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UTAM looks under the hood at investment managers’ ESG approaches

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Environmental, social and governance issues are key for many Canadian pension plans, but taking meaningful action is easier said than done, especially at small and ...

CIA selects FTSE Russell to represent Canada bond market for commuted-value calculations

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The Canadian Institute of Actuaries has selected FTSE Russell to represent the provincial and investment-grade corporate bond spread to be used for the CIA’s new ...

How can organizations make meaningful improvements to diversity and inclusion?

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In 2019, International Women’s Day was a significant event at the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan because it prompted the launch of ...

ILN launches toolkit to help institutional investors assess decarbonization scenario analysis disclosures

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The Investor Leadership Network has published a new report that includes practical tools to help investors understand and assess companies’ climate-related scenario analysis disclosures. Investors can ...

Federal Reserve sees rates near zero at least through 2023

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The Federal Reserve expects to keep its benchmark interest rate pegged near zero at least through 2023 as it strives to accelerate economic growth and ...

Former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney joins PIMCO global advisory board

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Former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney is joining an advisory board for the Pacific Investment Management Co. PIMCO chief executive Emmanuel Roman says the California-based ...

Long-Term Stock Exchange opens for business

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A new stock exchange aimed at serving companies and investors that share a long-term vision has opened its doors. The Long-Term Stock Exchange will trade U.S. ...

Caisse investing in U.S. subscription commerce platform

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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, alongside existing investors, is investing US$185 million in subscription commerce platform AppDirect Inc. The funding brings the total ...

FSRA estimating jump in DB pension solvency off rebound in markets

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The median projected solvency ratio for Ontario’s defined benefit pension plans increased to 90 per cent at the end of 2020’s second quarter, up from ...

PIAC disputes recommendation for further regulation of proxy advisory firms

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The Pension Investment Association of Canada took issue with some of the recommendations drafted by Ontario’s capital markets modernization task force, specifically those related to proxy advisory ...

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