Paul Traynor says UK schemes can learn a lot from the overseas experience of scheme consolidation
Major pension funds and asset managers have voted against the re-election of Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley and chairman Keith Hellawell at the company's annual general meeting on 7 September.
PP looks at the Ontario Teachers' approach to private equity
Pension funds can change the face of modern capitalism if their investment and governance structures are fundamentally redesigned.
CANADA/US - Teachers' Private Capital, a unit of the C$107.5bn ($106.4bn) Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, and the $37.3bn Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois have made equity investments to finance company NXT Capital.
CANADA/US - The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan has completed its acquisition of a majority stake in Flexera Software.
CANADA - The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP) has signed up to the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment Initiative (PRI).
Despite delivering strong investment returns during 2010 the C$107bn ($112.6bn) Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan continues to face a C$17.2bn funding shortfall. Helen Morrissey speaks to OTPP's president and CEO Jim Leech about how the plan is addressing...
CANADA - Canadian private pension funds have hit a "tipping point" with more than half converting defined benefit plans to defined contributions for current or future employees, a Towers Watson survey found.
CANADA - The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan added C$13.3bn ($13.9bn) in investment income in 2010, the highest in its history, but continues to face severe funding woes.
RBC completes BlueBay acquisition; State Street custody hire, Canada's OTPP invests in renewables
CANADA - BTG Pactual has sold a $1.8bn stake to a group of international investors including the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP).
CANADA/US - An investor group including the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP) is set to acquire IT solutions provider SonicWALL in a US$717m deal.
AUSTRALIA/CANADA - CP2 Ltd., Transurban Group's biggest shareholder, said it intends to hold onto its stake in the Australian toll-road operator and will push for boardroom changes after a bid to buy the company with two Canadian pension funds was rejected....
CANADA - The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP) is facing a C$17.1bn (US$17.04bn) funding shortfall despite outperforming its benchmark and generating a 13% return in 2009.
CANADA - A consortium led by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP) has bought US aluminium container manufacturer Exal Group.
CANADA/UK - The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP) has agreed to buy the operator of the UK National Lottery, Camelot, for an estimated £389m (US$577.7m).
AUSTRALIA/CANADA - Australian pension reserve fund Future Fund has terminated discussions with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP) regarding their proposal to acquire Transurban Group.
Helen Morrissey speaks to Jim Leech, chief executive officer of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan about changes in asset allocation and how the fund is preparing for the future
CANADA - The C$87.4bn (US$81.8bn) Ontario Teachers Pension Plan (OTPP) will acquire an additional 35.5% stake in UK-based Bristol International Airport (BIA) in a deal with Macquarie Airports.
CANADA - The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan has acquired CTVglobemedia's remaining 7.7% stake in Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE), owner of several sports franchises including hockey league Toronto Maple Leafs.