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CAAT sees slight dip in funded status, lowers discount rate

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The Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan’s funding status dipped slightly in 2019, to 118 per cent on a going-concern basis from 120 ...

Pension funds set to increase private equity allocations: survey

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The majority (79 per cent) of pension fund and private equity professionals expect their passive private equity allocations to either stay the same or increase ...

HOOPP names veteran Jeff Wendling new president and CEO

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The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan’s board of trustees has named Jeff Wendling the new president and chief executive officer, effective April 1, 2020. Since joining ...

Caisse buys more shares of Indian solar company, CPPIB backs Spanish real-estate debt

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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is acquiring 717,701 additional shares of Azure Power Global Ltd., bringing its total holdings in the company to ...

CPPIB CEO bullish on oil despite price crash, emissions debate

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The chief executive officer of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board says Monday’s oil price crash and stock market selloff will hurt Canadian energy companies that ...

OPTrust returns 11.2% in 2019, lowers discount rate

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The OPSEU Pension Trust saw a strong 2019, ending the year with an 11.2 per cent net investment return and maintaining its fully funded status. The ...

Aon and Willis Towers Watson set to merge

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Aon and Willis Towers Watson are set to join forces in an all-stock deal for a combined implied value of about $80 billion. The new company will ...

DC pension plan members want to take risks, but lack knowledge

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Back in 1709, the poet Alexander Pope wrote that a little learning is a dangerous thing and a new study of defined contribution pension plan members finds this ...

Exploring aviation leasing as an asset class

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While pension funds may own traditional asset classes such as buildings, bridges or toll roads, aviation leasing is another asset class available to sophisticated investors. An ...

Canadian DB plan solvency drops off coronavirus scare: reports

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The solvency levels of Canadian defined benefit pension plans are down off the back of roiling equity and bond markets in the wake of the coronavirus ...

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