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IMCO creating policy research internships at C.D. Howe Institute

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The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is supporting six paid internships at the C.D. Howe Institute for summer 2020. “The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a challenging ...

What can institutional investors learn from coronavirus crisis?

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As investors begin to digest the extended ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic, certain investment lessons are emerging. For one, investing globally provided diversification opportunities as different ...

Mercer appoints Canadian and U.S. heads of responsible investing

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Mercer is appointing Monika Freyman as Canadian head of responsible investment and David Fanger in the same role for the U.S. In the roles, Freyman and ...

What does coronavirus mean for institutional investors engaged in aviation leasing?  

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With air traffic expected to drop by almost 50 per cent in 2020, institutional investors that use aircraft leasing as part of their investment strategies ...

CPPIB posts 3.1% gain for fiscal 2020 after difficult final quarter

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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board earned a 3.1 per cent net return for its fiscal 2020 year, which ended March 31. Rising to $409.6 billion in ...

Private equity activity slumps in Q1: report

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With volatility rattling public markets, fundraising for private equity deals took a tumble during the first quarter of 2020, according to a new report by ...

How can asset managers firm up defences with markets in turmoil?

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The value of total global assets under management grew by 15 per cent in 2019, with institutional investors’ assets reaching $52 trillion, according to a report from the ...

Sustainable investment outperformed in Q1: report

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Sustainable indexes largely outperformed during the first quarter of 2020 amid market turmoil caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to BlackRock Inc.’s latest sustainability report. “While ...

70% of institutional investors expect ESG integration to become standard practice: survey

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The vast majority (96 per cent) of institutional investors feel they have an important role to play in addressing the world’s most pressing challenges, including climate ...

OMERS closes investment in German fibre technology company

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The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System is closing its previously announced investment in fibre technology company Deutsche Glasfaser Holding. The German company is a provider of ...

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