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Rayonier Advanced Materials pension taking on annuity buyout

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Rayonier Advanced Materials is transferring a portion of its Canadian defined benefit plan obligations with a $293-million annuity buyout. Through the transaction, Sun Life will take over ...

2019 Top 40 Money Managers Report: How plan sponsors are hedging portfolio exposure in their own sectors

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Canada’s economy is famously reliant on its rich natural resources, with a heaping helping of financial service providers thrown in for good measure. But when oil ...

Millennials understand role of fixed income better than baby boomers: survey

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Millennials appear to understand how to use fixed income as part of investing for retirement better than older generations, according to a new survey by BNY ...

New University Pension Plan selects inaugural chair of board

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The University Pension Plan is appointing Gale Rubenstein as the inaugural chair of its board of trustees. The UPP will be the province’s first jointly sponsored defined benefit ...

Andrew Claerhout appointed as new partner at Searchlight Capital

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Andrew Claerhout is joining Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P. as a partner, where he’ll share responsibility for leading the firm’s infrastructure investments. Claerhout previously spent  nearly 13 years ...

CPPIB critiqued for investments in carbon intensive companies

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The Canada Pension Plan isn’t taking sufficient action to address climate change, according to a new report by the Corporate Mapping Project and the Canadian Centre ...

Asset managers reluctant to ink commitment to ESG into official product documents

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While many investors say they apply environmental, social, and governance considerations in their investment processes, few actually include them in formalized product documents. According to a report ...

Caisse regrouping private equity activity under Charles Émond

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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is regrouping all of its private equity activities in Quebec and abroad under the leadership of Charles Émond, ...

80% of institutional investors planning to raise allocations to China: survey

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Four in five (80 per cent) global institutional investors are planning to significantly or moderately increase their allocations to investments in China over the next ...

Five Canadian pension funds rank in top 100 global asset managers: report

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 Twelve of the 25 top global asset owners were pension funds as of year-end 2018, according a new report by Willis Towers Watson’s Thinking Ahead ...

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