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China announces timetable for opening finance industries

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China announced a timetable Friday for carrying out a promise to allow full foreign ownership of some finance businesses, starting with futures traders on Jan. ...

The changing landscape of public and private equities

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The massive uptick in private equity investing is changing how companies raise capital. The private equity industry has grown by 500 per cent since 2000, according ...

MSCI launches megatrends indexes

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The MSCI Inc. is launching five thematic indexes to track the performance of what it calls ‘megatrends,’ namely the rise of smart cities, the digital ...

Caisse investing in electric scooters, Norway’s largest pension fund divesting from Canadian oil sands

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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is making a US$50 million equity investment in San Francisco-based electric scooter share firm Bird Rides Inc. The ...

‘Staggering increase’ in global focus on responsible investing: survey

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The majority (85 per cent) of global investment professionals said responsible investing is at least somewhat important to their organization, up from 68 per cent ...

PSP acquiring Australian agriculture firm for A$854 million

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The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is taking over Webster Ltd., an Australian agribusiness company, for A$854 million. While the PSP already owns 19.1 per cent of ...

Ontario Teachers’ launches digital business incubator, CPPIB invests in office campus in California

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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is launching a venture incubator called Koru, which aims to create, test and build scalable new digital businesses. “Koru is a clear demonstration of ...

The dark clouds and silver linings of financial innovation

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In the fall of 2008, James Weatherall, today a professor of logic and the philosophy of science at the University of California, Irvine, was a ...

A look at the diversification benefits of farmland investing for pension funds

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For institutional investors looking at farmland, various strategies are available that span a range of asset classes, from real assets to private equity to venture ...

How Fintech is changing the world of finance

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Fintech includes four areas, all of which are changing the financial industry in different ways. These include peer-to-peer financing, robo-advising or systematic asset management, decentralized finance ...

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