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A do-it-yourself approach to buy-in annuities

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With an aging population of baby boomers and a general trend toward closing defined benefit pensions, many plan sponsors are facing negative cash flow situations. In ...

Ontario Teachers’ posts -0.4% return for H1, rebalances away from fixed income

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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan posted a negative return of 0.4 per cent in the first half of 2020. “The pandemic has brought some specific challenges,” said ...

Caisse’s real estate arm investing in logistics site in Australia

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Ivanhoé Cambridge, the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec’s real estate arm, is entering into an agreement with real estate logistics specialist LOGOS Group to acquire a ...

Bank of Canada looks for broader input in updating inflation target framework

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The Bank of Canada is turning to the public for input on its inflation-rate target that underlies any changes to the central bank’s trend-setting interest ...

How will China play into Canadian pension portfolios as exposure inches higher?

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The rallying cry that China is simply too significant a part of the world’s economy to leave out of a well-diversified portfolio is about to ...

CFA Institute proposing industry standards for ESG disclosure

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The CFA Institute is calling out the lack of clarity and standardization around environmental, social and governance investment products. In a consultation paper, the organization proposed ...

Short selling could impact company ESG behaviour: study

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Long-term engagement with companies on environmental, social and governance issues has been touted as a route to impact positive change, but a new paper from the ...

Has coronavirus derailed progress of DC decumulation strategies?

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For defined contribution plan members who were intending to retire in the first half of 2020, the market crash caused by the coronavirus may have ...

OMERS Sponsors Corp. changing board structure

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The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System’s Sponsor Corp. board is changing from a co-chair to a chair and vice-chair system. After discussions on changes to the ...

How have Canada’s DB pensions changed over the last decade?

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Whether it’s battling the challenges of plan maturity, increasing longevity, the changing nature of work or difficult financial markets, these so-called golden handcuffs are looking ...

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