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Accessing alternatives through the secondary market

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Current economic factors like low bond yields, which make it quite difficult for pension plans to meet their long-term return requirements, are driving institutional investors ...

A look at the ‘big rock decisions’ for DC plan sponsors

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When it comes to defined contribution pension plans, some “big rock” decisions for plan sponsors have the most impact on member outcomes, while other decisions ...

Customized hedge funds growing in popularity: survey

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In the hedge fund market, customized products are growing in popularity, leading institutional investors to optimize existing relationships and strengthen partnerships with a more concentrated ...

Institutional investors interested in digital assets: survey

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Almost half (47 per cent) of institutional investors are interested in including digital assets in their investment portfolios, according to a survey by Fidelity Investments Inc. The study, which ...

IMCO releases 2018 annual report, investment results to be announced by clients

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After starting to manage assets for it’s first two clients in July 2017, the Investment Management Corp. of Ontario has released its 2018 annual ...

Should institutional investors consider a balanced portfolio 2.0?

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While traditionally, balanced portfolios had 60 per cent in stocks and 40 per cent in bonds, about 90 per cent of the risk budget went ...

N.S. teachers’ pension plan funded status on the decline

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The Nova Scotia Teachers’ pension plan posted a net loss in assets for 2018, down to $4.94 billion from $5.11 billion at the end of 2017. On ...

Pooled pension fund managers rebound in 2019

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Pooled pension fund managers bounced back in the first quarter of 2019, posting a median return before management fees of 8.3 per cent, up from ...

Dutch pension fund, FTSE Russell create custom sustainable index

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Amid the growing popularity of incorporating environmental, social and governance factors in investing, a Dutch pension fund is partnering with index-provider FTSE Russell to design ...

Exploring the active nature of target-date funds

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Looks aren’t a solid basis on which to form a long-term relationship and neither is the surface-level appearance of a target-date fund. “In a perfect world, ...

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