Defined Benefit Investment Forum 2020

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Helping members to and through retirement at the Saskatchewan Pension Plan

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The Saskatchewan Pension Plan is improving investment choice for members in the accumulation phase and introducing new options to help them through decumulation as well. Leading ...

Nova Scotia’s PSSP reports 98.5% funded status, halts indexing for five years

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Nova Scotia’s Public Service Superannuation Plan reported a 98.5 per cent funded status as of Dec. 31, 2019 and said it will halt cost-of-living adjustments for retirees for the ...

Statistics Canada says economy posted record 11.6 per cent plunge in April

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Statistics Canada says the economy saw its largest monthly drop on record in April as it came to a near standstill due to the pandemic, ...

Caisse part of consortium bidding to acquire Cirque du Soleil assets

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A consortium of investors, including the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, private-equity firm TPG Capital and investment company Fosun International Ltd., is partnering with Investissement ...

UTAM included in ILPA’s ESG best practices compilation

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The Institutional Limited Partners Association has included the University of Toronto Asset Management Corp. in its environmental, social and governance roadmap and resources compilation. “Comprised of ...

What does Fitch’s downgrade of Canada mean for institutional investors?

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Since 2004, Canada has held a AAA rating from all major ratings agencies, but on June 24, it suffered a blow when Fitch Ratings Inc. ...

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 ...

Coronavirus: a true test of partnership for private equity firms

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As the novel coronavirus pandemic upended the way businesses operate, investors around the world have been able follow daily market gyrations in real time to ...

CPPIB co-invests in U.K. residential real estate

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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Lendlease Corp. are strengthening their partnership with a new approximately £85 million investment, split 50/50, in the build-to-rent sector. The ...

What’s dragging down the Canadian economy as the world reopens?

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Along with the rest of the globe, Canada isn’t likely to see the V-shaped recovery that institutional investors were hoping for as it stares down ...

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