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The University of Toronto Asset Management Corp. ended 2020 with pension and endowment returns of 11.7 per cent and 11.6 per cent, respectively. In a press release, the UTAM said while the pension return matched that of its benchmark reference portfolio, endowments underperformed by 0.2 per cent. However, it noted long-term performance of the portfolios […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 5, 2021 May 4, 2021
  • 09:00
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An insurance holding company backed by the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is making its inaugural transaction, valued at US$1 billion. Constellation Insurance Holdings Inc. will acquire Ohio National Mutual Holdings Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Ohio National Financial Services Inc., a deal that includes both member […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 25, 2021 April 24, 2021
  • 09:00
Learn more about the Sustainable Investing Award finalists

The Canadian Investment Review’s Sustainable Investing Award will be presented to a pension plan that has shown leadership and/or significant progress when it comes to incorporating sustainability into the investment process. This will consider sound practices related to environmental, social and governance matters across asset classes and can include considerations related to people management within […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 25, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 13:23
UTAM making progress toward goals on climate change

The University of Toronto Asset Management Corp. is making significant progress toward its goals on climate change, according to its fourth annual responsible investing report. In terms of its goal to reduce the carbon footprint of its pension and endowment portfolios by at least 40 per cent compared to 2017 levels by the end of 2030, […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 30, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 15:15

The Canadian Investment Review launched the first annual Pension Leadership Awards in 2020 to recognize and award leading plan sponsors across several categories who are on the leading edge of pension investments. Over the past few months, a panel of expert judges has reviewed the nominations. We are pleased to announce the finalists for this […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 14, 2020 October 14, 2020
  • 08:13
Canadian pension plans sign new investor statement on diversity and inclusion

Canadian institutional investors representing more than $2.3 trillion in assets under management have signed a new statement on diversity and inclusion. The list of signatories on the joint statement, which was coordinated by the Responsible Investment Association, includes the Alberta Investment Management Corp., Bâtirente, the British Columbia Investment Management Corp., the Caisse de dépôt et […]

  • October 1, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 08:32
UTAM included in ILPA’s ESG best practices compilation

The Institutional Limited Partners Association has included the University of Toronto Asset Management Corp. in its environmental, social and governance roadmap and resources compilation. “Comprised of best practices that limited partners can consider implementing to advance ESG efforts at their organizations, the roadmap promotes the sharing of initiatives and resources on a global basis,” the […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 30, 2020 November 11, 2020
  • 07:12

The University of Toronto Asset Management Corp. has earned a 13 per cent return on its pension portfolio for 2019, and a 12.9 per cent return on its endowment portfolio, net of all fees and expenses. While the 2019 results were strong, and beat the university’s target return of 6.2 per cent, they lagged the […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 27, 2020 December 13, 2020
  • 09:43
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When it comes to private markets, implementing target allocations is easier said than done. At the Canadian Investment Review’s Plan Sponsor Exchange conference in February, a panel featuring Julie Cays, chief investment officer at the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan; Sean Hewitt, chief executive officer at the Toronto Transit Commission Pension Fund […]

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At the beginning of September, Provident10, which oversees the administration and asset management for Newfoundland and Labrador’s Public Service Pension Plan, welcomed a new chief investment officer, Michel Malo. With $6.6 billion in invested assets as of year-end 2018, Provident10 is a fairly new entity. In December 2014, the province’s government and its five largest […]