News & Events

Questions and Answers for Members

As mentioned in our April 2020 FPP Update newsletter, the following are Questions and Answers for UBC Faculty Pension Plan members. We would like to thank the members who participated and submitted questions. I’ve read that the stock market dropped significantly in the first quarter of 2020. I worry about my investments. How can I protect my […]

Market Commentary – First Quarter 2020

The first quarter of 2020 started on a positive note with easing of trade tensions between the United States and China and geopolitical tensions between U.S. and Iran, but ultimately will be remembered for generations for the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic impact of government responses globally, and the record speed in which it negatively impacted […]

Faculty Pension Plan Update Newsletter – April 2020

The April 2020 issue of the UBC Faculty Pension Plan Update newsletter is now available online. In this issue: Message from the UBC Faculty Pension Plan Board regarding the coronavirus pandemic Pension Forum cancelled 2019 Annual Report The UBC FPP Fossil Fuel Free Equity and Bond Fund is now available New Executive Director, Investments – Kamila Giesbrecht […]

Message from the UBC Faculty Pension Plan Board regarding the coronavirus pandemic

[Originally published on April 1, 2020] As the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold and impact every aspect of our lives, the UBC Faculty Pension Plan (FPP) Board of Trustees would like to assure you that we are monitoring the crisis closely and have taken all the necessary steps to ensure the continuity of services that […]

UBC Faculty Pension Plan 2019 Annual Report

UBC Faculty Pension Plan 2019 Annual Report

The UBC Faculty Pension Plan’s annual report is now available online. The report includes plan highlights, membership and financial statistics, fund and investment managers’ rates of return, and an investment commentary. The Plan’s audited Financial statements as at December 31, 2019 are also available online. View the 2019 UBC FPP Annual Report

UBC FPP Fossil Fuel Free Equity and Bond Fund will be available on April 1, 2020

We are pleased to announce that due to sufficient interest from members, the UBC FPP Fossil Fuel Equity and Bond Fund will be available online at mysunlife.ca/ubcfpp beginning on April 1, 2020 at 5 a.m. PT.  Starting April 1, members can make investment allocations as well as allocate ongoing contributions to the fund through the […]

Changes to Pension Office operations effective immediately

The UBC Pension Administration Office is operating through email and phone only. In-person visits are suspended temporarily until further notice. In response to the current COVID-19 situation, the UBC Pension Administration Office is operating through email and phone only. Our staff are available by email as well as checking their voicemails regularly. In-person visits are suspended […]

UBC Faculty Pension Plan introduces a Fossil Fuel Free Equity and Bond Fund on April 1, 2020

[Updated: March 12, 2020] The UBC Faculty Pension Plan (FPP) has expanded its investment options to include a UBC FPP Fossil Fuel Free Equity and Bond Fund. This fund will be available to members on April 1, 2020. The following is important information about the fund as well as instructions on how members can make […]

Faculty Pension Plan Update Newsletter – December 2019

The December 2019 issue of the UBC Faculty Pension Plan Update newsletter is now available online. In this issue: New Fossil Fuel Free Balanced Fund option update Bond investment manager changes affecting the Bond and Balanced Funds Staff announcement: Executive Director, Investments Save the date: 2020 Pension Forum UBC Faculty Pension Plan Board of Trustees Election Results […]