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Quebec mulls shared-risk structure for municipal pension plans

Quebec mulls shared-risk structure for municipal pension plans

Quebec municipal defined benefit plans could change to a shared-risk structure from a final-salary pension framework under legislation to be considered by the province's National Assembly next month.

September 29, 2014
Canada offers lessons for CalPERS, other U.S. funds

Canada offers lessons for CalPERS, other U.S. funds

I was a member of a task force created in the late 1980s by the government of Ontario to recommend how the province's public-sector pension plans might be restructured for better performance.

September 29, 2014
Woman behind new Ontario pension plan getting a lot of help

Woman behind new Ontario pension plan getting a lot of help

The woman overseeing Ontario's creation of a supplemental pension plan might not have direct pension fund experience, but the committee she oversees is packed with it, allowing her to do what she...

September 29, 2014

U.K. firm looks to change unfortunate moniker

U.K. private equity firm ISIS Equity Partners is changing its name because of world events.

September 29, 2014
Blackstone helps honor the fallen from World War I

Blackstone helps honor the fallen from World War I

Executives in The Blackstone Group's London office earlier this month helped plant ceramic poppies as part of an art installation commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of Britain's...

September 29, 2014

D.C. Retirement Board earmarks for private equity, energy, real estate

District of Columbia Retirement Board, Washington, agreed to commit a total of up to $85 million to private equity, energy and real estate

September 26, 2014 | 01:26 pm
U.S. vs. European equity performance

U.S. vs. European equity performance

Despite losing seven of the last nine Ryder Cups going back to 1995, U.S. fans can take some solace in the fact their equity markets have outperformed European counterparts over the last decade and a ...

September 26, 2014 | 03:06 pm

CalPERS pledges to disclose carbon footprint in investment portfolio

CalPERS on Thursday became one of the initial signatories to a new global carbon pledge, committing to measure and publicly disclose the carbon footprint of its investment portfolio.

September 25, 2014 | 04:15 pm

Ontario Public Service Pension Plan rides global equity returns in 2013

Ontario Public Service Pension Plan rode strong equity gains to boost its overall assets to C$21 billion (US$18.9 billion) in 2013.

September 25, 2014 | 04:29 pm

ERAFP puts carbon dioxide emissions filter on eurozone equity portfolio

L'etablissement de Retraite Additionnelle de La Fonction Publique added a decarbonization filter to a €750 million ($955 million) passive eurozone large-cap equity portfolio managed by Amundi...

September 25, 2014 | 02:28 pm

AustralianSuper plans investment hiring spree

AustralianSuper, Melbourne, will expand its investment team by as much as 40% over the next 12 months, including hiring as many as 10 global equities managers.

September 25, 2014 | 01:14 pm

Aviva Investors names new Asia-Pacific CEO/CIO

Kevin Talbot was appointed CEO and chief investment officer for the Asia-Pacific region at Aviva Investors on Thursday.

September 25, 2014 | 10:59 am

Saskatchewan agency looking for firm to provide daily valuation of DC options

Saskatchewan Public Employees Benefits Agency issued an RFP for a firm to review the daily unit valuation of investment options in the province's public defined contribution plan, the C$6.5 billion...

September 24, 2014 | 02:19 pm

Amundi chooses managing director for new Bangkok subsidiary

Prapatpong Weeramon has been appointed managing director of Amundi Group’s new wholly owned subsidiary in Bangkok, Amundi Mutual Fund Brokerage Securities (Thailand).

September 24, 2014 | 10:45 am

BlackRock names head of consultant relations team for Asia ex-Japan

Steven Rust, a director on BlackRock’s global consultant relations team, was appointed the team’s head for Asia ex-Japan.

September 24, 2014 | 03:11 am