Ed Kane

Geopolitics becoming a primary market driver for institutional investors

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Global protectionism appears to be here for the long haul. While investors may not want to start playing defence just yet, it might be time ...

Five things to consider when hiring (or firing) a portfolio manager

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Historically pension funds and other investors have tended to select investment managers based on their recent investment performance. This can lead to a pension fund ...

Half of companies in carbon-intensive sectors aren’t considering climate risk: report

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Nearly half (46 per cent) of the world’s highest-emitting publicly listed companies aren’t adequately considering climate risk in their operational decision-making, according to a new report. Conducted ...

A longer-term approach to private equity

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BlackRock Inc. is shaking up the private equity industry with a new longer-term approach to the asset class. In April, the firm announced it was ready ...

Playing defence when it comes to investment governance

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In the world of pensions, endowments and foundations, members of governing boards and investment committees are trusted with oversight of pools of capital with significant ...

T. Rowe Price hires new vice-president of institutional sales

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The Canadian branch of T. Rowe Price Inc. has appointed Jonathan Flegg as its new vice-president of institutional sales. Based in Toronto, Flegg’s role will involve providing sales ...

Is there a dark side to transparency and disclosure?

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While investors want more disclosure and transparency, it can come with consequences. When the Securities and Exchange Commission launches an investigation of a firm for financial ...

U.S. likely to avoid recession but data remains weak: outlook

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Central banks seem to be changing their tunes, with the Federal Reserve expected to cut rates twice before the year is out, according to Manulife ...

What risks remain as the cannabis market grows?

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With the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada and a patchwork of regulations governing its use in various states in the U.S., the sector’s influence ...

U.S.-dollar Asian bonds growing in market share

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U.S.-denominated Asian bonds have reached US$1.1 trillion in outstanding bonds and now rank alongside U.S. high yield and bank loans, according to an Invesco Canada ...

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