Pension Pulse

Leo Kolivakis is an independent senior economist and pension and investment analyst with years of experience working on the buy and sell-side. He has researched and invested in traditional and alternative asset classes at two of the largest public pension funds in Canada, the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (Caisse) and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments). He's also consulted the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada on the governance of the Federal Public Service Pension Plan (2007) and been invited to speak at the Standing Committee on Finance (2009) and the Senate Standing Committee on Banking, Commerce and Trade (2010) to discuss Canada's pension system.

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Naked Capitalism contributor: http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/author/leo-kolivakis Seeking Alpha (i’m not sure if these are aggregated articles or written specifically for seeking alpha) : http://seekingalpha.com/author/leo-kolivakis/articles#view=regular_articles

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CPPIB Gets 'Lucky' With Active Management?

The National Post published another hit piece from conservative commentator Andrew Coyne on how the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is lucky with active management, for now:In 2006, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board announced it ...

AIMCo Adds an AI AlphaLayer

On Monday, the Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) announced it has joined forces with AltaML to build artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) applications within the investment management space. The joint venture, know...

OMERS Becomes Shareholder in VTG

Yesterday, OMERS, the defined benefit pension plan for municipal employees in the Province of Ontario announced it will become a 25% indirect shareholder in VTG AG (“VTG”), the largest railcar leasing and rail logistics company in Europe:“We a...

PSP Investments Gains 7.1% in Fiscal 2019

Today, the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) announced its fiscal 2019 results:The Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) announced today that it ended its fiscal year March 31, 2019, with net assets under ma...

How HOOPP's Jim Keohane Beat the Crisis

Chris Butera of Chief Investment Officer wrote a very nice profile on HOOPP's CEO Jim Keohane and how he saved the plan from the Great Recession by noticing problems ahead of time:Jim Keohane, the outgoing president and chief executive officer of th...