Emmanuel Matte

Key considerations for investors seeking alpha through active strategies

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In the age old question of whether passive or active investing is the best course, a new paper from Mercer proposed a simple answer: it ...

Caisse, partner adding $200 million to McInnis Cement refinancing

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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Beaudier Inc. are among a group providing $500 million in private capital refinancing to Quebec-based McInnis Cement. Alongside ...

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 ...

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