Providing World-Class Investment Services for Our Clients
BCI exists to serve our clients. Our mandate is simple: we are responsible for generating investment returns that help our public sector clients build a financially secure future, while also protecting the value of their funds.
We are driven by long-term considerations. As our clients have obligations that extend beyond 70 years, we invest in quality assets and stable companies with the potential to appreciate in value and provide reliable cash flows in the years to come. We invest globally across a range of asset classes – fixed income; mortgages; public and private equity; real estate; infrastructure; and renewable resources – and leverage the scale of the assets under management to our clients’ advantage. We are a responsible investor, considering environmental, social, and governance matters during all stages of the investment process as a way to better understand, manage, and mitigate investment risk.
Our Business and Investment Model
Our clients have long-term liabilities, and our investments provide the returns that secure their future payments and obligations. Investing is an intrinsically dynamic activity. As the capital markets evolve, we adapt alongside them. Our business and investment model refocuses us to be an active, in-house asset manager with sophisticated strategies, so we can continue to succeed within an increasingly complex investment environment. Our team of skilled investment professionals, operating within a robust culture of investment risk management, collaborate across various disciplines for the benefit of our clients.
As our clients don’t have an immediate need for cash to pay pensions, they are increasing their exposure to asset classes that are illiquid and longer term in nature: private equity, real estate, mortgages, infrastructure, and renewable resources. We favour direct investments as it allows for a closer alignment of interests with our outlook and those of our clients.
Our diversified public market program combines index and active management strategies. We develop strategies and structure portfolios that capture and capitalize on opportunities within the global markets. Our fixed income portfolio allows clients to invest in global government bonds, investment-grade corporate securities, and real return bonds.
Our investment beliefs provide a clear and transparent structure for how we work to achieve our clients’ investment goals. They influence everything from the creation of new investment products, our operations, and overall approach to managing our clients’ funds.