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Will well-established alternatives managers come out on top in wake of coronavirus?

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In the wake of the coronavirus fallout, real estate, infrastructure and private debt investors seem to be zeroing in on well-established managers, according to Preqin ...

Are hedge fund activists value creators or just good stock pickers?

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Hedge fund activism is associated with higher short- and long-term returns, but is this because activists are value creators? Or are they just good stock ...

Ontario Teachers’ investing in U.S. video games developer

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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is taking part in a US$1.78-billion funding round for Epic Games Inc., a U.S. video game and software developer. In addition to ...

Public equity performance boosts Canadian DB plans in second quarter: report

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Strong public market performance helped Canadian defined benefit pension plans reverse their first-quarter losses, according to a new report by BNY Mellon Asset Management Canada. The median ...

What does an increase in long-term government debt issuance mean for pension plans?

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As part of the federal government’s debt management strategy, it’s increasing long-term debt issuance. In particular, the government will be increasing issuance of the 10-year and ...

DC plan member education increasingly important: report

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Defined contribution plan members saw a bounce-back in equity markets in the second quarter of 2020, boosting their gross income replacement ratios from the lows ...

N.S. Pension Services Corp. reports $12-billion AUM in 2019 results

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Nova Scotia Pension Services Corp. finished 2019 with almost $12 billion in assets under management and reported sharply diverging year-end results for the two pension plans ...

Ontario Teachers’ buying stake in New Zealand pathology business

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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and the New Zealand Superannuation Fund are each taking on a 50 per cent stake in New Zealand-based pathology business, Asia Pacific ...

Caisse appoints Marc-André Blanchard as EVP, head of CDPQ global

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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is appointing Marc-André Blanchard as executive vice-president and head of CDPQ Global, effective Sept. 8, 2020. In the new ...

OCIO models may become more attractive in current market: report

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The current market environment may change the way US institutional investors manage their assets going forward. For instance, corporate DB pension plans are expected to increasingly seek ...

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