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Canadian pension funds are among the institutional investors participating in Climate Engagement Canada, a new initiative to promote a net-zero economy. The initiative, which is coordinated by several investor networks, is launching with 27 institutional investors that collectively manage more than $3 trillion in assets, according to a press release. The participating pension funds include […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 14, 2021 October 14, 2021
  • 09:00

When the University Pension Plan officially launched in July 2021, it did so with Barbara Zvan as its inaugural president and chief executive officer. Fresh from a 25-year career with the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, she was appointed by the UPP’s board of trustees in July 2020. While most of the foundational work had been […]

The University Pension Plan is appointing Aaron Bennett (pictured left) as its first chief investment officer. In his new role, Bennett will be responsible for establishing an innovative, risk-optimized investment strategy designed to offer retirement security to plan members and promote responsible investing, according to a press release. Read: UPP naming Christophe L’Ahelec director of external manager program […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 16, 2021 September 17, 2021
  • 10:30

The University Pension Plan has selected CIBC Mellon to provide asset servicing, investment operations and plan member services, including custody, institutional accounting, performance and analytics, risk, compliance and pension benefit payment services. The jointly sponsored pension plan, which was launched on July 1, currently covers employees at Queen’s University, the University of Guelph and the University of Toronto, with […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 27, 2021 July 26, 2021
  • 09:00

Representatives from eight of Canada’s largest pension funds — known as the Maple Eight — participated in the first meeting of the Sustainable Finance Action Council last week. On June 11, representatives of the Alberta Investment Management Corp., the British Columbia Investment Management Corp., the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, the Canada Pension […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 16, 2021 June 17, 2021
  • 09:00

For pension plans, consolidation can come with benefits. And around the world, funds are announcing they’re moving forward with plans to merge. In Canada, members of the United Steelworkers locals at the University of Toronto, University of Guelph and Queen’s University voted in June to create a jointly sponsored plan, with the goal of transferring […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 29, 2019 January 9, 2021
  • 09:25

Staff at Queen’s University, the University of Guelph, the University of Toronto and members of the United Steelworkers union have voted in favour of setting up a new multi-employer university plan. The University Pension Plan Ontario is proposed to be a jointly-sponsored plan including six labour groups, three staff unions and three faculty associations from the […]