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The British Columbia Investment Management Corp., the AustralianSuper and two Dutch pension funds — APG and PGGM — are jointly establishing a responsible investing platform. The ...

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New draft regulations from the federal government would allow registered pension plans to borrow money and extend the deadline to retroactively credit pensionable service under a ...

Tech platform helping connect institutional investors with private credit opportunities

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In the current low-yield environment, many pension funds are looking for alternatives to fixed income to earn the returns required to pay pension obligations. The answer ...

EMPEA appointing CPPIB’s Suyi Kim to board of directors

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The Emerging Markets Private Equity Association is appointing Suyi Kim, head of Asia Pacific at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, to its board of ...

Should institutional investors be concerned over surge in U.S. corporate bond supply?

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The increase in U.S. corporate debt issued in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak could be a warning signal to credit investors, according to a ...

DB pension plan funding recovers in Q2 after rough Q1: reports

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In the second quarter of 2020, the funded positions of defined benefit plans recovered almost half of the losses incurred during the coronavirus crash of ...

PSP invests in Italian real estate, CPPIB in French higher education group

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Are activist investors strategically leaking plans to institutional investors?

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It appears some institutional investors are aware of activist campaigns before they become public, according to new research. A working paper by three assistant professors of ...

Now is the time to fix capital accumulation plans   

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The collapse in the equity markets has damaged capital accumulation plan retirement accounts. Governments need to level the playing field between defined benefit plans and ...

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