2010 Investment Innovation Conference

Cannabis companies must address the ‘G’ in ESG to attract institutional investors: panel

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Canada’s fledgling cannabis companies should implement strong governance protocols and show they’re attempting to address material environmental and social risks to grow their base of ...

Does VC have a place in DC pension portfolios?

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Traditionally, defined contribution pension funds have not made significant use of venture capital, although over the long-term these assets have tended to perform well. A study ...

Investment manager fees: Is competition working?

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Investment management fees for certain asset classes have declined substantially, especially in sectors where managers have been under pressure from new competitors, cheaper alternative ...

Moving to a sustainability mindset at Concordia University’s pension plan

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In just a few short years, Concordia University’s pension plan has transformed its governance model and investment approach. Before the financial crisis, the university’s plan, like ...

China announces timetable for opening finance industries

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China announced a timetable Friday for carrying out a promise to allow full foreign ownership of some finance businesses, starting with futures traders on Jan. ...

The changing landscape of public and private equities

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The massive uptick in private equity investing is changing how companies raise capital. The private equity industry has grown by 500 per cent since 2000, according ...

The good, the bad and the uncertain: Passive investing’s impact on financial stability

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Does the rise in passive investment strategies have consequences for financial stability? The shift to passive from active appears to be amplifying some risks to financial ...

A look at ESG’s influence on market efficiency

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With the rise in socially responsible investing and quantitative strategies, are institutional investors that incorporate environmental, social and governance factors making markets less efficient and ...

MSCI launches megatrends indexes

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The MSCI Inc. is launching five thematic indexes to track the performance of what it calls ‘megatrends,’ namely the rise of smart cities, the digital ...

Beware of in-house security lending

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Active mutual funds that engage in securities lending through in-house lending agents should raise questions for institutional investors. These funds may “reach for lending fees” by ...

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