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Paid sick days for employees continues to be a hot topic as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, with the top two stories over the past week focusing on legislation that’s tackling the issue at the federal and provincial levels. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. B.C. giving workers five paid sick […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 3, 2021 December 3, 2021
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The University Pension Plan is appointing Omo Akintan as chief people officer, effective February 2022. Prior to joining the UPP, Akintan was the chief people officer at the City of Toronto since January 2019. She was also the City’s acting director of equity, diversity and human rights division from 2017 to 2018. Before that, she […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 29, 2021 November 29, 2021
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The newly minted University Pension Plan is tackling environmental, social and governance issues head on by partnering with the 30% Club, Canadian Coalition for Good Governance and Shareholder Association for Research and Education. Read: University Pension Plan launches multi-employer DB pension plan Joining the 30% Club will help the UPP make greater representation of women on […]

The University Pension Plan is launching its jointly sponsored pension plan, providing management services to the Queen’s University, the University of Guelph and the University of Toronto. The plan, which was established on Jan. 1, 2020, officially launched on July 1, 2021. The UPP is a new jointly sponsored pension plan designed to enhance the long-term sustainability […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 2, 2021 July 2, 2021
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Employees at two Canadian pension plans are being recognized for their responsible investment achievements. The British High Commission and the Canada Climate Law Initiative named Barbara Zvan, inaugural president and chief executive officer of the University Pension Plan, and Kim Thomassin, executive vice-president and head of investments in Quebec and stewardship investing at the Caisse […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 7, 2021 May 7, 2021
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Real estate, a long-time stable, returns-generating asset class for pension plans, may no longer be as solid due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. “A pretty traditional asset class for pension plans may have been in office and retail, but one of the changes that’s happened is [the move to] remote working,” said Barbara […]

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Whether it’s battling the challenges of plan maturity, increasing longevity, the changing nature of work or difficult financial markets, these so-called golden handcuffs are looking pretty dented in some cases. But the 10 years following the great financial crisis wasn’t all bad. Many public pension plans, as well as affiliated administrators and investment managers, have […]