Analysis & Research

Yes, Canadian pension plans really do outperform their global peers: study


Canadian pension plans outperform their international peers when it comes to asset performance and liability hedging. According to a new paper from researchers at McGill University and CEM ...

Are hedge fund activists value creators or just good stock pickers?


Hedge fund activism is associated with higher short- and long-term returns, but is this because activists are value creators? Or are they just good stock ...

OCIO models may become more attractive in current market: report


The current market environment may change the way US institutional investors manage their assets going forward. For instance, corporate DB pension plans are expected to increasingly seek ...

If private equity doesn’t perform, is it worth institutional investors’ trouble?


As private equity investments become more commonplace in pension fund portfolios, is the asset class really worth it? According to a paper by Ludovic Phalippou, professor of ...

Is it time for pension plans to do away with absolute return benchmarks in infrastructure?


For years, institutional investors have used absolute return or cash-plus benchmarks to measure infrastructure performance, but it’s time to put these in the past and ...

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