Coronavirus

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

Sustainability in a post-coronavirus world

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People are increasingly viewing the world with a lens that incorporates environmental, social and governance factors, said Andrew Parry, head of sustainable investment at Newton ...

How rebalancing can provide alpha

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The San Bernardino County Employees’ Retirement Association implemented a simple innovation 15 years ago that’s added nearly US$1 billion to the fund’s total value as ...

What’s next for volatility investing?

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Despite some negative headlines about volatility investing after the violent market sell-off in March, plan sponsors shouldn’t write off volatility investing altogether because it can ...

The case for eventual inflation

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While inflation never materialized after the last financial crisis and the subsequent economic expansion, this time will be different, said Erik Weisman, portfolio manager and ...

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 ...

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