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Does your active manager have an edge?

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Asset managers often use complex approaches when stewarding the capital of their clients. Consider a discretionary active manager seeking to gain an edge: The ...

Massive drop in VC deal count in Q1 2019

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Venture capital funds had an expensive first quarter of the year, investing US$32.6 billion, the second highest quarter in the last decade, according to data ...

The importance of VC skill in the screening process

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Venture capitalists provide value for investors seeking to make allocations to early-stage or emerging firms, according to research from Rustam Abuzov, a PhD candidate at ...

The case against hedge fund activism

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While shareholder activism is a hot topic among institutional investors, where hedge funds are concerned, it doesn’t seem to have much impact on investee company ...

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, ...

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