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ATRF’s Annual Report and Highlights are Here!

(Jan. 14, 2021) It's been a very memorable year. Between the global pandemic that threatened lives, economies, and markets, and the provincial government's announcement last fall that asset management would transition to AIMCo, it's been a very busy year, to say the least.  

The annual report this year is a collection of data and information that tells that story, and it wouldn't be complete without our staff and those we serve taking part in the project. That's why you will see the faces of Alberta teachers, students, and ATRF team members in this year's report. You will also notice a variety of landscapes and schools from across Alberta.

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Update on Investment Management Transfer to AIMCo

(Jan. 11, 2021) Work continues on the transfer of ATRF's asset management function to the Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) as required by legislation. One of the legislated requirements is for ATRF's assets to be managed in accordance with an Investment Management Agreement (IMA) between ATRF and AIMCo...

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ATRF Endorses the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance Stewardship Principles

(Nov. 26, 2020) ​ATRF is a high-performance organization that is well-governed and well-managed, making certain our members always receive excellent value from our services. We also want to ensure ATRF continues to earn our solid reputation as a stable organization that manages strong pension funds. ATRF is a founding member of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG), which is a national organization that promotes good governance practices and regulatory environment improvements, aligning the interests of boards and management teams with shareholders' interests — for ATRF, this translates to our plan members.

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Bill 22 Transition Progress Update

​(Nov. 3,2020) The October 31, 2020 deadline set by the Government of Alberta for ATRF and AIMCo to complete our Investment Management Agreement (IMA) has now passed, so we wanted to update members on progress in this area. The IMA is a critical agreement that will define the nature of the investment management relationship between our two organizations so it must be structured with our members’ best interests in mind...

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2019-20 Member Update (Video)

​ATRF continues to build on a solid foundation by delivering on the pension promise to our members. Changes in our governing legislation in the fall of 2019, and the ongoing pandemic that has impacted the local and global markets, has affected the pension plans and how ATRF provides services to members - but not our commitment to them...

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Reduction to contribution rates

If you've had a chance to read the 2018-19 Annual Report or highlights, you may have noticed that the ATRF Board was able to reduce the contribution rates for both the Teachers' Pension Plan (TPP) and Private School Teachers' Pension Plan (PSTPP). For the TPP, contributions will be reduced by 1% of teachers' salaries and for the PSTPP, 0.54%. This reduction will take effect September 1, 2020.

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Recent media reports regarding losses at AIMCo

​We’ve had many members ask us about recent media reports of an investment strategy used by the Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) that resulted in significant losses (see articles in the Globe and Mail and Institutional Investor). Our members are expressing concern about their assets and their pensions, so we want to reassure them that their pensions remain secure...

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COVID-19 Member and Employer Information

ATRF is taking extensive measures to ensure members continue to receive their pensions, and that all ATRF members continue to receive necessary services during the COVID-19 global pandemic - while also ensuring ATRF staff remain healthy and safe...

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Message to ATRF Members on Pandemic Preparedness

​Message from ATRF CEO Rod Matheson (March 13, 2020) As the world continues to find ways to deal with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, I want to share the steps we are taking at ATRF to ensure teachers’ pensions remain secure, and to ensure we are able to continue serving our members without interruption...

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