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Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)

Established in 1960, the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) is a multi-employer defined benefit pension plan for Ontario’s hospital and community-based healthcare sector. HOOPP serve more than 400,000 members who provide valued healthcare services at more than 610 employers across the province.



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Chief Executive

Jeff Wendling

Chief Investment Officer

Michael Wissell


Adrian Foster

Asset allocation
To meet its promise, HOOPP’s pension investments are managed by an in-house team of investment professionals employing a Liability Driven Investing (LDI) approach. related articles
Asset Allocation

HOOPP and OPTrust: Funded status focus

Despite threats to pension funds’ funded status including the investment environment, plan maturity, longevity risk and low interest rates affecting the funding valuation, Canadian funds HOOPP and OPTrust celebrated healthy funded status in recent reports. looks at their approach.
Investor Profile

Is LDI fit for purpose?

An LDI approach, which included a large allocation to bonds and a lot of internal investment management, helped HOOPP survive the GFC and has served it well for the past 13 years. But now – with the COVID crisis and a very low interest rate environment – that approach is being revisited and the fund is looking to invest more in alpha generating assets, and external management.

Infra models under the spotlight

A nuanced environment for modelling cash flows and discount rates in infrastructure comes at a time when pension funds globally are looking to invest more heavily in the asset class. So what should investors be looking out for?
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