Coronavirus

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

Is inflation back on institutional investors’ minds?

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While massive monetary policy response didn’t drive inflation following the 2008/09 financial crisis, institutional investors are mulling over whether things may be different this time. The global economy has ...

Institutional investors looking to raise emerging market exposures: research

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Historically, many institutional investors have been wary of emerging markets despite their growing role in the global economy, but the tide may be shifting, according ...

Four trends to watch in China through the recovery

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In China, keeping the novel coronavirus under control is key to maintaining the economic recovery, and there are reasons to be optimistic, despite a breakdown ...

How DC pension investments weathered the pandemic storm

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Defined contribution plan members are contending with volatile equity markets, ultra-low interest rates and the threat of inflation as the country’s economy begins its tentative ...

Rogers Communications keeps staff engaged in retirement savings

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In considering changes to its retirement savings programs, Rogers Communications Inc. is generally focused on three main internal and external factors: regulatory changes, employee feedback ...

Canadian model offers lessons for U.S. public pensions: report

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In the wake of the pandemic-related market volatility that battered already challenged public sector defined benefit plans in the U.S., a recent paper by New ...

In perfect balance: Different approaches to rebalancing pension portfolios

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The recent market turmoil caused by the coronavirus crisis has increased the focus on rebalancing decisions for many Canadian pension plans. As certain asset classes outperform ...

Economists agree we’re in a recession, but there’s little consensus on why

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Economists say there is no doubt that Canada is experiencing a recession, but the exact criteria determining one is underway can be fraught with confusion. Broadly ...

Canadian economy posted record drop in second quarter due to pandemic

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The Canadian economy suffered its worst three-month stretch on record in the second quarter as the economy came to a near halt in April before ...

Fed: Rates to stay ultra low even after inflation picks up

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The Federal Reserve announced a significant change Thursday in how it manages interest rates by saying it plans to keep rates near zero even after ...

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