Coronavirus

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

Coronavirus accelerating long-term secular trends in farmland

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While the coronavirus crisis is impacting many real assets, people still require food and therefore still require farmland. The asset class is a stable one and ...

Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre introduces DB pension mid-pandemic

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While many Canadians likely started the year worried about retirement savings as the markets were ravaged by the coronavirus fallout, some employers continued to introduce ...

Where can pension funds find returns in a low interest rate environment?

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Investors were already feeling the pressures of historically low interest rates. Then came the coronavirus pandemic. The Bank of Canada cut its overnight interest rate at ...

Is China’s economic recovery sustainable?

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China’s V-shaped economic recovery continued for a fourth consecutive month in June, led by strong domestic demand. And if the novel coronavirus remains under control, ...

Caisse de dépôt posts negative 2.3 per cent return in first six months of 2020

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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec says the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic resulted in posting a negative return of 2.3 per cent during the first ...

Will well-established alternatives managers come out on top in the wake of coronavirus?

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In the wake of the coronavirus fallout, real estate, infrastructure and private debt investors seem to be zeroing in on well-established managers, according to Preqin ...

Public equity performance boosts Canadian DB plans in second quarter: report

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Strong public market performance helped Canadian defined benefit pension plans reverse their first-quarter losses, according to a new report by BNY Mellon Asset Management Canada. The median ...

DC plan member education increasingly important: report

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Defined contribution plan members saw a bounce-back in equity markets in the second quarter of 2020, boosting their gross income replacement ratios from the lows ...

OCIO models may become more attractive in current market: report

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The current market environment may change the way US institutional investors manage their assets going forward. For instance, corporate DB pension plans are expected to increasingly seek ...

Are private equity managers balancing fundraising and deployment?

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Private equity fundraising slowed in the second quarter of 2020, reaching only US$116 billion, its lowest quarterly point since the first quarter of 2018, according ...

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