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HOOPP returns 2.2% in 2018

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 While 2018 was challenging for investors, the year ended on a positive note for the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan, with its assets growing to ...

Putting decent work on corporate agendas

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The Shareholder Association for Research and Education has filed multiple shareholder proposals related to decent work and expects to file more, with the aim of ...

BCI and partners creating Canadian real estate fund

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The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is teaming up with RBC Global Asset Management Inc. and QuadReal Property Group on a project involving $7 billion worth of ...

Getting back to academically validated factors

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With factor investing reaching high levels of popularity, a new paper by Scientific Beta is cautioning that a proliferation of new factors that aren’t academically ...

Incorporating climate scenarios into financial modelling

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While investors are familiar with stress-testing their portfolios for various economic scenarios from a bottom-up perspective, a new tool is now available to incorporate climate ...

CAAT funding status reaches 120%

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The Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan has reached a going-concern funding status of 120 per cent as of Jan. 1, 2019, up ...

Emerging market private capital activity on the rise: report

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Private capital allocations to emerging markets hit unprecedented levels in 2018, totalling US$90 billion raised in private capital vehicles during the year and $US70 billion ...

Using green bonds to bridge sustainable development goal funding gap

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While 17 per cent of current investments by large public corporations are green, fewer than five per cent of corporate green investments in 2017 were ...

Back to basics on private credit

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Canadian institutional investors are taking on more private credit, both as a replacement for equity, as well as a tool to enhance their fixed-income allocations, ...

CAPSA update on use of leverage in pension plans

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The Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities has released an update on pension plans using leverage. “What makes it of particular interest to pension regulators now, ...

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