Coronavirus

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

CAAT pension plan returns 16% in 2019, well-positioned to weather coronavirus storm  

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The Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan saw a strong 2019, delivering a 16 per cent return, net of investment management fees, while ...

Q&A: Oil prices go negative. What does that mean?

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The world is awash in oil, there’s little demand for it and we’re running out of places to put it. That in a nutshell explains Monday’s strange ...

Tech, health care set to be winning sectors for institutional investors during, after pandemic

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While equity markets took substantial hits as the coronavirus pandemic arrived in North America, technology and health-care companies have performed well and are set to be long-term winners for ...

Managing a real estate portfolio amid the coronavirus crisis

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While the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on many asset classes, institutional investors in real estate face a unique set of challenges. Firstly, ...

Bank of Canada would have cut rates on oil shock alone, Poloz tells MPs

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The governor of the Bank of Canada says the central bank would have likely slashed its key interest rate in response to plunging oil prices, ...

How to ease pension plan member anxiety if they can’t access their funds  

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Anxiety is running high for many Canadians who are feeling the immediate financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic due to job losses, reduced work hours ...

IMF: Stung by virus, global economy will shrink 3% in 2020

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Beaten down by the coronavirus outbreak, the world economy in 2020 will suffer its worst year since the Great Depression of the 1930s, the International Monetary ...

CAP members seeking reassurance but not changing investments

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While a flurry of capital accumulation plan member activity might indicate their anxiety amid an economic crisis, not many are choosing to make changes to ...

Pension industry urging feds for relief from coronavirus fallout  

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The Association of Canadian Pension Management and the Pension Investment Association of Canada have sent the federal government their wish lists for actions to help ...

Exploring the impact of coronavirus on commercial litigation finance investments

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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” The above quote from Charles Dickens aptly describes the current environment for the legal ...

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