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PIAC comments on CAPSA draft 2019-2022 strategic plan

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Although the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities’ has yet to release its draft 2019-2022 strategic plan publicly, the Pension Investment Association of Canada ...

FTSE Russell to establish indicative digital assets index

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FTSE Russell, alongside DAR Data Services, will be launching an indicative digital assets index to test and evaluate a benchmark for the most actively traded ...

Finding alpha in emerging markets

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Over the past years, the MSCI emerging markets equity index has formed weighting biases and shortcomings, says David Dali, portfolio strategist at Matthews Asia, who ...

OPB returns 1.8% in challenging investment environment

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In a challenging 2018 market environment, the Ontario Pension Board finished the year with an annual investment return of 1.8 per cent, down from 10.8 ...

Time for more focus on qualitative characteristics when selecting managers

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It’s no surprise that investors can’t rely on past performance when picking a manager for tomorrow, but it remains a key driver for many investment ...

PIAC suggests changes to IOPS draft guidelines on ESG for pension investors

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In response to the International Organization of Pension Supervisors’ request for comments on developing guidance for pension funds around environmental, social and governance issues, the Pension ...

OPTrust stays ahead of the curve on artificial intelligence

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At a time when making money in the markets is increasingly difficult, technology can provide an edge, says James Davis, chief investment officer at the ...

Regulators consult on Canadian crypto platforms

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The Canadian Securities Administrators and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada jointly published a consultation paper on crypto-trading platforms and are seeking input from ...

Considerations for institutional investors around divestment

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In 2017, New Jersey’s Police and Firemen’s Retirement System took a closer look at its investment in Nike Inc. following an advertising campaign featuring former ...

Market value of trusteed pension plans down in Q3 2018: StatsCan

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Assets held by Canadian trusteed pension funds slumped in market value by 0.7 per cent during the third quarter of 2018, falling to just under ...

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