Coronavirus

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

Where does securitized credit fit into pension portfolios?

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After the global financial crisis, securitized credit was left with a bad reputation. But it may be time for investors to look at how the ...

TTC pension plan focusing on liquidity amid coronavirus pandemic

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The Toronto Transit Commission Pension Fund Society has been reminded of the importance of liquidity during the coronavirus pandemic, according to Sean Hewitt, the fund’s chief ...

CPPIB earns 5% net return in fiscal Q2

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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board ended its second quarter of fiscal 2021 with net assets of $456.7 billion, up from $434.4 billion at the ...

Bank of Canada deputy warns of long lasting pandemic ‘scars’ on economy

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The second-in-command at the Bank of Canada is warning that economic “scars” from the coronavirus pandemic could become permanent without concerted effort from all Canadians. The pandemic remains ...

Bidenomics: More stimulus, tougher regulation and gridlock

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President-elect Joe Biden will inherit a vulnerable economic recovery under threat from a resurgent virus, likely with a divided Congress that will hinder his ability ...

Ontario DB pension solvency up again in third quarter: FSRA

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The median projected solvency ratio of Ontario’s defined benefit pension plans increased to 94 per cent as of Sept. 30, 2020, up from 90 per ...

Pandemic threatens to undo gender equity progress in workforce: CPPIB report

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Soon after the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, layoffs and the shift to remote working resulted in a 30-year low in female participation in the Canadian workforce, threatening ...

CAP income replacement levels up from all-time lows in March: report

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The average gross income replacement ratio for a typical defined contribution plan member was up at the end of September, according to Eckler Ltd.’s latest ...

Stock markets wobble on uncertainty in U.S. election

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U.S. stock futures and markets around the world are mostly holding steady or ticking higher in early Wednesday trading, but only after spinning through an ...

Canadian DB pension plans post 3% return, buoyed by equities: report

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Canadian defined benefit pension plans posted a median three per cent return in 2020’s third quarter, buoyed by positive performance in equity markets, according to ...

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