Events

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 ...

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 ...

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