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International Centre for Pension Management Awards Three Research Papers
Each year, ICPM awards a number of prizes for research with potential to make a material contribution to the topics of interest of the ICPM Research Partners. To be considered, research should be completed or close to completion but not published. Prizes will seek to reward innovation, practical applicability and research excellence.
The International Centre for Pension Management (ICPM) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Call for Research. The recent Call for Research garnered a number of high-quality submissions from around the world.
ICPM would like to congratulate Barbara Zvan on her appointment as the inaugural CEO for the newly formed University Pension Plan Ontario, which represents pension funds of three major universities in Ontario, Canada.
We would like to congratulate Sudhir Rajkumar who was elected as ICPM’s new Board Chair, as well as Michelle Ostermann (Railpen, UK) who is now Vice Chair, a position that Sudhir previously held since 2016.
ICPM is excited to introduce a new webinar series, kicking off with a discussion led by renowned British economist John Kay on April 30. ICPM is also currently planning a virtual Discussion Forum exclusive to Research Partners in June. Register for upcoming webinars here: https://icpmnetwork.com/site/events/webinars
The ICPM Toronto 2020 Discussion Forum (May 31 - June 2, 2020) and Global Pension Day (June 3, 2020) are cancelled. Like most organisations worldwide, ICPM has been closely monitoring the evolving situation regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and evaluating its potential impact on our Research Partners. After long conversations and careful evaluations, ICPM has made the difficult decision to cancel the upcoming Toronto 2020 Discussion Forum, as the health and safety of our delegates, staff and speakers are a priority to ICPM.
Each year, ICPM awards a number of prizes for research with potential to make a material contribution to the topics of interest of the ICPM Research Partners. Up to CAD$50,000 will be awarded to high-quality submissions meeting the criteria of ICPM. Prize winners may be invited to present their research at an ICPM Discussion Forum, which occur in June and October of each year (locations vary globally). ICPM may also invite the authors to participate in a webinar within the ICPM Research Partner network on the topic. Completed papers will receive timely distribution amongst the ICPM Research Partners, as part of ICPM’s research program. Deadline for submissions is: March 31, 2019.
ICPM is currently inviting proposals from qualified firms for the provision of professional association management services under the direction of the Centre’s Executive Director. The Request for Proposal (RFP) describes the areas of expertise that are sought in support of ICPM meetings, activities and executive/administrative tasks. ICPM will conduct an evaluation of submitted proposals and will award a contract to the firm whose proposal is determined to be most advantageous to ICPM, considering the needs and evaluation factors set forth in this RFP.
The Chilean Pension Reform Working Group has published the Outsider’s View on the Chilean Pension System. The report was prepared for the ICPM Discussion Forum held in Santiago, Chile October 21 to 24, 2018 by a group of international pension experts under the Research Committee of ICPM. A followup interview with Michael Preisel, Chair of the Working Group provided further insight into the main challenges of the Chilean pension system.
The International Centre for Pension Management (ICPM) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Call For Research on Climate Change. The recent Call For Research invited submissions of papers and case studies on these and related topics that can help us gain clear and practical insights on the effects of climate change, particularly from the point of view of pension organizations and asset managers in general.
Climate change for asset owners: The ICPM guide to integrating climate change considerations in investment processes.
Rob Bauer believes that economists play an important role in keeping the planet liveable.
The recent Call For Research garnered a record number of submissions from around the world, focusing on topics with practical relevance for pension organizations, including fund management, engagement of plan participants, pension design, governance, risk, and investment-related topics.
The European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) and the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) held a roundtable in November 2017 with academics and practitioners to discuss the role of foreign institutional investors and proxy advisory firms in promoting governance and sustainable investment.
The organization is also introducing a new assessment framework to ensure a responsible and sustainable investment policy.
A publication recently featured by FCLTGlobal explores ideas for encouraging long-term behaviour among asset owners and asset managers.
Alberta Investment Management Corporation and California State Teachers' Retirement System are two ICPM Research Partners exemplified for their work in closing the diversity gap at their organizations.
Congratulations to NEST for being recognized for its innovation in investments, showcasing a unique solution to furthering the plan's commitment to a climate change strategy. NEST is an ICPM Research Partner.
The new National Pension Hub is a research centre that will address challenges faced by Canadian pension plans and other associated organizations.
A recent Financial Times article explores pension fund reforms in Canada over the last 30 years. ICPM Research Partners such as Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and The Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec are touted for their success.
Benefits Canada explores whether there is a "magic number" for defined contribution pension plan contributions.