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Asset managers reluctant to ink commitment to ESG into official product documents

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While many investors say they apply environmental, social, and governance considerations in their investment processes, few actually include them in formalized product documents. According to a report ...

Caisse regrouping private equity activity under Charles Émond

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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is regrouping all of its private equity activities in Quebec and abroad under the leadership of Charles Émond, ...

80% of institutional investors planning to raise allocations to China: survey

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Four in five (80 per cent) global institutional investors are planning to significantly or moderately increase their allocations to investments in China over the next ...

Five Canadian pension funds rank in top 100 global asset managers: report

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 Twelve of the 25 top global asset owners were pension funds as of year-end 2018, according a new report by Willis Towers Watson’s Thinking Ahead ...

Shifts underneath the surface of institutional alternative asset allocations

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While the amount of alternative assets in institutional portfolios is holding relatively steady, the type of investments making up allocations to alternatives are shifting. Current allocations ...

Alberta pension plan split not about efficiency, says former CEO of AIMCo

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The former chief executive officer of the organization that would administer a separate Alberta pension plan says the proposed switch from the Canada Pension Plan ...

Less than 12% of senior roles in alternatives industry held by women, research finds

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In 2019, more women are working in private capital and hedge funds than there were two years prior. However, a significant gender imbalance remains ...

Ivanhoé Cambridge invests in German office real estate vehicle

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Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, is acquiring a strategic equity stake in German real estate vehicle, ...

Institutional investors using a mix of strategies to tackle sustainability concerns

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The majority (70 per cent) of global institutional investors agree that sustainability will play a more important role in investments over the next five years, according ...

Digging into equities in developed Asia and the Pacific

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 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe’s economic policies, known as ‘Abenomics,’ have led to big improvements in corporate governance in the country, says Iain Campbell, a ...

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