2013 Global Investment Conference

Will emerging Asia outperform against an improving global backdrop?

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With the global economy recently experiencing some significant tailwinds, will that backdrop be enough to push emerging markets, especially Asian economies, to outperform? Signs of stabilization are ...

FSRA releases approach to monitoring DB pension plans

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The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario is seeking feedback on its approach to monitoring single-employer defined benefit pension plans with benefits that could be ...

MSCI urging investment industry to integrate ESG

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In an unusual move for an index provider, MSCI Inc. is urging the investment industry as a whole to incorporate environmental, social and governance issues ...

Easing trade tensions bode well for emerging market stocks

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Several factors are pointing to a possible rebound in emerging market stocks this year. Stocks in China and other developing economies notched solid gains in 2019, ...

Are negative rates coming to Canada?

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There has been a lot of buzz about negative interest rates lately, as the idea that you would have to pay governments to borrow your ...

Bank of Canada keeps key rate target on hold, trims growth expectations for 2020 

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The Bank of Canada is keeping its key interest rate target on hold at 1.75 per cent and forecasting a slower-than-expected start for the Canadian economy in 2020. The central bank says ...

Finding opportunity in hidden bear markets

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Global shares, represented by the MSCI world index, ended 2019 at an all-time high. Their robust 9.5 per cent per annum return during the 2010s ...

Caisse part of construction manufacturing group acquisition

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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is joining forces with the Marcel Dutil family’s Placements CMI and the Fonds de solidarité FTQ to ...

Oxford Properties, AIMCo planning mixed-use development in Ontario

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Oxford Properties Group, the real estate investment arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, and the Alberta Investment Management Corp. are planning to ...

Mark Machin becomes new chairman of FCLTGlobal

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FCLTGlobal, a not-for-profit institute focused on developing research and tools to encourage long-term investing, is appointing Mark Machin, chief executive officer of the Canada Pension ...

Contex Group Inc.