Public Market Investments

Public Market Investments

Public market investments account for more than 3/4 of AIMCo's assets under management. Primarily comprised of securities that trade on exchanges or over-the-counter markets, specifically public equities and fixed income, the group is also responsible for AIMCo's Mortgages and Private Debt and Loan portfolios.

Public Equity

AIMCo’s Public Equity group provides core asset class exposure to Canadian and global equity markets. 

The team has well developed processes to develop internally managed strategies as well as hire external managers where necessary. Internally managed investments include quantitative and passive strategies which currently invest in 45 countries around the world. Externally managed investments include long only and hedge fund strategies and are employed in areas where internal management does not offer a competitive or cost advantage. 

The team also employs a rigorous process which allocates capital to individual strategies with the objective of maximizing excess returns while controlling for risk and costs at the total portfolio level. This is followed up with an additional risk management process which ensures that overall portfolio exposures align with expectations.

Money market & fixed income

Fixed Income provides active management of core asset class exposure to Canadian and Global money market and fixed income. Value is added relative to the benchmark through interest rate anticipation, term structure weighting, sector weighting, and individual security selection. The group manages 14 different short, mid and long-term portfolios for both balanced fund and government fund clients.


Mortgages has been involved in mortgage investments for over 20 years and provides mortgage financing for high quality commercial property within Canada. The mortgage portfolio is diversified by both sector and geography.

Private Debt & Loan

Private debt provides debt financing, both senior secured and mezzanine debt for established companies within North America and Europe. The current emphasis is on providing leveraged lending to middle market companies that are supported by private equity investors and where we can have a meaningful role.