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Ontario Government Names Don Wilkinson to OPTrust Board

July 14, 2017

Ontario Government Names Don Wilkinson to OPTrust Board

Don Wilkinson was appointed to the Board of Trustees in June 2017 by the Government of Ontario.

Mr. Wilkinson brings over 30 years of public accounting experience providing assurance and advisory services to Canada’s largest pension funds, institutional investors, telecommunications, and real estate companies.

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July 7, 2017

OPTrust makes strategic investment in James Evans & Associates Ltd.

OPTrust today announced a strategic investment in James Evans & Associates (JEA) Ltd., a leading provider of pension administration services in Canada and the U.S., and one of the pension plan's long-standing service providers.

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June 13, 2017

OPTrust President and CEO Hugh O’Reilly joins the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance Board of Directors

OPTrust President and CEO Hugh O’Reilly has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG).

The CCGG promotes good governance practices within Canadian public companies and works to ensure that the regulatory environment aligns in the best interests of long-term shareholders. They play a critical advocacy role in Canada and around the world by commenting on proposed regulatory changes.

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June 7, 2017

OPTrust internalizes public market assets

Today marks a major step towards OPTrust’s plan to internalize public market asset management of approximately 40 to 50 per cent of the fund’s $19 billion in assets over time with the launch of its in-house trading floor and its first internal trade.

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May 5, 2017

Update: Changes to Post-Retirement Insured Benefits

In November 2016, the Government of Ontario announced changes to its post-retirement insured benefits (PRB ) provided to eligible retirees of the OPSEU Pension Plan. The changes that came into effect on January 1, 2017 include the introduction of a 50/50 cost sharing model for the existing PRB plan (the Legacy Plan) and a new alternative PRB plan (the Retiree-Focused Plan), valued at half the cost of the Legacy Plan. These changes will impact eligible members who retire and start their pension on or after January 1, 2017, but will not affect eligible retirees who started receiving their pension before that date.

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Climate Change report

May 3, 2017

Climate Change: Delivering on Disclosure Shortlisted for Innovation & Industry Leadership Award

Responsible Investor shortlisted OPTrust’s position paper Climate Change: Delivering on Disclosure for its new global RI Innovation & Industry Leadership Award.

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OPTrust fully funded defined benefit pension plan

April 10, 2017

OPTrust launches "People for Pensions" program

OPTrust launched the People for Pensions program last week to raise awareness about the overall value of defined benefit (DB) pension plans. Research has shown OPTrust members and retirees place a high value on their pensions and would like to know more about all the benefits of their pension plan.

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Strategic Business Advisor Sharon Pel joins OPTrust Board

March 16, 2017

Strategic Business Advisor Sharon Pel joins OPTrust Board

Sharon Pel was appointed to the Board of Trustees in February 2017 by the Government of Ontario.

Ms. Pel has more than 30 years’ experience as a strategic business advisor, both as an executive and as outside counsel. She has extensive expertise in governance, securities regulatory and policy matters, and corporate, commercial and securities law.

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OPTrust fully funded defined benefit pension plan

March 13, 2017

OPTrust further improves its fully funded status

The $19 billion pension management organization increases its market-based surplus and improves its ability to meet its pension promise to members.

OPTrust released its 2016 Funded Status Report, which details the Plan’s eighth consecutive, fully funded position and financial results.

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