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Pension Administration Office Holiday Closure: Dec 25 to Jan 1

Pension Administration Office Holiday Closure: Dec 25 to Jan 1

The UBC Pension Administration Office will be closed from Dec 25, 2016 to Jan 1, 2017 inclusive.

Change in Global Equity Manager

As reported in the September newsletter, the UBC Faculty Pension Plan Board approved the termination of one of the two active global equity managers, JP Morgan, and the hiring of a new global equity manager, Arrowstreet Capital. The assets were transferred to Arrowstreet on October 27, 2017. The change was made because JP Morgan had […]

Board of Trustees Election Results

We would like to congratulate Dr. Joy Begley and Dr. Lorenzo Garlappi, who have been re-elected as members of the UBC Faculty Pension Plan Board of Trustees in the recent election. Their terms of office are from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2021. Thank you to all the candidates and members who participated in […]

Manage your account on

Did you know that UBC Faculty Pension Plan (FPP) members have access to their account on a dedicated, customized website at Once signed in, you have the following options to manage your defined contribution (money purchase plan) and RRIF/LIF-Type Payment accounts: Make changes to your investments View your quarterly Statements of Account View your […]

Save the date: 2018 Pension Forum

On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, the UBC Faculty Pension Plan will host its Pension Forum – a great opportunity for members to hear the latest news about their pension plan and to meet the Plan’s trustees, management and staff. There will be a presentation on the Plan’s 2017 investment performance and a review of the 2017/18 initiatives. […]

For RRIF/LIF-Type Payment accounts: Deadline for 2017 Non-scheduled Withdrawals

The last date to request non-scheduled withdrawals from RRIF/LIF-Type Payment accounts for this calendar year is Friday, December 8, 2017.

Office Holiday Closure

The UBC Pension Administration Office will be closed from December 25, 2017 to January 1, 2018 inclusive. The office will reopen on January 2, 2018. If you have an urgent pension inquiry during the holiday closure, please leave a message at 604-827-3286. These messages will be monitored daily over the holiday period. The UBC FPP […]

Market Commentary – Third Quarter 2017

In 2017, the global economy continues to perform reasonably well so far in both developed and emerging markets. Economic activity and corporate earnings have both had improved results which has helped move stock markets higher. Central banks have been responding to the improved economic performance with the Bank of Canada raising interest rates twice in […]