 13, 2019
  • 18:04
Returns: Where in the World?

Where on earth are US pension managers going to find 8.5% returns?

  • November 14, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 10:36