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Navigating the trend towards passive investing

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The majority of global pension plans believe the rise of passive investment funds is a foundational change in how they now manage their portfolios, recognizing ...

How to apply investment principles to your own life in 2019

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When it comes to investment principles, you probably think of your job as an institutional investor or a pension plan manager. Occasionally, you may think ...

Federal Reserve raises key interest rate, but dials back expectations

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Yesterday, the Federal Reserve announced it will raise the target range for the federal funds rate by a quarter point and dialed back its expected ...

China, interest rates top issues for equity investors in 2019

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For pension plan sponsors interested in equities, the top two issues on the radar for 2019 are China-U.S. trade tensions and interest rate movements, says ...

MFS Investment Management appoints new CIO

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MFS Investment Management appointed  Edward M. Maloney as chief investment officer to take effect on Jan. 1, 2019. He will succeed Michael Roberge, who will continue ...

Pension wealth continues to increase, Statistics Canada

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Pension wealth grew 6.8 per cent in nominal terms in 2017, to approximately $3.8 trillion by the end of the year, said Statistics Canada’s 2017 ...

A look at the ROM pension plan’s merger with CAAT

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While many pension plan sponsors are moving away from defined benefit plans and favouring more affordable defined contribution structures, a new option for plans is ...

Expanding risks, expanding risk frameworks

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At the first Risk Management Conference, 20 years ago, there were many things plan sponsors probably weren’t thinking about. Currency, for example, says Marlene Puffer, ...

Trusteed pension funds’ real estate investments increased in Q2: Stats Can

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According to Statistics Canada, the market value of assets held by Canadian trusteed pension funds grew 0.6 per cent from the first quarter during the ...

Hidden in plain sight

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Bond correlations are a “very dull topic,” admits Edouard Senechal, a senior research analyst on the dynamic allocation strategies team at William Blair. And yet, ...

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