Events

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 ...

The changing nature of the U.S. listed market

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A topic that has received a lot of attention recently in many markets, especially the United States, is the fall in the number of listed ...

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, ...

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