Events

The importance of understanding assumptions in financial innovation

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By looking at what went wrong with financial innovations of the past, investors can learn how to protect themselves and look for opportunities going forward, ...

How Ontario Teachers’ is embracing a systematic approach to ESG integration

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When the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan started to zero in on environmental, social and governance issues, it began by asking why these subjects were worth ...

Can the global expansion last into 2020?

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Investors are waiting for some of the conflicts causing global uncertainty to be resolved. But will they get their wish in 2020? “We’re entering the year, ...

Case study: Wawanesa Mutual’s journey with OCIO

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While an outsourced chief investment officer model may be the right option for a pension plan under particular circumstances, circumstances can change. Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co. ...

Is the Western world at risk of Japanification?

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Japanification is a term describing the spread of low growth and low inflation around the world. Speaking at the Canadian Investment Review’s 2019 Defined Benefit Investment ...

A quantitative approach to residential real estate investing

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Investing in residential real estate can offer benefits to pension plan sponsors, but it’s not an asset class that’s easy to access. However, a new ...

Tips for choosing an OCIO provider

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While it’s easy for a plan sponsor to determine how an equity or fixed income manager is performing, it isn’t as straightforward to assess the ...

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 ...

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