Coronavirus

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

Employers permitted to suspend DC pension contributions, says FSRA

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The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario has confirmed it will permit a suspension of employer contributions to defined contribution pension plans on a temporary basis. However, ...

Coronavirus casting light on different ESG issues

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The coronavirus pandemic is hastening certain trends that institutional investors incorporating environmental, social and governance issues have been eyeing for some time. One trend is the democratization ...

UTAM pension portfolio sees 13% return for 2019

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The University of Toronto Asset Management Corp. has earned a 13 per cent return on its pension portfolio for 2019, and a 12.9 per cent ...

Nova Scotia Teachers’ returns 12.36%, cautions about coronavirus impact

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The Nova Scotia Teachers’ Pension Plan is bracing for the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on its assets as it reported a 78.2 per cent funded ...

A tough first quarter for pension managers’ pooled funds

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 It’s no surprise that pension funds had a rough first quarter of 2020 and the latest data from Morneau Shepell Ltd.’s universe of pension managers’ ...

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, ...

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