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Beware of tortured data

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“If you torture the data long enough, it will confess.” Opening the keynote address at the Northern Finance Association Conference in September with this quote ...

Mercer Canada appoints new CIO

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Mercer Canada has appointed Rachel Volynsky as its new chief investment officer. In the new role, Volynsky will be leading Mercer’s outsourced chief investment officer team ...

A look at cash in the new investment environment

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In the current market environment, there may be good reasons for investors to consider increasing their portfolio’s allocations to cash, according to a new ...

What’s the role of the proxy advisor as rules shift?

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As the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission moves to increase its oversight over proxy voting advisory firms, Horizons ETFs is evolving its proxy voting policies to take on ...

How can investors ask the right questions when performing climate change risk analysis?

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While many institutional investors understand that climate change poses risks to their portfolios, it can be difficult to nail down how to combat it. For a ...

Do pensions need to look at Bitcoin in a world of negative bond yields?

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As crypto currency gains further traction in the global marketplace, do institutional investors have a fiduciary responsibility to examine its potential? Perhaps the answer lies in ...

Caisse among asset managers committing to carbon-neutral investment portfolios by 2050

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An alliance of the world’s largest pension funds and insurers responsible for more than US$2.4 trillion in investments is committing to carbon-neutral investment portfolios by 2050. The ...

PIAC calling for tighter link to asset allocation for PfAD in proposed B.C. pension solvency funding framework

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While the Pension Investment Association of Canada is generally supportive of British Columbia’s proposed solvency funding framework, when it comes to requirements around funding the ...

Why institutional investors should consider private infrastructure projects

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As the gap continues to widen between required infrastructure spending and actual dedicated funds, according to the G20, private infrastructure projects represent a strong opportunity for ...

CPPIB invests in Indonesian toll road, Caisse in job website, OMERS in restaurant technology

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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is making its first infrastructure investment in Indonesia, with the acquisition of a 45 per cent interest in PT Lintas Marga Sedaya, the ...

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