Welcome to the OPTrust Media Page

This page brings together information of interest to the media in one location. Here, you will find links to news releases, video clips, briefing papers, speaker profiles and Annual Reports. For more information on scheduling our pension industry spokespeople for interviews or speaking opportunities, please contact:

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With net assets of over $25 billion, OPTrust invests and manages one of Canada’s largest pension funds and administers the OPSEU Pension Plan (including OPTrust Select), a defined benefit plan with over 100,000 members.

As a pension delivery organization, we exist to serve our members, active and retired. Ensuring we can pay pensions today and preserve pensions for tomorrow is our mission each and every day.



Are you a journalist writing a story and looking to interview a leading pension expert? Our spokespeople are experts who can break down issues in real terms and speak with authority and confidence on the shifting dynamics in today's markets while keeping a long term perspective. They are available for interviews, conferences and panel discussions to add value to your story or event.


Peter Lindley, CEO of OPTrust, talks about growing trends in the pension fund landscape for Canada. (BNN Bloomberg)

Investments at OPTrust

OPTrust is a global investor with a team of experienced investment professionals located in Toronto, London and Sydney. OPTrust’s investment mandate focuses on achieving the organization’s mission to pay pensions today and preserve pensions for tomorrow. To accomplish this, we developed a new “member-driven investing” (MDI) strategy that focuses on preserving the funded status of the Plan and enables us to deliver the certainty, sustainability and stability our members need.

Member-Driven Investing (MDI) Strategy
scale illustration - contributions, investment returns vs benefits

Our Member-Driven Investing (MDI) strategy is designed to carefully balance risk and return. We seek to earn the returns necessary to keep the Plan fully funded, while keeping benefit levels and contribution rates stable.


New analysis confirms that defined benefit pensions provide significant benefits to Canadian economy

DB pension beneficiaries paid taxes estimated at $14-16 billion annually: about $7-9 billion in income tax, $4 billion in sales tax and $3 billion in property tax.

Infographic - DB plans strenghthening Canadian economy
Total value of Canada’s ten largest public pension funds has tripled since 2003

Canada’s ten largest public pension funds continue to drive impressive investment returns and remain key players on the global stage during a period of challenging economic conditions both domestically and in major markets globally.

Infographic - Top 10 pension funds contributing to Canada
Get the facts about your pension

Delivering a secure retirement income to our over 100,000 members and retirees is the focus of OPTrust's pension promise.

Infographic - Defined Benefit Advantage