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Canadian pension funds defy volatile markets to achieve 5.4% annual return in 2015

Canadian pension funds achieved a return of 5.4 per cent on their investments in 2015, research by RBC Investor & Treasury Services showed.

TORONTO — Canadian pension funds achieved a return of 5.4 per cent on their investments in 2015 as their strategy of diversifying internationally helped mitigate volatile market conditions, research by RBC Investor & Treasury Services showed.

The research, which is the industry’s most comprehensive study of Canadian funds, showed they achieved a return of 3.1 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2015, following back-to-back losses in the second and third quarters.

The funds have pursued a strategy of directly investing in assets globally, including investments in infrastructure and real estate. Pension experts say that has provided them with a buffer against market volatility and challenging economic conditions.

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