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Are institutional investors moving into cryptocurrency?

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Institutional investors appear to be making some tentative forays into the world of cryptocurrencies. A research note published by investment firm Cambridge Associates said it may be time ...

Q1 2019: strong for Canadian DB plans

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After December 2018 wreaked havoc on the markets, ending the year on a sour note for many Canadian defined benefit pension plans, most of ...

Should China’s debt levels worry institutional investors?

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China’s debt situation appears dramatic, but worries about it shouldn’t necessarily deter institutions looking at investing in the country, says Andy Rothman, investment strategist at ...

Ontario Teachers’ posts 2.5% return for 2018 amid volatile investment environment

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 The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan posted a net return of 2.5 per cent for 2018, down from 2017’s net return of 9.7 per cent. The pension ...

Tackling climate change at the Caisse

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One of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec’s investment priorities is addressing climate change, said Stephen Kibsey, the plan’s vice-president of emerging risks, ...

OPTrust returns 1% in ‘worst year for markets’ since financial crisis

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In a challenging market environment, the OPSEU Pension Trust returned one per cent in 2018, down from a 9.5 per cent return in 2017. “OPTrust’s objective ...

Practical uses for AI in the investment management industry

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While the term artificial intelligence was first coined in 1956 and has come in and out of vogue, it’s likely here to stay this time, ...

Institutional investor confidence lags even as equities recover: survey

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With Brexit looming, European investor confidence dipped while North American confidence rose slightly in March compared to February, according to State Street Corp.’s latest global investor ...

BCI to oppose proposed Goldcorp and Newmont Mining merger

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The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. said on April 4, 2019 it will vote against the proposed merger of Goldcorp Inc. and Newmont Mining Corp., ...

Long-duration fixed income still in demand as U.S. yield curve inverts

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With turbulent equity markets, fixed income has a major role to play as defined benefit pensions look to more closely match their liabilities and investments, says ...

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