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Chart: Pension Funds and Market Volatility

Two-thirds staying the course despite a bumpy year.

April 28, 2016

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167304_roller_coasterBack in February, we surveyed a few of Canada’s largest DB pension plan sponsors to find out whether they were shaken up by two significant bouts of market volatility – last summer’s reaction to China and the market tumble of January 2016.

The chart below shows their response to the question, “has the recent market volatility and global sell-off has changed investment strategy and asset position.”

The results:

Two-thirds said no, they are not making changes based on the extreme market volatility of the last year.

Volatility chart

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