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Measuring and managing ESG in real estate portfolios

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The rise in alternative investing combined with an increased focus on integrating environmental, social and governance considerations into the investment process is leading pension plans ...

Governance was key to turnaround at Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Pension Plan

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Like many plans, the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Pension Plan came out of 2008 in rough shape. So, the government started to discuss what should be ...

Prudence and process: a primer on pension investment law

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Many years ago, there was not much pension investment–related law, but with the rise of Canadian pension funds investing globally, this has changed, said Mitch Frazer, partner at ...

How institutional investors can see through the noise

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In a world with volatility and uncertainty, four key transitions can explain the headlines: China, technology, energy and demographics, said Vikram Mansharamani, who is a ...

Machine learning is the new world of statistics

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Traditionally, all finance students had to learn statistics, and, in the future, this will likely shift into finance students requiring machine learning, said John Hull, professor ...

Moving to a sustainability mindset at Concordia University’s pension plan

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In just a few short years, Concordia University’s pension plan has transformed its governance model and investment approach. Before the financial crisis, the university’s plan, like ...

Taking a calculated approach to change at the University of Victoria pension plans

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The University of Victoria has two pension plans and although each plan has taken a distinct approach to managing its assets, conducting prudent analysis, considering governance ...

Accessing emerging economies via developed markets

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In a world where opportunities in emerging markets are limited, pension plans can look to access underlying emerging economies rather than the publicly traded markets ...

Is USMCA dead in the water?

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While Canada and the U.S. used to be best friends, that friendship is now on rocky ground, said Bruce Heyman, former U.S. ambassador to Canada ...

Back to basics on private credit

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Canadian institutional investors are taking on more private credit, both as a replacement for equity, as well as a tool to enhance their fixed-income allocations, ...

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