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On April 12-14, a group of defined benefit pension plan sponsors, asset managers and academics gathered at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler in British Columbia for the 2023 Global Investment Conference. Over the course of three days, presenters discussed whether the Canadian pension model remains fit for purpose in a period defined by central bank intervention, […]

“Investing in private markets comes with its fair share of challenges,” said Rémi Tétreault, director of client solutions at Trans-Canada Capital, during the Canadian Investment Review’s 2023 Global Investment Conference. “There’s operational complexity, capital calls and distributions. You’ve got the selection of the right general partners . . . and there’s the challenge of remaining […]

Housing affordability will be a challenge, particularly for newcomers to Canada — pushing more of that demographic into the rental market, said Aaron Pittman, head of institutional at Equiton, during the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2023 Global Investment Conference. With 20 per cent of the Canadian workforce expected to retire over the next 10 years and a […]

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is bracing for headwinds in the event of a recession, but says a wide range of investments makes it well-positioned for uncertain economic conditions. The CPPIB reported Wednesday it earned a net return of 1.3 per cent in its latest fiscal year as inflation and rising interest rates weighed on both […]

With group retirement plans aimed at helping members avoid risks and achieve their savings goals, defined contribution plan sponsors are uniquely positioned to step up and take a more active role in managing risk, said Christine van Staden, regional vice-president of group customer and national accounts business development at Canada Life, during Benefits Canada‘s 2023 […]

Canadian defined benefit pension plans generated a median return of 4.23 per cent for the first quarter of 2023, according to the BNY Mellon Canadian asset strategy view universe. Among traditional asset classes, global equities posted the strongest performance, with a quarterly median return of 7.32 per cent, while Canadian fixed income returns were the […]

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  • May 9, 2023 May 8, 2023
  • 09:00
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While a third (34 per cent) of U.S. defined contribution pension plan sponsors say they’re studying decumulation solutions and another 15 per cent are in the process of evaluating or implementing one more than a quarter (27 per cent) say decumulation isn’t a topic of interest or need, according to a new survey by consultancies […]

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  • May 3, 2023 May 3, 2023
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As countries seek to reach net-zero carbon emissions targets by 2050, demand for buildings to be retrofit to improve energy efficiency will more than double, according to a new report from the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan that highlights several aspects of its sustainable investment strategy. “The good news is that the expertise and technology required […]

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  • April 20, 2023 April 20, 2023
  • 12:30
Caisse, CPPIB, Ontario Teachers’ invest in insurance company

The Saskatchewan Healthcare Employees’ Pension Plan is appointing Colette Wagner as a senior investment analyst. In the new role, she’ll oversee the asset managers responsible for the SHEPP’s allocations to fixed income, public and private equities, infrastructure, real estate and opportunistic investment. In addition, she’ll ensure these approaches are aligned with the $9.7-billion pension fund’s […]

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  • April 11, 2023 April 11, 2023
  • 12:30

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is reporting an annual return of negative 3.4 per cent for 2022, citing declines in public equities and fixed income. The investment organization exceeded its benchmark by 1.8 per cent, with total client assets under management at $158 billion, according to a press release announcing its annual results. Read: AIMCo […]

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  • April 10, 2023 April 6, 2023
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