asset allocation

SNC Lavalin announces 407 deal with OMERS a no-go

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In April, the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System’s infrastructure arm signed an agreement with SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. to buy a 10.01 per cent stake in ...

Saudi Arabia to join MSCI emerging markets index

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As of close of business on May 28, some Saudi Arabian stocks will be included in the MSCI Inc.’s emerging markets and ACWI indexes as ...

UTAM pension portfolio returns negative 1.6% in 2018

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In a challenging year for global equity markets, with fixed income returns below average, the University of Toronto Asset Management Corp.’s pension portfolio returned a ...

Institutional investors support anti-extremism effort in wake of Christchurch attack

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A group of 55 New Zealand and global institutional investors representing more than NZ$5 trillion in assets under management have added their support to the ...

PIAC disappointed ESG, gender diversity, say-on-pay missing from OSC proposed priorities

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The Pension Investment Association of Canada has written to the Ontario Securities Commission noting its disappointment that the OSC’s proposed 2019-2020 statement of priorities didn’t ...

CPPIB returns 8.9% in 20th year investing, first year with additional contributions

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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board returned a net annual 8.9 per cent at fiscal 2019 year-end, with assets increasing by $35.9 billion to $392 ...

What can the U.S. Federal Reserve do about climate change risk?

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While other government agencies have the responsibility for preparing for climate change, the Federal Reserve does use its authority and tools to prepare financial institutions ...

OPTrust highlights climate change, gender diversity in report

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The OPSEU Pension Trust is highlighting its responsible investing efforts in its fourth yearly report. The report’s key themes included the pension fund’s focus on better measuring its ...

CAPSA issues guidance on using annuity quotes for solvency or hypothetical windup liabilities

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Generally, when a pension plan goes through a solvency or hypothetical windup valuation, the actuaries will value some of the expected liabilities as commuted lump-sum ...

Trends in factor investing

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While factor investing isn’t new, the way investors are accessing and using factors is changing, says Mark Carver, global head of factor index products at ...

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