In July 2017, IMCO began to manage about C$60 billion ($47 billion) in assets on behalf of its clients, becoming the ninth-largest institutional fund in Canada. Investments are allocated across equities (40 per cent), fixed income and money market (22 per cent), real estate (17 per cent), diversified markets (7 per cent), infrastructure (6 per cent), absolute return (5 per cent), private equity and private debt. IMCO also uses tactical asset allocation to create value and manage risks.
Innovation is more important than ever given the uncertain and ambiguous times that lie ahead for institutional investors like climate change, political dysfunction and poor returns. “Returns can only come from an ecosystem that works and we need innovation to do this,” said Roger Urwin, global head of investment content, Willis Towers Watson speaking at the Fiduciary Investors Symposium at Cambridge University.
Sarah RundellApril 10, 2019
The C$60 billion ($48 billion) Investment Management Corporation of Ontario, the latest kid on the block in Canada’s pension scene, is planning its asset allocation 2.0, which will involve more private and direct investments, more internalisation and lower costs. Amanda White spoke to chief executive Bert Clark and chief investment officer Jean Michel.
Amanda WhiteNovember 8, 2018
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 […]
Amanda WhiteSeptember 12, 2012
CalPERS plans to move $1 billion of its externally-managed international fixed income portfolio in-house in the next 12 months, but it will require board approval to do so. CalPERS, fixed income, in house managementAsset Owner: White is responsible for the content across all Conexus Financial’s institutional media and events. In addition to being the editor […]
Amanda WhiteNovember 16, 2011
The natural disaster in Japan, that has tragically killed more than 3,000 people, caused millions of dollars damage and thrown the Middle East off the front pages, could also mark a pivotal moment in investments, with markets back to being triggered by macro concerns. Government Pension Investment Fund of Japan, GPIF, Japan disaster macro concerns, […]
Amanda WhiteMarch 16, 2011