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OSFI temporarily freezes portability transfers, annuity purchases due to coronavirus

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The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions is introducing some measures to help federally regulated private defined benefit pension plans get through the difficult ...

Ontario Teachers’ posts 10.4% gains for 2019, focuses on maintaining certainty

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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan posted a net return of 10.4 per cent for 2019, bringing net assets to $207.4 billion. Its $20.2 billion in investment income represents an ...

Coronavirus, capital calls and liquidity in private market investments

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In the current market environment, liquidity is top of mind for pension plans, says Jason Campbell, principal at Eckler Ltd. For example, despite a company’s potential ...

Opportunities for small pension plans in Canada’s lower, middle private-equity market

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For smaller pension funds looking to access private equity opportunities, the lower and middle part of the Canadian market should be very attractive, says Tracey ...

Will coronavirus push changes to the CAP landscape forward?

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With the federal government easing the withdrawal requirements for registered retirement income funds in a bid to alleviate the harm to retirees’ portfolios caused by ...

Should early access to retirement funds be allowed due to coronavirus?

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With many people around the world facing layoffs due to business shutdowns caused by the coronavirus, financial stress is pervasive. In Australia, the government is allowing ...

Bank of Canada cuts key interest rate target to 0.25 per cent

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The Bank of Canada cut its key interest target by half a percentage point to 0.25 per cent in an unscheduled rate announcement Friday. The central ...

How are institutional investors weighing the risks, opportunities of the energy transition?

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If climate change represents one of the largest systemic risks the global economy has ever faced, dealing with its ramifications is going to move a ...

Institutional investors increasing focus on renewables in infrastructure investments

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When it comes to global infrastructure investments, Canadian pension funds are at the forefront. In fact, seven Canadian institutional investors made the list of the top ...

U.S. pensions eyeing probability of domestic recession

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U.S. pension plan sponsors see a decent chance of a U.S. recession as a result of the spread of the coronavirus. Indeed, according to recent a ...

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