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OTIP employees joining CAAT’s DBplus

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The Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan and its group of companies is the latest employer to join the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology’s DBplus pension ...

OMERS Ventures participates in funding round for Canadian competitive intelligence company

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The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System’s venture capital arm, OMERS Ventures, is participating in a series-A funding round for Klue, a Vancouver-based competitive enablement company, ...

What will coronavirus mean for pension investors in the long-term?

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Real estate, a long-time stable, returns-generating asset class for pension plans, may no longer be as solid due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. “A pretty ...

Why Canadian pension funds should care about a slumping U.S. dollar

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The coronavirus pandemic has hit the U.S. dollar hard, disrupting a dynamic that Canadian pension funds have taken advantage of for years. Unhedged exposure to the ...

Top 300 pension funds’ AUM grows 8% in 2019: research

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The world’s 300 largest pension funds saw their assets under management increase in value by eight per cent in 2019, to a total value of ...

Why the ‘S’ in ESG should stay in spotlight post-pandemic

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Evidence is growing that company standards on social factors are a major risk and opportunity set for institutional investors to examine. The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted many ...

Bâtirente sets new climate commitments for 2025

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Acknowledging that the multi-faceted causes and consequences of climate change call for different methods, Quebec-based pension fund Bâtirente is publishing a new climate commitment. “Effectively supporting ...

Institutional investors eyeing alternative assets as pandemic uncertainty lingers

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Close to half of global institutional investors are planning to increase their allocations to alternatives amid coronavirus-related volatility, according to a new survey by CoreData Research ...

Bank of Canada warns of uneven recovery despite better than expected bounce back

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The Bank of Canada sought Wednesday to temper economic excitement about a sharper-than-expected rebound from the depths of the coronavirus crisis, pointing to worrying trends that ...

CPPIB appoints first chief investment officer

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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing Edwin Cass as its first-ever chief investment officer. In the new role, he’ll be responsible for total fund ...

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