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Time for more focus on qualitative characteristics when selecting managers

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It’s no surprise that investors can’t rely on past performance when picking a manager for tomorrow, but it remains a key driver for many investment ...

PIAC suggests changes to IOPS draft guidelines on ESG for pension investors

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In response to the International Organization of Pension Supervisors’ request for comments on developing guidance for pension funds around environmental, social and governance issues, the Pension ...

OPTrust stays ahead of the curve on artificial intelligence

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At a time when making money in the markets is increasingly difficult, technology can provide an edge, says James Davis, chief investment officer at the ...

Regulators consult on Canadian crypto platforms

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The Canadian Securities Administrators and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada jointly published a consultation paper on crypto-trading platforms and are seeking input from ...

Considerations for institutional investors around divestment

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In 2017, New Jersey’s Police and Firemen’s Retirement System took a closer look at its investment in Nike Inc. following an advertising campaign featuring former ...

Market value of trusteed pension plans down in Q3 2018: StatsCan

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Assets held by Canadian trusteed pension funds slumped in market value by 0.7 per cent during the third quarter of 2018, falling to just under ...

HOOPP returns 2.2% in 2018

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 While 2018 was challenging for investors, the year ended on a positive note for the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan, with its assets growing to ...

Putting decent work on corporate agendas

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The Shareholder Association for Research and Education has filed multiple shareholder proposals related to decent work and expects to file more, with the aim of ...

BCI and partners creating Canadian real estate fund

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The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is teaming up with RBC Global Asset Management Inc. and QuadReal Property Group on a project involving $7 billion worth of ...

Getting back to academically validated factors

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With factor investing reaching high levels of popularity, a new paper by Scientific Beta is cautioning that a proliferation of new factors that aren’t academically ...

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