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Big data helps asset management industry across value chain

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Across the entire asset management value chain, data is helping traditional managers improve, a new study by McKinsey & Company found. Data can improve investment performance ...

Time for more focus on qualitative characteristics when selecting managers

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It’s no surprise that investors can’t rely on past performance when picking a manager for tomorrow, but it remains a key driver for many investment ...

PIAC suggests changes to IOPS draft guidelines on ESG for pension investors

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In response to the International Organization of Pension Supervisors’ request for comments on developing guidance for pension funds around environmental, social and governance issues, the Pension ...

OPTrust stays ahead of the curve on artificial intelligence

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At a time when making money in the markets is increasingly difficult, technology can provide an edge, says James Davis, chief investment officer at the ...

Three blunders of factor investing

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While factor investing can be a powerful tool, it may not be living up to its promise because of three common blunders, according to a ...

Regulators consult on Canadian crypto platforms

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The Canadian Securities Administrators and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada jointly published a consultation paper on crypto-trading platforms and are seeking input from ...

Considerations for institutional investors around divestment

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In 2017, New Jersey’s Police and Firemen’s Retirement System took a closer look at its investment in Nike Inc. following an advertising campaign featuring former ...

Understanding the end-game: Putting hedge funds in context

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One of the difficult parts of operating as an institutional investor is choosing a roster of external managers. It’s particularly hard if your institution hasn’t ...

Market value of trusteed pension plans down in Q3 2018: StatsCan

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Assets held by Canadian trusteed pension funds slumped in market value by 0.7 per cent during the third quarter of 2018, falling to just under ...

HOOPP returns 2.2% in 2018

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 While 2018 was challenging for investors, the year ended on a positive note for the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan, with its assets growing to ...

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