capital markets

Investing in a low interest rate environment

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While interest rates have risen, they remain low by long-term historical standards, causing challenges for long-term investors like pension funds. “Because we’re a pension plan, we ...

Private capital dry powder tops US$2 trillion

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Fund managers have quite a bit of private capital  available to deploy, to the tune of US$2.1 trillion as of the end of June 2018, ...

Guggenheim, WWF publish guidelines for sustainable infrastructure investing

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Guggenheim Investments and the World Wildlife Fund have commissioned a study to review sustainability standards for multi-stakeholder infrastructure programs, noting the need for further clarity as ...

Preparing pension investments for an annuity purchase

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Many defined benefit plans’ funded statuses are in relatively good territory, but with an uncertain investment atmosphere on the horizon, is now a good time ...

In an ever-changing Brexit situation, what should investors consider?

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Political risk is here to stay and must be incorporated into investment analysis, said Johanna Kyrklund, global head of multi-asset investments at Schroders, in a ...

Developing ESG, infrastructure considerations for investors in Asia

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The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has been busy, launching a US$500 million credit portfolio comprised of infrastructure-related corporate bonds, quasi-sovereign bonds and green bonds. The Beijing-based ...

With uncertainty surrounding Brexit, is a second referendum the “least bad” solution?

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Brexit is “what seems to be the most chaotic set of political developments in any western country for quite some time,” said Iain Begg, professor ...

ESG move to mainstream boosts demand for data: report

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While there aren’t consistent definitions around the inclusion of environmental, social and governance issues in investing, factoring them into the investment process is now mainstream, which is increasing the ...

Populism here to stay, economy already feeling the consequences

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Rewind to 2017. It was a very unusual year, with global growth receiving a boost from a combination of ultra-supportive financial conditions, a temporary boom ...

City of York pension plan joins OMERS

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The Corporation of the City of York Employee Pension Plan officially transferred the management of its assets and liabilities to the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement ...

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