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This page brings together information of interest to the media in one location. Here, you will find links to news releases, video clips, briefing papers, speaker profiles and Annual Reports. For more information on scheduling our pension industry spokespeople for interviews or speaking opportunities, please contact:

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With net assets of almost $20 billion, OPTrust invests and manages one of Canada's largest pension funds and administers the OPSEU Pension Plan, a defined benefit plan with almost 95,000 members and retirees.

As a pension delivery organization, we exist to serve our members, active and retired. Ensuring we can pay pensions today and preserve pensions for tomorrow is our mission each and every day.

IN THE NEWS

OUR IN-HOUSE EXPERTS

Are you a journalist writing a story and looking to interview a leading pension expert? Our spokespeople are experts who can break down issues in real terms and speak with authority and confidence on the shifting dynamics in today's markets while keeping a long term perspective. They are available for interviews, conferences and panel discussions to add value to your story or event.

VIDEOS

Investments at OPTrust

OPTrust is a global investor with a team of experienced investment professionals located in Toronto, London and Sydney. OPTrust’s investment mandate focuses on achieving the organization’s mission to pay pensions today and preserve pensions for tomorrow. To accomplish this, we developed a new “member-driven investing” (MDI) strategy that focuses on preserving the funded status of the Plan and enables us to deliver the certainty, sustainability and stability our members need.

Performance

In 2018, OPTrust’s achieved a 1% net investment return against a challenging investment backdrop and the Plan retained its fully funded status.

Total Fund Investment Performance
Member-Driven Investing (MDI) Strategy

Our members want pension certainty. To accomplish this, we have created our Member-Driven Investing (MDI) strategy, which seeks to earn a return sufficient to keep the Plan sustainable over the long term, while keeping benefit levels and contribution rates stable.

contributions, investment returns, and benefits
Responsible Investing

For OPTrust, the purpose of responsible investing lies in the recognition that ESG factors can impact investment risk and return. We seek to identify, assess and manage environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in a manner that supports both our mission to deliver sustainable pension security and our fiduciary duty to our members.

Climate Change Action Plan

Infographics

New analysis confirms that defined benefit pensions provide significant benefits to Canadian economy

DB pension beneficiaries paid taxes estimated at $14-16 billion annually: about $7-9 billion in income tax, $4 billion in sales tax and $3 billion in property tax.

Infographic - DB plans strenghthening Canadian economy
Total value of Canada’s ten largest public pension funds has tripled since 2003

Canada’s ten largest public pension funds continue to drive impressive investment returns and remain key players on the global stage during a period of challenging economic conditions both domestically and in major markets globally.

Infographic - Top 10 pension funds contributing to Canada
Get the facts about your pension

Delivering a secure retirement income to our almost 87,000 members and retirees is the focus of OPTrust's pension promise.

Infographic - Defined Benefit Advantage