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AIMCo board completes volatility trading strategy review

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The Alberta Investment Management Corp.’s board of directors has completed its review of a volatility trading strategy, known as VOLTS, that resulted in $2.1 ...

Statistics Canada analysis suggests small hit to inflation from pandemic

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Statistics Canada says Canadians’ buying patterns changed so much during the coronavirus pandemic that its measure of consumer inflation went a little wobbly. The agency previously reported that ...

Saint John Airport staff join CAAT’s DBplus

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Firefighters, administrative and infrastructure maintenance personnel at the Saint John Airport are among the newest members to join the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension ...

BCI releases ESG strategy

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The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. has released its environmental, social and governance strategy, which outlines its beliefs, principles, governance and how its investment strategies ...

CPPIB leads financing tranche for animal-free dairy company, appoints senior advisor for Europe

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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is leading a new tranche of financing for animal-free dairy company, Perfect Day Inc. The financing marks an expansion of ...

PSP Investments sees -0.6% net return for fiscal year

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The Public Sector Pension Investment Board posted a negative 0.6 per cent net return for the fiscal year, which ended March 31, 2020. Severe market declines ...

Largest Canadian pensions positioned to manage coronavirus risks: Fitch

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Canada’s largest pension funds are expected to weather the ongoing market turmoil within their respective ratings because of their long time horizon, ability to adjust contribution rates ...

Dry powder in distressed private capital space at record high

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There’s a record amount of dry powder sitting in the distressed private capital space, according to new data from Preqin. Between distressed debt, special situations and turnaround ...

Liberals foresee high unemployment, $343 billion deficit due to coronavirus

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Nearly two million Canadian workers could remain unemployed this year, according to forecasts in the federal government’s long-awaited “fiscal snapshot.” The document released Wednesday details how ...

Is it time for pension plan sponsors to revisit risk tolerance?

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The coronavirus crisis may be a signal for some pension plan sponsors that it’s time to revisit their appetite for risk. A typical asset-liability study involves ...

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