Coronavirus

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

Pension risk-transfer market sees $5.2BN in transactions in 2019: report

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The pension risk-transfer market had another record-breaking year for transactions in 2019, according to Eckler’s latest report. Transactions for the year came to $5.2 billion, with ...

IMCO creating policy research internships at C.D. Howe Institute

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The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is supporting six paid internships at the C.D. Howe Institute for summer 2020. “The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a challenging ...

Commercial litigation finance demand fuelled by coronavirus

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In legal circles, it has always been thought that crises breed litigation. And while that appears to be the case in the current crisis, it ...

What does coronavirus mean for institutional investors engaged in aviation leasing?  

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With air traffic expected to drop by almost 50 per cent in 2020, institutional investors that use aircraft leasing as part of their investment strategies ...

Pension de-risking and the coronavirus – what now?

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It’s hard to believe that just recently, people weren’t cutting their own hair or binge-watching Tiger King. At the beginning of the year, defined benefit funding ...

Private equity activity slumps in Q1: report

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With volatility rattling public markets, fundraising for private equity deals took a tumble during the first quarter of 2020, according to a new report by ...

Troubled U.S. small business relief program a stopgap measure

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Among the myriad fiscal responses to the coronavirus pandemic, perhaps none has received more attention in the U.S. than the federal programs for small businesses. ...

How can asset managers firm up defences with markets in turmoil?

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The value of total global assets under management grew by 15 per cent in 2019, with institutional investors’ assets reaching $52 trillion, according to a report from the ...

Sustainable investment outperformed in Q1: report

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Sustainable indexes largely outperformed during the first quarter of 2020 amid market turmoil caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to BlackRock Inc.’s latest sustainability report. “While ...

What shape might the economic recovery take?

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With some jurisdictions gently reducing coronavirus-imposed restrictions, institutional investors are beginning to lay out possible scenarios for economic recovery. The terms V- and U-shaped recovery, along ...

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