Coronavirus

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

Considerations for DC plan sponsors before suspending employer contributions

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The Canada Revenue Agency is waiving the minimum one per cent employer contribution requirement for defined contribution pension plans for the rest of 2020. To take ...

Institutional investors in waiting game on real estate investment

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Real estate companies, just like many other businesses, are in a bizarre holding pattern, waiting for some of the measures necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic ...

Northleaf introduces matrix to help investors track capital calls, distributions

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In the current market environment, institutional investors worried about cash management want advance notice of when capital calls are coming, says Stuart Waugh, managing partner ...

Transitioning to new normal of remote meetings without compromising governance

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Digital is the new normal for committee and board meetings, so people must get used to it, says Rahul Bhardwaj, president and chief executive officer, ...

Canadian equities were worst hit asset type for fund managers in Q1, report says

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Canadian equities were the worst performing traditional asset category in the first quarter, according to a report that sizes up the financial impact of the novel ...

A 20-year treasury bond; part of $2.99 trillion borrowing

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The U.S. Treasury Department is detailing how it plans to borrow a record-breaking $2.99 trillion in debt this quarter, which will include issuing a 20-year ...

China is on the road to recovery

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China’s economy was the first to suffer the consequences of fighting the novel coronavirus and is the first on the road to recovery. If it ...

Interest in DBplus and OPTrust Select remains amid coronavirus crisis

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The coronavirus crisis is putting new stresses on businesses as they grapple with cash flow and business continuity, but even amid such uncertainty, some employers ...

AIMCo calls reports of losses on volatility strategy ‘dramatically’ overstated

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Recent reports of significant investment losses on the part of the Alberta Investment Management Corp. are overblown, according to chief executive officer Kevin Uebelein. In recent weeks, ...

Valuation uncertainty, not liquidity, driver behind real estate fund suspensions  

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During the global financial crisis, certain real estate funds were suspended because of liquidity constraints, but during the coronavirus downturn, it’s valuation uncertainty that’s causing ...

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