Defined Benefit Investment Forum 2020

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OMERS Sponsors Corp. approves shared-risk indexing, other plan design changes

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Plan design changes are on the horizon for the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System’s primary pension plan. The OMERS Sponsors Corp. board has approved five plan ...

PSP, CPPIB invest in biotech, OMERS Ventures in U.S. residential real estate

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The Public Sector Pension Investment Board and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board both participated in the initial round of financing for Seattle-based Sana Biotechnology, Inc. Along with ...

UN PRI encouraging signatories to focus on real-world outcomes

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The Principles for Responsible Investment has released a framework for investors to help focus on aligning their activities with the UN’s sustainable development goals. “Issues such as ...

Ontario Teachers’ appointing Karen Frank as senior managing director of equities

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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is appointing Karen Frank as senior managing director of equities. Based in the pension fund’s London office, she’ll take on the new role in fall ...

How are pension plans conducting due diligence amid physical distancing?

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Before physical distancing, pension plan sponsors typically held in-person meetings and site visits when allocating to new investment managers. “I like to look people in the ...

IMF downgrades outlook for global economy in face of virus

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The International Monetary Fund has sharply lowered its forecast for global growth this year because it envisions far more severe economic damage from the coronavirus ...

Rebalancing rules bolster long-term performance in market stress

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While it may seem counter intuitive to add higher-risk securities to a portfolio during times of severe market stress, doing so can be part of ...

Ontario Teachers’ investing in UAE-based gas pipeline infrastructure

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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is joining a consortium of other institutional investors to invest in certain gas pipeline assets of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. The ...

The slow burn of climate change in heat of pandemic

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Meeting a deadline in the midst of a pandemic seems like a good test of corporate resiliency and, according to a recent survey of Canadian ...

Coronavirus to leave some lasting economic damage, Bank of Canada chief says

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The coronavirus pandemic will leave some long-term economic damage that will only become clearer as the country moves further along a “prolonged and bumpy” course to ...

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