Coronavirus

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

IMCO focusing on liquidity, cost-efficiency amid coronavirus crisis

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The extent of fiscal and monetary intervention in the economy in response to the coronavirus crisis is likely to lead to deficits unlike anything seen ...

Active ownership matters now more than ever amid coronavirus crisis

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At a time of uncertainty caused by the coronavirus crisis, active ownership is more important than ever, says Kevin Thomas, chief executive officer of the ...

What’s next for monetary policy on other side of coronavirus crisis?

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Monetary and fiscal policy-makers around the world are taking different approaches to tackling the current economic crisis, but their actions today will pose challenges down ...

Extreme uncertainty produces extreme opportunities

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The novel coronavirus pandemic has been an enormous human tragedy and its ultimate impact on the global economy remains impossible to predict. For many companies, ...

OSFI easing restrictions on pension portability transfers

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The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions is relaxing its freeze on portability transfers to automatically permit pension plan members who are eligible for ...

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 ...

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