With C$205 billion ($160 billion) in assets, OTPP is the largest single-profession pension plan in Canada. It is an independent organisation that invests the pension fund’s assets and administers the pensions of 329,000 active and retired teachers in Ontario. OTPP employs more than 1200 employees at the head office in Toronto and investment offices in London, Hong Kong and New York. More than 1500 people work at its real estate subsidiary Cadillac Fairview.
The Global Pension Transparency Benchmark revealed the need for much improved transparency among pension fund public disclosures across the globe. But there were some notable best practice examples among pension funds globally. So who were they?
Amanda WhiteFebruary 18, 2021
Ontario Teachers' has launched its plan to reach net-zero portfolio emissions by 2050, the culmination of a decade of work by the fund in addressing climate change. Amanda White looks at the fund’s climate journey, which has significant lessons for other funds looking to move to net zero.
Three investors reflect on the what lies ahead highlighting a buoyant 2021 but challenges beyond. Their suggestions include allocations to real assets and diversifying out of traditional fixed income as they navigate portfolio construction considerations in a new investment paradigm.
The gender gap in modern day companies begins in the preferences of CEOs developed during their own seminal years and produces significant real effects including reduced productivity and company performance according to a new academic study. It gives institutional investors another lever for managing bias, and monitoring company performance.
Amanda WhiteDecember 12, 2019
Just as some of the world’s largest pensions funds sell down their fixed income holdings in favour of equities and private assets, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has been buying more in 2019 as it seeks to rebalance the portfolio in the event of an economic downturn.
Sarah JonesOctober 15, 2019
There has been widespread adoption and more board engagement since the launch of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures recommendations in 2017 but more work is needed to get a uniform and comparable approach to climate change disclosure across the investment community.
Sarah JonesSeptember 27, 2019