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Despite similar performance, diverse-owned firms still represent minority of assets: research


Although firms owned by women and minorities show performance statistically similar to the industry as a whole, they only represent 1.3 per cent of assets ...

U.S. DB plans looking to de-risk over next decade


While 2018 was a strong year for de-risking among U.S. defined benefit plans sponsors, a significant portion of the more than $3 trillion in DB ...

Is index investing truly passive?


In a recent working paper, University of Toronto assistant professor Adriana Robertson takes a deep dive into the world of index investing and argues that ...

Most Canadian institutional investors engaging in ESG issues: survey


The vast majority (91 per cent) of Canadian institutional investors have adjusted their voting and engagement policies to focus more on environmental, social and governance ...

Is herd behaviour influencing strategic asset allocation?


When pension funds share key players, like asset managers, actuaries and trustees, do they flock to the same asset allocation regardless of differences in liabilities? In ...

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