PSP Investments generates 7.2% annual return, net assets increase to $264.9BN
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by bmcgovern
2d ago
The Public Sector Pension Investment Board ended its fiscal year on March 31, 2024, generating a net return of 7.2 per cent, up from 4.4 per cent the previous fiscal year, according to its latest annual report. The investment organization held $264.9 billion in net assets under management, up 8.7 per cent from the end […] The post PSP Investments generates 7.2% annual return, net assets increase to $264.9BN appeared first on Benefits Canada.com ..read more
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Ontario DB pension plans’ average solvency ratio increases to 122% in Q1 2024: FSRA
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by bmcgovern
2d ago
The average projected solvency ratio for Ontario defined benefit pension plans was 122 per cent as of March 31, 2024, up three per cent from Dec. 31, 2023, according to a new report by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario. It found 90 per cent of DB plans were projected to be fully funded […] The post Ontario DB pension plans’ average solvency ratio increases to 122% in Q1 2024: FSRA appeared first on Benefits Canada.com ..read more
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week
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by lbailey
5d ago
An article detailing a stark increase in the use of obesity medications among Canadian employer-sponsored benefits plan members was the most-read article on BenefitsCanada.com this week. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension and investment stories of the past week: 1. Claims for obesity drugs increased 42% in 2023, 92% since 2020: report 2. How […] The post Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week appeared first on Benefits Canada.com ..read more
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CIA calling on financial organizations to include effects of climate change in risk projections
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by bmcgovern
6d ago
Unique natural events caused by the effects of climate change need to be considered in a financial organization’s risk analysis, according to a new report by the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. The report examined work and recommendations of the task force on climate-related financial disclosures on climate risk frameworks for the Canadian financial sector. It […] The post CIA calling on financial organizations to include effects of climate change in risk projections appeared first on Benefits Canada.com ..read more
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UPP generates net return of 10.2% in 2023, net assets increase to $11.7BN
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by bmcgovern
1w ago
The University Pension Plan generated a net return of 10.2 per cent in 2023, up from a 9.1 per cent loss in 2022, according to its latest annual report. As of Dec. 31, 2023, the investment organization’s net assets increased to $11.7 billion, up from $10.8 billion in 2022. It also reported a funded status […] The post UPP generates net return of 10.2% in 2023, net assets increase to $11.7BN appeared first on Benefits Canada.com ..read more
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Medicus Pension Plan reports 158% funded status at start of 2024
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by bmcgovern
1w ago
The Medicus Pension Plan, a defined benefit multi-employer pension plan designed exclusively for incorporated physicians in Canada, reported a funded status of 158 per cent on a going-concern basis and a 115 per cent funded status on a solvency basis as of Jan. 1, 2024. The plan, which launched in May 2023, is designed to […] The post Medicus Pension Plan reports 158% funded status at start of 2024 appeared first on Benefits Canada.com ..read more
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Infrastructure investments at the centre of energy transition roadmap: report
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by bmcgovern
1w ago
Institutional investors are at the forefront of an infrastructure overhaul expected to be worth more than $100 trillion, which will be crucial for global energy transition plans, according to a report by IFM Investors. It found over the next three decades, investments in infrastructure equity funding for renewable energy and climate change adaption methods will […] The post Infrastructure investments at the centre of energy transition roadmap: report appeared first on Benefits Canada.com ..read more
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Coverage of the 2024 Global Investment Conference
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by bwolfe
1w ago
On April 10-12, the Canadian Investment Review hosted a group of delegates, including defined benefit plan sponsors, asset managers and academics, in Alberta for the 2024 Global Investment Conference. The three-day conference kicked off with a deep dive into key geopolitical risks affecting international trade that will have reverberations in global and regional investment strategies. As well, […] The post Coverage of the 2024 Global Investment Conference appeared first on Benefits Canada.com ..read more
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2024 Global Investment Conference: Global energy interests posing challenges to institutional investors’ net-zero targets
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by bmcgovern
1w ago
Global powerhouses China and India will continue to heavily bet in oil and gas opportunities due to projected demand, despite the global push for green energy, said John Sitilides, senior fellow for national security at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, during the keynote session at the Canadian Investment Review’s 2024 Global Investment Conference in April. […] The post 2024 Global Investment Conference: Global energy interests posing challenges to institutional investors’ net-zero targets appeared first on Benefits Canada.com ..read more
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2024 Global Investment Conference: How the risk-return proposition can help portfolios perform well in a variety of market conditions
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by lbailey
1w ago
It’s important for institutional investors to view risk mitigation as a way to improve the risk-return proposition and not as a way to express a bearish view on markets, said Rémi Tétreault, associate vice-president at Trans-Canada Capital, during the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2024 Global Investment Conference in April. “It’s about performing well in a wide […] The post 2024 Global Investment Conference: How the risk-return proposition can help portfolios perform well in a variety of market conditions appeared first on Benefits Canada.com ..read more
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