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DC pension plan members want to take risks, but lack knowledge

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Back in 1709, the poet Alexander Pope wrote that a little learning is a dangerous thing and a new study of defined contribution pension plan members finds this ...

Exploring aviation leasing as an asset class

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While pension funds may own traditional asset classes such as buildings, bridges or toll roads, aviation leasing is another asset class available to sophisticated investors. An ...

Canadian DB plan solvency drops off coronavirus scare: reports

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The solvency levels of Canadian defined benefit pension plans are down off the back of roiling equity and bond markets in the wake of the coronavirus ...

PSP Investments subsidiary begins development consultations for Toronto property

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Northcrest Developments, a subsidiary of the Public Sector Pension Investment Board, is launching a development project in Toronto, alongside the Canada Lands Co. The site, known as Downsview, ...

COVID-19 worries possible drag on otherwise strong Canadian structured finance market: report

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While not as strong as 2018, combined new term asset-backed securities, asset-backed commercial paper and covered bond issuances closed out 2019 hitting $81.3 billion, according to a ...

Central banks have pulled the trigger. Now what?

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After a week that saw coronavirus worries wallop equity markets into correction territory, the U.S. Federal Reserve announced a 0.5 per cent rate cut on Tuesday ...

Institutional investors planning to allocate more to private assets: survey

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Close to a quarter (23 per cent) of institutional investors said they plan to reduce their cash balances, according to a new survey by BlackRock ...

Virus spread prompts Fed to slash rates in surprise move

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In a surprise move, the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate by a sizeable half-percentage point Tuesday in an effort to support the economy ...

CPPIB participates in first external investment round of ex-Google self-driving car project

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Google’s former autonomous vehicle project is becoming a more autonomous business by bringing it in its first investors besides its corporate parent. Waymo has secured $2.25 ...

PSP part of consortium taking majority stake in video-telematics company

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The Public Sector Pension Investment Board, along with a consortium of other investors, is acquiring a majority stake in Lytx Inc., a video-telematics company. The investment ...

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