complex assets

How to evaluate a defined benefit OCIO provider

|

Outsourced chief investment officers, or OCIOs, are a service model where a pension plan sponsor or other institutional investor delegates certain decision-making responsibilities to ...

What does the future hold for interest rates?

|

With the U.S. Federal Reserve scheduled to announce its latest rate decision on Wednesday, what can institutional investors expect? Rob Almeida, global investment strategist at MFS Investment ...

Interest rising in active/passive hybrid strategies for TDFs

|

Fee compression is putting pressure on those seeking to launch new target-date funds to be more innovative, prompting managers to consider more customization techniques, according to research ...

Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Pension Plan bouncing back under JSPP model

|

Rewind to August 2015. The Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Pension Plan was underfunded on both a solvency and going-concern basis, at 43.7 per cent ...

Could plastic become the next stranded asset?

|

Recent research by MSCI Inc. is suggesting conventional virgin plastic could become the next stranded asset. The move toward electric vehicles and global efforts to reduce ...

The role of dividend strategies in equity investing

|

Investors seeking regular income are limited because traditional sources aren’t producing the results they used, says Dave Makarchuk, partner and Western Canada wealth business leader ...

PRI announces award winners

|

The Principles for Responsible Investment has announced the winners of its inaugural awards. In the category of Active Ownership Project of the Year, Platform Living Wage Financials, a ...

A practical look at responsible investing at the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

|

As environmental, social and governance issues are increasingly recognized as material factors when considering investments and amid growing stakeholder pressure, many options are available for ...

What looking back on the history of an index tells investors

|

Indexes have been around for decades, but what does all of that accumulated data actually tell investors? The Russell 3000 index, which was created in 1984, ...

Telus Communications shares journey moving from DB to DC pensions

|

Since Telus Communication Inc.’s journey from defined benefit pension plans to defined contribution began in 1996, it’s come a long way, but it’s far from over. During ...

Transcontinental Media G.P.