Defined Benefit Investment Forum 2017 (Toronto)

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What the Indexes Don’t See

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Passive investing, in the form of investable indexes, is gaining more and more converts. Last month, it was reported that Norway’s Government Pension Fund was ...

Artio CIO: U.S. Consumers Have a Long Way to Fall

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So huge is the debt load that they’ll need to save 8% of their income for six years just to get down to the 1999 level of 65% (still a record high).

Bedlam: Commodities Headed for Steep Dive

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“Commodities most vulnerable will be the ones that are most widely held: copper and oil..."

Denmark > U.S. in Household Debt

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Since the US has been the poster child for consumer debt, their showing versus other industrialized nations is surprising – in fact, it’s Denmark who’s actually in the lead.

Need a Real Estate Debate Update?

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Real Estate investment: is it only for big plans?

Hedge Fund Managers High Five Obama

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Obama recently announced that among other things, the US government was planning to prevent banks from engaging in any non-banking activities such as proprietary trading.

New Access to Emerging Infrastructure

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Cordiant inks deal to manage emerging market infrastructure fund.

Too Big To Fail

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Simon Johnson talks about the biggest problem in US today.

Black Swan Bites Black-Scholes

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Taleb and Haug's paper worth a second look.

The Meltdown, Inside and Out

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The post-crisis landscape offers Canadian banks unprecedented opportunities.

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