Apr 20, 2022

Alberta Investment Management Corporation Announces Record Investment Performance on behalf of its 32 Clients

Earning a total fund return of 14.7% outperforming an aggregate benchmark of 8.0% resulting in a record annual value-add of $7.7 billion

Edmonton, Alberta – Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) today announced its investment performance for the year ended December 31, 2021. On behalf of its Alberta-based pension, endowment and government fund clients, AIMCo earned a total fund return of 14.7% net of all fees — measuring a composite of its clients’ portfolios. This represents the strongest year in AIMCo’s history, surpassing an aggregate benchmark of 8.0%, resulting in a record annual value-add of $7.7 billion.

The annualized total fund returns over four and ten years are 7.4% and 8.6%, respectively. Total client assets under management at the end of the year were $168.3 billion.

Through active investment, in 2021, AIMCo achieved an excess return of 6.7% on total assets under management, over and above the composite benchmark. AIMCo’s Balanced Funds, those portfolios that represent the full investment capabilities of AIMCo, earned a net return of 16.2%, outperforming the benchmark by 7.3%, while Government & Specialty Funds earned a net return of 5.0%, outperforming the benchmark by 2.8% for the year.

“Delivering record investment returns is a tremendous accomplishment made possible by our in-house asset management expertise. Ultimately, these returns are for the benefit of our clients and we’re proud to play our role in helping them secure a better financial future for the Albertans they serve,” said Evan Siddall, Chief Executive Officer. “By providing superior, long-run, risk-adjusted net returns, we are proud to support each of our clients in achieving their long-term goals.”


Investment Highlights
  • AIMCo sold its majority share of Eolia, a leading independent power producer in the Spanish renewable energy sector Read More

  • AIMCo Welcomes Investment by First Nations, Métis Nations and Suncor in Northern Courier Pipeline Read More

  • Iguá Saneamento S.A., a company in clients’ Infrastructure portfolios, won an auction for a Brazilian water and wastewater services concession for $1.7 billion Read More

  • AIMCo committed to the second close of Keppel-Pierfront Private Capital Fund Read More

  • AIMCo leads investment in India’s first renewable energy infrastructure investment trust, Virescent Renewable Energy Trust Read More

Private Equity
  • AIMCo participates in the IPO of Hayward Holdings Read More

  • AIMCo participates in the sale of Davies Read More

  • AIMCo and OMERS sold a majority stake in Environmental Resources Management Read More

Real Estate
  • AIMCo, King Street and a sovereign wealth fund established a joint venture with East End Studios to meet demand for production studios Read More

  • AIMCo Realty concluded the sale of $500 million of green bonds Read More

Renewable Resources
  • AIMCo and New Forests acquire Lawson Grains, one of Australia’s largest grains and oilseeds businesses Read More

Responsible Investment

For the third consecutive year, the Responsible Asset Allocator Initiative (RAAI) has placed AIMCo among the world’s top 30 most responsible asset allocators Read More

Operational Update

Over the course of 2021, AIMCo integrated the investment assets of the Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund, Alberta Health Services and the Workers’ Compensation Board – Alberta, bringing total assets under management to $168.3 billion at year end.

Detailed performance information will be released in AIMCo’s 2021 Annual Report, available at the end of June.

About Alberta Investment Management Corporation

AIMCo is among Canada’s largest and most diversified institutional investment managers with $168.3 billion of assets under management. AIMCo invests globally on behalf of 32 pension, endowment and government funds in the Province of Alberta.

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AIMCo Total Fund performance results are net of fees and do not include $30.1 billion of assets transferred from the Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund, Alberta Health Services and Workers’ Compensation Board – Alberta in 2021 that have not yet met the required conditions for inclusion in AIMCo's value-add as at December 31, 2021.

Money Market and Fixed Income Total Market Value includes $2,012 million of notional exposure of this asset class. This is composed of cash and synthetic cash from AIMCo's Tactical Overlay Program, plus notional Fixed Income exposure.

Public Equities Total Ending Market Value does not include Tactical Overlay Program notional exposures in this asset class.