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A shift in mindset: infrastructure disruption

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Faced with technological disruption, plan sponsors may benefit from taking a shorter-term approach to infrastructure investing and focusing on multiple, smaller-scale projects, says Andrew Claerhout, senior ...

Emerging markets showing greater signs of economic stability

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Emerging market equities are expected to show the heftiest returns in 2019, underpinned by a stronger economic background, said William Yun, executive vice-president at Franklin ...

Most institutional investors expect bull market to end, but planning minimal portfolio allocation changes: survey

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While many investors expect the U.S. bull market to end in 2019, some institutional investors are planning changes to their allocation strategy or return assumptions, ...

Via Rail Pension Plan Case Study: Increasing allocations to cash

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Via Rail’s defined benefit plan is maturing, with about 70 per cent of liabilities tied to retirees or deferred members. To adapt to this changing demographic ...

Upcoming Trump-Xi Meetings: What investors should be thinking about

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Later this week, United States President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are set to meet at the G20 summit in Argentina. So, what ...

Dividend payments, pension deficits among topics in new government consultation

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The federal government is asking Canadians to weigh in on a consultation paper that tackles issues related to underfunding, insolvency and pension plans. The topics open ...

Is intellectual property the next big alternative asset?

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Country music icon Dolly Parton has learned through her career the value of even a small piece of intellectual property. In 1974, when Elvis Presley ...

Should investors be worried about a ‘retail apocalypse?’

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Whether it’s Black Friday lineups or online shopping on Cyber Monday — investors may be questioning what the rise in online shopping means for brick-and-mortar ...

Could climate change turn Canada’s Arctic into an emerging market?

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As climate change restructures the Canadian Arctic year by year, institutional investors should be paying attention to this all but undeveloped economy, according to one ...

Reducing the carbon footprint of portfolio companies

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When it comes to de-risking and finding opportunities related to climate, PGGM is taking steps to reduce the carbon footprint of its portfolio companies and ...

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