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Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System (OMERS)

For almost 60 years, OMERS has served as the steward and guardian of the retirement income of more than half a million active, deferred and retired municipal employees from communities across Ontario. OMERS has a world-class team of investors and professionals across offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia and is one of the largest defined benefit pension plans in Canada.





Performance (%, 1YR)


Chief Executive

Blake Hutcheson

Chief Investment Officer

Ralph Berg


George Cooke

Asset allocation
Asset allocation adds to above 100% due to leverage

7% Bonds

18% Credit

24% Public Equities

18% Private Equity

21% Infrastructure

17% Real Estate

-5% Cash & Funding related articles

Back to the future: investors concerns in 2008 resonate today

This issue marks the 400th edition of,  which looks at the strategies and views of the world’s largest asset owners. So what were the concerns and opportunities of investors six years ago, and what are they now?   Since its launch in 2008, the journalists at have written more than 2,000 stories on […]
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PIP in to infrastructure

A swathe of UK pension funds is poised to increase its exposure to infrastructure. In a small start, which enthusiasts believe will quickly grow, the Pension Infrastructure Platform (PIP) will launch as a fund in January 2013, targeting £2 billion ($3.24 billion) worth of projects with the backing of around 10 UK pension funds. The […]
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In-house not for
every house: WSIB

While the trend for most large institutional investors is to insource asset management, the $85-billion Washington State Investment Board (WSIB) has decided to take a different path. Much-cited CEM Benchmarking research shows that funds with internal-management platforms are better performers after cost, and this is largely driven by the lower costs of internal management. Many […]
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