The Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec and other pension fund managers have acknowledged or disclosed that they have invested around $100 million or more in Russia, mostly through publicly traded stocks.Christinne Muschi/Christinne Muschi/The Globe and The derussification of Canada’s largest public pension plans is nearly complete. The country’sRead More →

Money Saving Expert founder Martin Lewis explained how private workplace pension plans work and advised everyone to change their policy immediately for easy gains. Video loading Video unavailable The video will start automatically soon8to cancel play now Martin Lewis urges viewers to use pension search service A simple change meansRead More →

America’s largest private-sector pension plans fared so poorly last year that they earned barely half the amount of the traditional balanced portfolio of low-risk, low-fee stocks and bonds. So report international retirement consultants Milliman & Co. That says a lot about the typical performance of U.S. corporate pension plans thatRead More →

Market news Pension funds target road PPP projects Wednesday 08 December 2021 Zamara Group Chairman and CEO Sundeep Raichura speaks at the Panafric Hotel in Nairobi on October 18, 2018, during the Kenya Pension Fund Investment Consortium. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NMG By ELIZABETH KIVUVAMore from this author SummaryRead More →

Pension funds and other investors in general see private debt as an attractive alternative “for liquidity premiums” in Switzerland and beyond, Anna Demarmels, business development manager at IFM Investors Switzerland, told IPE. IFM – an asset management company owned by 23 Australian pension funds – operates a global infrastructure debtRead More →

Can green investment save the planet? A new newsletter course from The Globe explores climate-friendly investing. Register today. The COP26 summit in Glasgow put major institutional investors in the spotlight as financiers of both climate change and solutions to combat it. With assets exceeding $ 2 trillion, Canada’s largest pensionRead More →

While cryptocurrencies are not a common asset in pension plan portfolios, a nonprofit educational organization for pension fund managers and service providers based in Texas is keen to show plan sponsors how digital assets could become an essential part of their investment pools. At its annual summer educational forum heldRead More →

Pension funds are financial intermediaries that provide social insurance by providing income to policyholders after retirement. Often, they also provide death and disability benefits. Pension systems are important cornerstones of European household income during retirement. Pension funds also play a role in financial markets as institutional investors. For these reasons,Read More →

By Maiya Keidan and Nia Williams TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada’s biggest pension plan managers increased their investments in the country’s top oil sands companies in the first quarter of 2021, raising questions about the funds’ recent pledges to green their portfolios. The nation’s top five pension funds’ cumulative investment inRead More →

Forensic investigations reveal that gambling on expensive, high-risk and secretive alternatives … [+] Investments exposed pensions to significantly increased risk and reduced net returns. It’s time to stop the looting. getty Forensic investigations in Rhode Island, North Carolina, Kentucky and Ohio find gambling of 30% or more on high-cost, high-risk,Read More →

Agecroft Partners, the hedge fund advisory and marketing specialist, put a positive outlook on reinsurance-related investments, via insurance-related securities (ILS), saying large pension funds are increasingly looking for more in addition to entry points into this market.Don Steinbrugge, founder and CEO of Agecroft Partners, explained recently that large institutional investors,Read More →

Environmental organizers from across the country are converging in northern Minnesota to support Indigenous Water Protectors to stop construction of the Line 3 pipeline expansion. People across the country are protesting, sending letters and call to demand that President Biden stop construction of Line 3 just as he called forRead More →

The latest installment of the European Commission’s Sustainable Finance Action Plan went live last month, leaving pension funds in major EU jurisdictions uncertain about the precise meaning of the rules, according to research from the PEI. According to Morningstar, the SFDR (Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation) is an “essential element ofRead More →

Good pensions fund good infrastructure. Good infrastructure pays for good pensions. This crucial relationship is only noticed when they both go missing, as the United States, United Kingdom, and several other countries discover. Having largely dismantled the company defined-benefit pensions of yesteryear, they are now struggling to turn fragmented individualRead More →

As they continue their denunciation campaign, the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has revealed that the administrator of the Malawian pension money is a Kenyan company, which the organization suspects of corruption in the way they have been awarded. Trapence: We urge the Anti-Corruption Bureau to suspend contract award andRead More →

Bombay : Canadian pension funds are seeking to exploit the private debt space in India, where a prolonged credit crunch is hampering companies’ ability to raise funds from traditional lending sources. This includes Canada’s largest pension fund manager, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), which, according to a DecemberRead More →

The retreat conclaves that were held around the turn of the decade were instructive affairs for people like me. This was the pre-National Pension System (NPS) era. Participants, typically policymakers, think tanks, fund managers and annuity providers, reflected on pension plan design, regulation, ecosystem and global best practices. Time wasRead More →

Millions of Canadians have had their pension funds allocated in offshore funds – without being properly informed, according to a report released yesterday. Canadian news organization Radio-Canada conducted an investigation based on the Paradise Papers leak which says it discovered that millions of ordinary Canadians have an interest in moneyRead More →

When you invest for your retirement through products such as the National Pension System (NPS) or a retirement plan offered by life insurance companies, the construction of the product is such that at the end of the investment period – at your retirement – you take the accumulated corpus toRead More →

In recent years, traditional retirement plans, also called pension funds, have been gradually disappearing from the private sector. Today, public sector employees, such as civil servants, are the largest group with active and growing pension funds. This article explains how other traditional pension plans work. Key points to remember TraditionalRead More →

A superannuation plan is a retirement plan that requires an employer to make contributions to a pool of funds set aside for a worker’s future benefits. The fund pool is invested in the employee’s name, and earnings on the investments generate income for the retired worker. Pension fund assets mustRead More →

Four years before the financial collapse, Goldman Sachs executive George Herbert Walker IV had much to be thankful for. “I have been fortunate enough to be part of the leadership teams of US restructuring, European privatizations, global pension management and now investments in hedge funds and private equity,” he saidRead More →