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OPSEU Pension Trust (OPTRUST)

OPTrust invests and manages one of Canada’s largest pension funds and administers the OPSEU Pension Plan, a defined benefit plan with over 98,000 members and retirees. OPTrust was established to give plan members and the Government of Ontario an equal voice in the administration of the OPSEU Pension Plan and the management of the assets through joint trusteeship. OPTrust is governed by a 10-member Board of Trustees, five of whom are appointed by OPSEU and five by the Government of Ontario.

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Performance (%, 1YR)


Chief Executive

Peter Lindley

Chief Investment Officer

James Davis


Lindsey Burzese

Asset allocation

21.4% Liability Hedging

11.8% Public Equity

16.1% Private Equity

9.8% Credit

10.9% Multi-Strategy Investments

18.9% Real Estate

16.1% Infrastructure

1.9% Commodities

0.2% Other

11.3% Risk Mitigation Portfolio

-18.4% Funding Portfolio related articles
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