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Pension super-priority bill, real return bond cancellation top priorities for PIAC in 2023: new chair

The Pension Investment Association of Canada is prioritizing the protection of employment-based pension coverage in 2023. “Our members are concerned that well-intentioned regulatory changes, such…

2022 IIC coverage: Investing in a time of quantitative tightening

“I’m starting to become a glass half full person. . . . I think that at least one of the two anchors of the 60/40…

2022 IIC coverage: Pension funds urged to leverage value, profitability model

Value and profitability are inextricably linked and, when they’re combined in a portfolio, institutional investors can garner a healthy premium, said Sunil Wahal, professor of…

Ontario Teachers’ backing auto insurance merger, pension plans leap on new BMO equity

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is providing an equity injection to help finance the acquisition of an automotive financing and insurance company. APCO Holdings, in…

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  • January 3, 2023 January 3, 2023
  • 13:45

Canadian DB pension plan solvency ratios up 10% in 2022: report

The average solvency ratio of Canadian defined benefit pension plans grew by 10 per cent in 2022, according to a new report by Mercer Canada.…

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  • January 3, 2023 January 3, 2023
  • 13:00

CPPIB investing in energy service provider, BCI backing aerospace acquisition

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is joining a funding round for an energy network service provider. The investment organization is investing about US$200 million…

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  • December 20, 2022 December 20, 2022
  • 12:30

Coverage of the 2022 Defined Benefit Investment Forum

If there was one message for defined benefit pension plan sponsor delegates at the 2022 Defined Benefit Investment Forum, it was that the fate of…

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  • December 19, 2022 December 16, 2022
  • 08:01

2022 DBIF coverage: 2023 market insights and DB plan portfolio positioning

Consensus expectations for U.S. inflation and interest rates in 2023 are overly optimistic, said Robert Forsyth, head of SPDR exchange-traded funds strategy and research at…

Prospect of global economic slowdown tops list of institutional investor concerns: survey

The possibility of a global economic slowdown is of greater concern to global institutional investors than rising inflation, according to a new survey from the…

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  • December 8, 2022 December 7, 2022
  • 12:00

AIMCo-financed carbon emissions down 9% in 2021

The Alberta Investment Management Corp.’s total financed carbon dioxide emissions fell nine per cent in 2021, according to its annual climate disclosure. According to figures…

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  • December 6, 2022 December 6, 2022
  • 12:00

Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on the potential impacts of a pension super-priority bill was the most-read story on over the last week. Here are the five most…

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  • December 2, 2022 December 1, 2022
  • 09:00

PSP acquiring Australian vineyards, OMERS selling majority stake in calibration company

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is acquiring a portfolio of vineyards in Australia. According to the terms of the deal reached with Casella Family Brands, the…

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  • December 1, 2022 December 2, 2022
  • 12:00

BoC efforts to cool inflation attracting long-term institutional investors: expert

Despite concerns about global economic headwinds, the Bank of Canada’s successful efforts to curb inflation is capturing the attention of institutional investors, says Kathrin Forrest,…