The LAPP fund is invested by Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo), which is one of Canada’s largest institutional investment managers. AIMCo is a crown corporation of the Government of Alberta (its only shareholder) and is also responsible for the investments of 25 other clients including the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund.
LAPP is AIMCo’s largest client.
AIMCo provides the day-to-day services for LAPP’s investment portfolio by investing LAPP’s assets, currently over $61.7 billion, for the benefit of all LAPP members, and has global experience in investments, operations, and risk management.
LAPP’s assets are invested by AIMCo based on direction set by the LAPP Corporate Board through an investment policy known as the SIPP (Statement of Investment Policies and Procedures). The SIPP is reviewed on an annual basis and decisions are made by the Corporate Board;about the mix of assets held by the fund.
LAPP has a diversified portfolio designed to reflect the risk appetite of the Sponsor Board. The Board's investment objective is to grow its assets each year at a rate at least equal to any increase in the cost of providing pensions to all our current members, today and in the future. To support this objective, the asset mix flows from the Plan’s Funding Policy toward producing the best investment return possible within the risk tolerance set by the Sponsor Board for the Plan.
For a more complete understanding of how Your Pension is Secure, you can read more about Funding and Risk Management in those sections.