Pension Investments

Canada’s second-largest pension fund is “setting bold targets to shelter its portfolio against the impact of climate change,” writes Jacqueline Nelson for the Globe and Mail. The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec “is seeking more profitable investment opportunities and means to avoid assets it forecasts will be...

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Bloomberg reports it’s the first American-domiciled corporate retirement plan sponsor to enrol in a UN initiative familiar with Canadian public pension plans, the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) program. It means, writes John Sullivan for 401 (k) Specialist, that the firm will agree to abide by the...

An Australian lawmaker is holding up the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) as a model of how a single agency can manage the investments of the country’s superannuation funds. Peter Costello, a former Australian treasurer, is advocating for a further consolidation of the country’s “super funds,” writes Florence Chong for...

Australian-style retirement income targets may be coming to UK savers, writes Alex Warnakulasuriya for Pension Expert. That’s the suggestion of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association in a consultation paper. “In 2017, the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia set the lump sums required for a single...

Proposed legislation to beef up the pensions of retired American miners is proving to be a tricky bill to pass, writes Ben Wolfgang for the Washington Times. The bill, American Miners Pension Act, is “aimed at ensuring the pensions of 87,000 retired union miners — and another 20,000 who will retire in the coming...

The Great Recession of a decade ago prompted “the real estate investing team at Quebec’s public-sector pension manager” to notice “an interesting trend in its portfolio of holdings,” writes Janet McFarland for the Globe and Mail. The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec owned apartment buildings in New York, and...