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Canada’s leading pension funds, such as the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS), have experienced solid, double-digit performance using alternative asset classes, including real estate, infrastructure and private equity, reports

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“Fully half of OMERS’ assets are in the alternative market, with the remainder in traditional stocks and bonds,” reports the website.

Along with alternative investments, OMERS’ strategy includes holding high-quality, resilient equities and keeping enough liquidity to take advantage of market opportunities.

The proof is in the portfolio: OMERS is third on Benefits Canada’s top-10 list of fastest growing pension funds, with a one-year increase in assets of 10.65%.

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