A unique combination of financial expertise and thought leadership.

Global strength in wealth management and asset management.

Toronto has a large pool of competitive asset management companies and expertise. It has ranked ninth in the world for its specialty in investment management and ninth in professional services (GFCI 20 - 2016).

Expertise in pension fund management.

Canadian pension plans hold an estimated five per cent of the world’s pension fund assets, according to a recent study by Towers Watson. The top 300 pensions funds worldwide include 19 Canadian funds, and much of that is managed by Toronto-based organizations.

Toronto is home to three of the world’s 60 largest pension funds – Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Investment Board, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and OMERS – which combined have more than $300 billion in assets under management. Toronto’s large pension funds have a worldwide reputation for excellence in governance, risk management and innovative approaches to asset management. The Canadian pension system has been ranked 6th overall in the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index.

In addition, the three funds are also global leaders in infrastructure financing. Coupled with Infrastructure Ontario and Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP), Toronto is gaining a worldwide reputation for expertise in this space.

Leading-edge thinking and research on pension management.

The University of Toronto is home to the International Centre for Pension Management (ICPM) at the Rotman School of Management. The ICPM is a global think-tank that fosters more effective pension design and management through research, publications, forums and governance education. More than 30 international pension organizations contribute to the centre.


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