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First African infrastructure performance index to launch in Q1 2019

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In the first quarter of 2019, RisCura will be launching what it calls Africa’s first infrastructure performance index in partnership with Africa Investor Capital. The infrastructure ...

Given sharp dips in oil, is it a buy for Canadian pension plans?

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Crude oil suffered a major sell-off in November, the steepest decline the commodity has seen in over a decade. As 2019 gets started, how should ...

Canadian DB plans end 2018 on sour note

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2018 wrapped up on a sour note for Canadian defined benefit plan sponsors, as their solvency positions fell sharply in the fourth quarter of 2018, ...

CPPIB to invest additional CPP contributions

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Starting this week, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board will receive additional Canada Pension Plan contributions to invest as part of a new CPP enhancement. Employer ...

Trends and changes for pension plan sponsors heading into 2019

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The start of a new year is a time to prepare for changes in the year ahead. For pension plan sponsors, there are some key ...

CPPIB increases efforts to promote board diversity

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In an effort to increase board diversity, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board will establish a policy to vote against the chair of the board ...

Institutional investors and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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MSCI Inc. and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development have collaborated on a joint research paper to facilitate discussions about how institutional investors can implement the ...

Investment themes to watch in 2019

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With the new year almost here, there are some interdependent themes investors should watch, such as central banks tightening policy, trade tensions and an increased ...

2019 Market outlook: Emerging market debt and equities show promise

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Heading into the new year, Mercer is cautiously optimistic about emerging market equity and debt and expects emerging market assets to outperform over the medium ...

Canadian real estate expected to show strong performance in 2019 and 2020: LaSalle

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The Canadian and U.S. real estate markets are expected to show strong performance in 2019 and into 2020, according to a new report by LaSalle ...

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