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Fed is likely to reinforce a message of continued low rates

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The Federal Reserve is expected to send a clear message when its latest policy meeting ends Wednesday: Interest rates will likely stay ultra-low for the ...

Ex-Fed Chair Volcker dies, tamed inflation with recession

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Paul Volcker, who as Federal Reserve chairman in the early 1980s elevated interest rates to historic highs and triggered a recession as the price of ...

Will pension plans survive another round of quantitative easing?

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When central banks took on the challenge of saving a drowning global economy during the 2008 financial crisis, pension plans appeared to have plenty to ...

Japan’s GPIF suspends lending to short-sellers indefinitely

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Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund, notably the largest pool of retirement savings in the world, announced Tuesday that it will no longer participate in the lending ...

Institutional investors agree profits can’t be top concern for companies: survey

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The majority of Canadian institutional investors say they don’t think shareholders should take precedent over all other stakeholders, including employees, at a given company, according to a ...

CPPIB investing through India infrastructure fund

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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing up to US$600 million through India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund’s master fund. The agreement commits the CPPIB to investing ...

Bank of Canada deputy governor Timothy Lane says Canadian economy resilient

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The Canadian economy remains resilient despite the global uncertainty caused by the trade war between the United States and China, a senior Bank of Canada official ...

When does active management make sense for large pension funds?

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For many passive investors, the belief in efficient markets is core. But how efficient are markets at different parts of the capitalization spectrum? A new paper ...

PSP buying permanent water rights in Australian orchards

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 The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is buying 89,085 megalitres of permanent water rights from Olam Orchards Australia Pty Ltd. for a total of A$490 ...

Global institutional investors sober as markets rally: survey

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Despite continued strong markets, global institutional investors are apprehensive about what 2020 has in store, with more than half of survey respondents saying they think ...

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