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, ...

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 ...

The shifting nature of private equity


While private equity’s original advantage was taking over a firm to revamp its governance and operations, private equity companies are now finding fewer underperforming firms ...

The who and why of pension de-risking


Like Canadian defined benefit plans, many U.S. plan sponsors are purchasing annuities to get out of the pension business. But why are companies choosing the ...

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