OPB 2016 Annual Report
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Advise and Protect.
For Your Future.

Protecting your future guides everything we do – the way we invest, the funding recommendations we make and the in-house advisory services we offer members.

Structuring for Sustainability

Prudent recommendations. Promising opportunities. The steps we took this year further strengthened your Plan.

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Pooling for Growth

Advantages offered by pooling our assets under IMCO’s management: Economies of scale. Greater opportunities. Higher risk-adjusted returns.

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Advising for Tomorrow

Providing you with the services and tools you need to make sound pension decisions.

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“Advise and Protect: At OPB, these words guide everything we do.”

We are committed to providing our clients and stakeholders with tailored advice and counsel to enable them to make excellent decisions about the pension plan. OPB is equally committed to responsibly managing the long-term health of the Plan to protect the pension promise for today’s and tomorrow’s public servants.

rate_of_return 8.5%1 long-term rate of return (return since inception)
active_members 41,939 active members
Assets_under_management $24.4 billion in assets under management

“OPB made significant progress toward IMCO’s 2017 launch.”

In today’s challenging investment environment, developing effective strategies to maximize returns is critical. IMCO provides OPB with immediate economies of scale and will enhance our ability to directly invest in a broader array of high-quality assets that we believe will deliver enhanced risk-adjusted returns.

funded_status 8.1% investment return for 2016
netassets Creation of IMCO – the Investment Management Corporation of Ontario
net_return Added $832 million in private markets investments

“We’re helping members understand how pension decisions can impact their financial health.”

Over the past two years, our Advisors have met with more than 5,000 members one-on-one. Through those meetings, we’ve realized that we have an opportunity not just to help our members understand their pension and build their retirement literacy, but also to help them improve their overall financial literacy.

client_services 8.6/10 satisfaction rating with Client Service
Communications 8.4/10 satisfaction rating with Communications
peer_plan Ranked 2nd out of 12 peer plans in Canada by CEM, a leading benchmarking firm for pension plans
information_sessions Delivered 131 information sessions to educate members about their pension
information_sessions Held eight retirement planning advisory workshops