Coronavirus

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

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 ...

Bank of Canada holds rate steady, says coronavirus economic recovery likely by 2022

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The Bank of Canada kept its key interest rate on hold Wednesday as it said the country’s economy won’t recoup the losses from the coronavirus until ...

How has coronavirus impacted private equity markets?

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The private equity market was on a hot streak coming into 2020 and despite the economic wreckage caused by the coronavirus, fundraising has generally held ...

How financial institutions can navigate a shifting geopolitical order

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The geopolitical systems and institutions that formed after the Second World War are coming under fire and a shift in global order is underway, said ...

Why institutional investors should be wary of inflation

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In the wake of the coronavirus crisis, the stock market has recovered to pre-pandemic levels for various reasons, but institutional investors shouldn’t be overly optimistic ...

What does coronavirus mean for the future of sustainable investing?

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Before the pandemic hit, momentum was building to fight climate change, said Eli Angen, a principal in responsible investing, strategy and risk at the Ontario Teachers’ ...

FSRA speeding up consent process for DB pension asset transfers

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The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario is changing its process for consenting to asset transfers under the Pension Benefits Act, citing the province’s current ...

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