Coronavirus

Coverage of COVID-19 and its impact on pensions and investments

Gather data on CAP member behaviour to inform communications in a crisis

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In normal circumstances, pension plan members don’t respond well to being inundated with information about their plans. Typically, a deluge of content can turn off plan ...

Former Caisse CEO named chair of Canada Infrastructure Bank

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The federal government is shaking up the people in the top spots at the Canada Infrastructure Bank, including saying goodbye to the chief executive and ...

A coronavirus game plan for defined benefit pension plans

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The novel coronavirus has introduced unprecedented volatility to financial markets and is taking its toll on pension plans. We’ve seen sharp corrections in most equity markets. ...

Canadian pension players making donations, investments to alleviate coronavirus pressure

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With a world in turmoil, some of Canada’s public pension plans and investment managers are considering how they can use their economic clout to help. The British ...

Investment portfolio rebalancing in the time of coronavirus

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Due to market volatility caused by the coronavirus, pension plans may be finding themselves offside their investment policies as their assets have drifted. Typically, pension funds ...

Ontario Teachers’ posts 10.4% gains for 2019, focuses on maintaining certainty

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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan posted a net return of 10.4 per cent for 2019, bringing net assets to $207.4 billion. Its $20.2 billion in investment income represents an ...

Coronavirus, capital calls and liquidity in private market investments

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In the current market environment, liquidity is top of mind for pension plans, says Jason Campbell, principal at Eckler Ltd. For example, despite a company’s potential ...

Opportunities for small pension plans in Canada’s lower, middle private-equity market

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For smaller pension funds looking to access private equity opportunities, the lower and middle part of the Canadian market should be very attractive, says Tracey ...

Will coronavirus push changes to the CAP landscape forward?

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With the federal government easing the withdrawal requirements for registered retirement income funds in a bid to alleviate the harm to retirees’ portfolios caused by ...

Should early access to retirement funds be allowed due to coronavirus?

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With many people around the world facing layoffs due to business shutdowns caused by the coronavirus, financial stress is pervasive. In Australia, the government is allowing ...

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