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A look at the different paths to ESG integration in DC plans

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With environmental, social and governance issues becoming more prominent among investors, it’s important to consider what sustainability means for DC plans. Plan sponsors are facing somewhat ...

A look at the practical challenges of meeting target allocations in private markets

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When it comes to private markets, implementing target allocations is easier said than done. At the Canadian Investment Review’s Plan Sponsor Exchange conference in February, a ...

Understanding and managing risks in private market portfolios

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As private markets continue to make up a large portion of pension plans’ portfolios, they can’t ignore the risk management of these assets. One issue to ...

Getting the most from a corporate bond portfolio

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Canadian pension plans have increased their demand for long corporate bonds, but high demand and low yields combined with a relatively small marketplace in Canada ...

How York University’s pension plan is avoiding groupthink

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Over the years, the York University pension plan has performed well by all objective measures and made major changes to its asset allocation. Speaking at the ...

The changing nature of corporate governance

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It’s been long understood that asset owners are driving changing behaviours in corporate governance, said Donna Anderson, head of corporate governance in the U.S. equity ...

Turning thought into action to strengthen Canada’s retirement income system

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With Canada ranking only ninth out of 37 countries on the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index, more can be done to move it up the ...

How AIMCo is building a scalable artificial intelligence program

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While many organizations are grappling with how to incorporate artificial intelligence into their investment or back-office processes, the Alberta Investment Management Corp. has found a ...

A crisis of conventional thinking in central banking

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Historically, financial institution decision-makers come from the same educational backgrounds, which have rewarded them for thinking in linear and conventional ways, said David McWilliams, professor ...

Finding opportunity at the intersection of innovation and sustainability

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There are some major disruptions and challenges facing humanity. But, where there are challenges, there can also be opportunities. One example of a disruptive trend is ...

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