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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CalPERS' $80 Billion Leverage Plan?

John Plender and Peter Smith of the Financial Times report that CalPERS aims to juice returns via $80bn leverage plan:Calpers is to move deeper into private equity and private debt by adopting a bold leverage strategy that the $395bn Californian pu...

The Easiest Game You'll Ever Play?

Fred Imbert and Eustance Huang of CNBC report the Dow rises more than 400 points, but Wall Street clinches biggest weekly loss since March:Stocks rose on Friday in volatile trading as traders tried to regain some of the sharp losses from the previo...

OMERS 2020 Webcast Annual Meeting

On April 8, OMERS hosted its 2020 Annual Meeting, held entirely through webcast. Over 600 members logged in to watch, which was by far the largest virtual audience we’ve ever had. The Chair of the OAC Board, George Cooke was the Master of Ceremon...

Defensive Strategies Help CNID and ATRF

Martha Porado of Benefits Canada reports on how defensive strategies played out for CN's pension and ATRF as markets crashed:When the coronavirus pushed equity markets off a cliff, Canadian defined benefit pension plans had to mobilize to address a ...

Reverse Alberta's Public Pension Changes?

Janet French of CBC News reports that an opposition bill seeks to reverse public sector pension changes in Alberta:An Opposition MLA is attempting to reverse changes the Alberta government made last year to the control of several public sector pensi...