Analysis & Research

Are hormones impacting investment biases?

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New research suggests that hormones play a role in financial decision-making. Specifically, cortisol, a hormone that marks stress, is positively related to the disposition effect, meaning ...

Rebalancing rules bolster long-term performance in market stress

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While it may seem counter intuitive to add higher-risk securities to a portfolio during times of severe market stress, doing so can be part of ...

Investment implications of a shifting economic outlook

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Canadian institutional investors are operating in a landscape that has changed dramatically since the initial market and policy reactions to the coronavirus pandemic. “A lot has changed ...

Private equity exits slowed drastically in wake of coronavirus

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With the coronavirus pandemic continuing to rock the global economy, private equity exits have largely come to a halt since mid-March, according to a ...

Institutional investors in waiting game on real estate investment

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Real estate companies, just like many other businesses, are in a bizarre holding pattern, waiting for some of the measures necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic ...

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