asset allocation

OMERS to buy 10% stake in 407 from SNC-Lavalin Group

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The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System is buying a stake in 407 International Inc. from SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. Under the deal, which is expected to be ...

Craning to see the horizon: Is the bull run in U.S. real estate over

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Real estate remains a popular asset class for institutional investors seeking to diversify their sources of real returns. As the economic cycle reaches its late ...

Are institutional investors moving into cryptocurrency?

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Institutional investors appear to be making some tentative forays into the world of cryptocurrencies. A research note published by investment firm Cambridge Associates said it may be time ...

How emerging markets can address the retirement challenge

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Emerging markets are facing a retirement crisis that arguably far outweighs that of the countries comprising the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, according to ...

Q1 2019: strong for Canadian DB plans

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After December 2018 wreaked havoc on the markets, ending the year on a sour note for many Canadian defined benefit pension plans, most of ...

Machine learning can help with stock selection: study

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Machine learning can be a useful tool when analysizing public equity options, but users need to understand and mitigate the limitations of the technology, ...

Should China’s debt levels worry institutional investors?

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China’s debt situation appears dramatic, but worries about it shouldn’t necessarily deter institutions looking at investing in the country, says Andy Rothman, investment strategist at ...

Ontario Teachers’ posts 2.5% return for 2018 amid volatile investment environment

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 The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan posted a net return of 2.5 per cent for 2018, down from 2017’s net return of 9.7 per cent. The pension ...

Tackling climate change at the Caisse

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One of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec’s investment priorities is addressing climate change, said Stephen Kibsey, the plan’s vice-president of emerging risks, ...

Investment strategies for frozen DB plans

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Over the course of the last 15 years we have seen an increase in the number of frozen corporate defined benefit plans in Canada. Frozen plans ...

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