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 strategies and asset classes – public and private equity, infrastructure and renewable resources, fixed income and private debt, as well as real estate equity and real estate debt through our independently operated platform company QuadReal Property Group – and leverage the scale of assets under management to our clients’ advantage.
With a global outlook, we seek investment opportunities that will meet our clients’ risk and return requirements over time. As part of the prudent investment management of our clients’ funds, we aim to mitigate the long-term risks that environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters present. It begins with the integration of ESG considerations into our investment analysis, decisions, and processes in a consistent manner across the corporation.
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 equity and debt, 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 our overall approach to managing our clients’ funds.