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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan’s Asian public equity portfolios will be managed by a high conviction equities group based in Toronto. “In considering the optimal model to invest at scale in global public equity markets, we recently made the decision to concentrate the active stock picking activities in our high conviction equities group under our […]

  • April 27, 2023 May 4, 2023
  • 12:30

The Ontario Pension Board is announcing its plans for managing the coming departures of two of its top executives — Mark Fuller, president and chief executive officer, and Peter Shena, executive vice-president and chief pension officer. Shena (pictured right) will be stepping down from his role at the end of 2023, while Fuller (pictured left) […]

  • April 24, 2023 April 24, 2023
  • 11:30

In 2018, the British Columbia Investment Management Corp. adopted a centralized trading framework. The program, which brought together global derivatives and trading with almost $35 billion in equity assets, is managed by Samir Dhrolia, the BCI’s senior managing director of derivatives, trading and index portfolio management. Read: How InBenefits is aiming to prove the potential […]

  • April 14, 2023 April 12, 2023
  • 08:53

The Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan is increasing the pension factor used in its calculation of defined benefit payments from its DBplus plan. For pensions earned after Jan. 1, 2025, members of the jointly sponsored pension plan will see annual payouts increase from 8.5 per cent of their total contributions per annum […]

  • March 28, 2023 March 28, 2023
  • 09:00

The OPSEU Pension Trust finished 2022 with net assets of $24.642 billion, down 2.2 per cent from the previous year, according to its latest annual results. “The most important thing is the funded status, which is at 100 per cent,” says Peter Lindley, president and chief executive officer of the OPTrust. “I think it’s quite […]

  • March 14, 2023 March 14, 2023
  • 13:00

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec generated average returns of negative 5.6 per cent in 2022. “The year 2022 provided an environment filled with several challenges, with spiking inflation, historic interest rate hikes by central banks and rising geopolitical tensions,” said Charles Emond, the Caisse’s president and chief executive officer, during a press briefing […]

  • February 23, 2023 February 23, 2023
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A bill that would give super-priority to defined benefit pension plan members during plan windups and insolvencies is likely to be passed by the senate because the pension sector hasn’t provided viable alternatives, says Mike Powell, president of the Canadian Federation of Pensioners. On Feb. 8, 2023, Powell delivered a presentation in support of Bill […]

  • February 16, 2023 February 15, 2023
  • 12:00

When Tye McAllister was in middle school, he received a life-changing gift from his father — The Wealthy Barber, a practical guide to financial planning by Canadian investor David Chilton. “Investing became a passion,” says McAllister, senior analyst of pension investments and treasury at ATCO Group of Companies. “I was always trying to pull together […]

  • February 10, 2023 February 9, 2023
  • 08:53

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 as Bill C-228, may actually diminish employers’ support for pensions,” says Graeme Hay (pictured), the PIAC’s new chair and chief investment officer at Manitoba’s Teachers’ Retirement Allowances Fund, referring to a […]

  • February 2, 2023 January 31, 2023
  • 12:00

The robots of the near-future won’t replace people, but will free them to focus on what they do best — empathizing, communicating and innovating, said Ken Goldberg, professor of engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, during the keynote session at the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2022 Investment Innovation Conference. “When [automated teller machines] first came […]

  • January 16, 2023 January 13, 2023
  • 07:59