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Long-Term Stock Exchange opens for business

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A new stock exchange aimed at serving companies and investors that share a long-term vision has opened its doors. The Long-Term Stock Exchange will trade U.S. ...

Caisse investing in U.S. subscription commerce platform

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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, alongside existing investors, is investing US$185 million in subscription commerce platform AppDirect Inc. The funding brings the total ...

FSRA estimating jump in DB pension solvency off rebound in markets

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The median projected solvency ratio for Ontario’s defined benefit pension plans increased to 90 per cent at the end of 2020’s second quarter, up from ...

PIAC disputes recommendation for further regulation of proxy advisory firms

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The Pension Investment Association of Canada took issue with some of the recommendations drafted by Ontario’s capital markets modernization task force, specifically those related to proxy advisory ...

FSRA seeking input on draft guidance for DB pension asset transfers

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The Financial Services Regulatory Authority is seeking stakeholder input on draft guidance on providing consent for asset transfer transactions under the Pension Benefits Act. Aiming to support predictability ...

SHARE, Groupe Investissement Responsable launching new Canadian proxy voting company

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The Shareholder Association for Research and Education and Groupe Investissement Responsable Inc. are creating a joint venture to provide proxy voting services to institutional investors ...

ADB forecasts developing Asian economies in recession in 2020

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Developing economies in Asia will contract in 2020, the first such downturn in nearly 60 years, the Asian Development Bank said Tuesday in an update ...

OTIP employees joining CAAT’s DBplus

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The Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan and its group of companies is the latest employer to join the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology’s DBplus pension ...

OMERS Ventures participates in funding round for Canadian competitive intelligence company

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The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System’s venture capital arm, OMERS Ventures, is participating in a series-A funding round for Klue, a Vancouver-based competitive enablement company, ...

What will coronavirus mean for pension investors in the long-term?

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Real estate, a long-time stable, returns-generating asset class for pension plans, may no longer be as solid due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. “A pretty ...

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