Analysis & Research

Is more investment choice actually good for DC plan members?


While previous research has indicated that defined contribution pension plan members benefit from a limited number of core investment options because it reduces choice overload, ...

Five Canadian pension funds rank in top 100 global asset managers: report


 Twelve of the 25 top global asset owners were pension funds as of year-end 2018, according a new report by Willis Towers Watson’s Thinking Ahead ...

Shifts underneath the surface of institutional alternative asset allocations


While the amount of alternative assets in institutional portfolios is holding relatively steady, the type of investments making up allocations to alternatives are shifting. Current allocations ...

Are liquid alternative ETFs the next frontier for institutional investors?


New research from Greenwich Associates has found that institutional players have allocated US$47 billion to liquid alternative exchange traded funds, comprising a fair chunk of their ...

Do lower carbon portfolios really perform better? 


Some have suggested there could be a return premium to lowering the carbon intensity of a portfolio. By constructing low carbon strategies called decarbonization factors, which ...

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