Defined Benefit Investment Forum 2020

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Investment implications of a shifting economic outlook

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Canadian institutional investors are operating in a landscape that has changed dramatically since the initial market and policy reactions to the coronavirus pandemic. “A lot has changed ...

Bank of Canada has no immediate intentions to raise interest rates, Macklem says

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Canada’s new top central banker says the Bank of Canada has no intention to raise interest rates given the current economic circumstances created by the coronavirus ...

A primer on commercial mortgage funds

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The last decade of persistently low interest rates, exacerbated by the coronavirus crisis, has created challenges for institutional investors looking to generate income on their ...

Private equity exits slowed drastically in wake of coronavirus

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With the coronavirus pandemic continuing to rock the global economy, private equity exits have largely come to a halt since mid-March, according to a ...

Charles Emond, Jean Raby to co-chair Investor Leadership Network’s CEO council

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The Investor Leadership Network is appointing Charles Emond, president and chief executive officer of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, and Jean Raby, CEO of Natixis ...

How will technology change investment landscape going forward?

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While technological change is accelerating at a rapid rate, the financial system isn’t keeping pace, says Campbell Harvey, professor of finance at Duke University’s Fuqua ...

LAPP downside protection strategy saves almost $1.9 billion

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The volatility caused by the coronavirus pandemic made the first quarter of 2020 rough for many Canadian defined benefit pension plans. In early June, the Local ...

Employer pension plans’ asset values grow 2.3% in Q4 2019

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The market value of assets in Canadian employer-sponsored pension plans rose to $2.09 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2019, up 2.3 per cent ...

Vestcor Corp. returns 11.76% in 2019, updates pension admin system

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Vestcor Investment Management Corp. returned 11.76 per cent in 2019, with total assets under management rising to $18.5 billion, according to its 2019 annual report. The organization, which manages ...

IMCO sells stake in Spanish electricity provider

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The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario has sold its interest in Spanish electricity provider, Viesgo, to funds managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets. Before the sale, ...

Contex Group Inc.