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Rethinking investment performance attribution

As asset owners move away from silo-based investment decision making, their performance attribution systems also need to evolve. The Alberta Investment Management Corporation AimCo, the C$70 billion arm’s length investment manager for public sector assets in Alberta, Canada, has implemented a new performance attribution system based on how managers actually make their investment decisions.   […]

GTAA and institutional investment management

The $70 billion AIMCo uses global tactical asset allocation to help add return in excess of passive portfolios. This research piece details how it has used GTAA over the past few years, advising other funds that executing a successful GTAA requires developing world-class talent, systems, process and governance.   To access the paper click below […]
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Overseeing complexity with Rotman-ICPM

A week-long Board Effectiveness Program with peers from around the globe, including those from Canada’s HOOPP and Denmark’s ATP, has given AIMCo board member, Andrea Rosen, a new perspective on best practice. In a business environment where most people are working harder, multi-skilling, facing lower-than-necessary resourcing, staffing and margins, a week-long course could be viewed […]
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Alberta takes axe to investment culture

Since taking up the role of chief executive at the Alberta Investment Management Company, Leo De Bever has implemented a cultural change that has been both dramatic and fast – including halving the workforce and then tripling it. He spoke with Amanda White about how those changes have affected the investment mindset of the organisation. […]

AIMCo splits top job, beefs up investment team

The C$69 billion ($66 billion) Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) will split its chief executive and chief investment officer roles, with Leo de Bever retaining the chief executive position, while a search is underway for a new CIO. Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo), Leo de Bever, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Victorian Funds Management CorporationAsset Owner:Alberta […]
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Inside Ontario Teachers’ – VFMC foray into Birmingham Airport

Leo de Bever, one of the key decision-makers in a co-investment deal to buy almost half of Birmingham International Airport and now CEO of AIMCo, tells Simon Mumme about the future scope and necessary resources, relationships and disciplines required for co-investment deals. Asset Owner: Simon Mumme is the editor of Investment Magazine, the market leading […]
Investor Profile

Canada’s PSPP shifts focus to funding

One of Canada’s largest public pension plans has diverted its  immediate attention away from investments, and in particular new risk management tools, to solve its funding deficit issues. Amanda White spoke to PSPP’s plan board manager about their concerns. aimcoAsset Owner: White is responsible for the content across all Conexus Financial’s institutional media and events. […]