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U.S. DB plans looking to de-risk over next decade

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While 2018 was a strong year for de-risking among U.S. defined benefit plans sponsors, a significant portion of the more than $3 trillion in DB ...

Half of institutional investors plan to boost real estate holdings: survey

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Half of global institutional investors are anticipating an increase in their allocations to real estate over the next two years, according to the Pension Real Estate ...

Case Study: Hydro Québec pension plan cautious about credit

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In this late-cycle environment, the Hydro Québec pension plan is cautious about credit and is maintaining its liquidity, says Jean-François Pépin, senior director of financing, ...

Pooled fund pension managers post negative return for Q4 2018: report

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The final quarter of 2018 was choppy for pension managers’ pooled funds as they posted a median return of negative 5.6 per cent, contributing to the ...

Business interruption and cyber incidents top business risks in 2019, survey

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Business interruption and cyber incidents were tied for the top business risks in 2019, according to the 2019 Allianz Risk Barometer. “The big driver with business ...

Investing in a low interest rate environment

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While interest rates have risen, they remain low by long-term historical standards, causing challenges for long-term investors like pension funds. “Because we’re a pension plan, we ...

Private capital dry powder tops US$2 trillion

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Fund managers have quite a bit of private capital  available to deploy, to the tune of US$2.1 trillion as of the end of June 2018, ...

Guggenheim, WWF publish guidelines for sustainable infrastructure investing

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Guggenheim Investments and the World Wildlife Fund have commissioned a study to review sustainability standards for multi-stakeholder infrastructure programs, noting the need for further clarity as ...

Preparing pension investments for an annuity purchase

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Many defined benefit plans’ funded statuses are in relatively good territory, but with an uncertain investment atmosphere on the horizon, is now a good time ...

In an ever-changing Brexit situation, what should investors consider?

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Political risk is here to stay and must be incorporated into investment analysis, said Johanna Kyrklund, global head of multi-asset investments at Schroders, in a ...

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