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Number of indexes on the rise, led by fixed income: report

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The number of indexes at an investor’s fingertips grew by 12 per cent (or 438,000) in 2018, rising to 3.72 million distinct indexes globally as of ...

To divest or not to divest? CalSTRS’ CIO talks firearms and private prisons

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On Nov. 7, 2018, the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) announced that it will be divesting from two U.S. publicly-held companies that operate private ...

Pension funds comprise more than half of world’s largest asset holders: report

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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is one of the top 20 asset owners in the world, at US$283.45 billion, making it one of the ...

When it comes to DB plans, what do members want to know?

In the midst of financial literacy month, what does member education look like in a defined benefit world where members don’t have to actively make ...

Italy, equities and the European Commission’s autumn economic forecast

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On Thursday November 8, the European Commission published its 2018 Autumn Economic forecast, predicting that in 2019 Italy’s deficit will increase to 2.9 per cent ...

A relatively flat quarter for the CPP Fund

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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board announced that the CPP Fund ended its second quarter of fiscal 2019 (September 30, 2018), with a $1.7 billion ...

Certainty or volatility? U.S. midterm results

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With the Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections, Angus Sippe, portfolio manager at Schroders shares his views on what the ...

Canadian DB pension plans see weak but positive gains in Q3

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Canadian defined benefit pension plans saw a median return of 0.42 per cent in the third quarter of 2018, according to BNY Mellon Asset Servicing’s universe ...

With a new leader, is Brazil open for business or more volatile?

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A contentious election in Brazil that’s held the attention of the global investing community came to a conclusion on Oct. 28, 2018, with far-right congressman ...

Former OTPP staff launch private equity firm

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Two of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan’s former managing directors are opening a new private equity firm, Peloton Capital Management. Founding managing partners Steve Faraone ...

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