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Caisse rounds out 2018 with 4.2% return

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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec ended 2018 with a return of 4.2 per cent, beating its benchmark portfolio, which returned 2.4 per cent, ...

OMERS investing in Indian toll-road concessions

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The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System’s infrastructure arm is taking on a 22 per cent stake in IndInfravit Trust, an Indian-based infrastructure conglomerate, for $160 million. IndInfravit, which ...

Revisiting the commuted-value standard

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The Actuarial Standards Board is consulting on changes to key components of how the commuted value for a pension plan is calculated. The commuted-value standard is ...

Ontario DB plans’ solvency drops in last quarter of 2018: FSCO

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Ontario’s defined benefit pension plans had a median solvency ratio of 94 per cent at the end of 2018, according to the Financial Services Commission ...

U.K. government consults on incorporating illiquid assets in DC investments

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A consultation paper by the U.K. government is considering how defined contribution plans could incorporate more illiquid investments. Specifically, the consultation’s proposals include requiring larger DC ...

97% of institutional investors seek non-financial disclosures from investee companies: survey

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The vast majority (97 per cent) of institutional investors said they conduct an evaluation of their target companies’ non-financial disclosures, representing close to a 20 ...

Back to basics on currency hedging

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The world was caught off guard when the U.K. voted to leave the European Union on June 23, 2016, since the majority of polls had ...

Are annuities super bonds?

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Last year was a strong year for the Canadian annuity market and the start of 2019 is looking promising as well, said Marie Desrochers, director ...

What trends are dominating private assets for 2019?

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As alternative investments become ubiquitous among institutional portfolios, harnessing the right strategies will make all the difference in an environment where returns are proving harder ...

DC pension assets surpass DB assets in world’s largest markets: report

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Defined contribution plan assets now account for more than 50 per cent of total assets across the world’s seven largest pension markets, surpassing defined benefit plan assets ...

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