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FTSE Russell launching climate change index for sovereign bonds

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FTSE Russell is launching a government bond index that weighs countries’ preparedness and resilience to climate change risk. A spin-off of the FTSE world government bond ...

How is fixed income faring amid renewed market volatility?

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With renewed volatility prompting money managers back on their toes, equity markets have been leading investment industry discussions over the past few quarters. Against this backdrop, ...

Canadian pension funds welcome proposed tax changes on U.S. real estate investments

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Canadian pension funds are welcoming proposed regulations from the U.S. Department of the Treasury that clarify the sweeping exemption from U.S. tax on real estate ...

How the Co-operators Group is making an impact with DC investments

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When it comes to investing member contributions, the Co-operators Group Ltd.’s defined contribution pension doesn’t look like many other Canadian plans. For one, it doesn’t ...

OSC sets out priorities for 2019-20 financial year

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The Ontario Securities Commission has laid out its priorities for 2019-20, which focus on promoting confidence in Ontario’s capital markets and reducing regulatory burden. In terms ...

Back to basics on responsible investing

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When ESG, the catch-all acronym for environmental, social and governance, is discussed, a lot of terms are thrown around. As these issues increasingly play into ...

Meeting with Xi signals Trump’s determination to reach deal, says expert  

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As talks of U.S.-China trade tensions dominate headlines, many investors are keeping a close watch. On June 29, 2019, U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese leader ...

Canadian DB plans maintain solvency in Q2

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Canadian defined benefit pension plans maintained their solvency levels through the second quarter of 2019, according to Mercer’s latest pension health index. The index, which ...

CPPIB sells student housing business to Unite Group

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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is selling its student accommodation business Liberty Living to London Stock Exchange-listed Unite Group for about $1.3 billion. The CPPIB ...

CPPIB, OMERS up stake in Indian toll roads, Caisse invests in digital health company

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Indian-based infrastructure conglomerate IndInfravit Trust, whose owners include the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and the infrastructure investment arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement Plan, is ...

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