With C$171.3 billion ($131 billion) of managed assets, BCI provides investment management services to British Columbia’s public sector. Our role is to generate investment returns that will help our institutional clients build a financially secure future. With our global outlook, we seek investment opportunities that will meet our clients’ risk and return requirements over time. This compels us to integrate long-term environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters into our investment decisions and activities. We offer investment options across a range of asset classes: fixed income; public and private equity; infrastructure and renewable resources; and real estate and mortgage.
Panellists discuss the possible impact of corporate failures on European banks coming out of the pandemic, and note central banks juggling act around digital currencies; unable to halt their arrival but still having to marshall progress and ensure the technology doesn’t weaken financial stability. The session examined the structural trends in the financial sector that have been entire amplified or altered by the COVID crisis.
Stefan Dunatov, head of investment strategy and risk at Canada’s $170 billion British Columbia Investment Management, says long term investors should forget about diversification at the strategic level and instead focus on buying growth beta assets.
Sarah JonesDecember 5, 2019
Institutional investors are navigating the different risks that can impact their portfolios in different ways, explained chief risk offers speaking at the Fiduciary Investors Symposium in Cambridge. Arjen Pasma, chief risk officer at Dutch asset manager PGGM noted how risks span investment risk, counterparty risk, liquidity risk and ESG risk. Measuring ESG risk in the manager’s large allocation to private markets where each deal is scored on ESG and climate risk is particularly important, he said.
Sarah RundellApril 10, 2019
As British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCIMC) moves towards its target of having 30 per cent of its portfolio exposed to real assets, it is seeking collaborative opportunities with similar large institutional investors. The investment manager is on the lookout for other like-minded investors and has already made significant co-investments in recent years. This year […]
SAM RILEYSeptember 5, 2012
On the first page of the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCIMC) annual report is a flow chart titled “complexity and connections”, outlining how the Japanese earthquake and subsequent tsunami and nuclear disaster sent shock waves through the global economy. Understanding complexity and both the risks and potential opportunities that can arise from an increasingly […]
SAM RILEYSeptember 5, 2012
Timber is increasingly attractive for institutional investors as part of an alternatives exposure, with benefits including diversification and inflation-hedging. To date most of the investments have been in the US, but a new report predicts this will move to emerging countries including those in Asia, with consultants advising investors spread their timber exposures to capture […]
SAM RILEYJune 15, 2011