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Projected Ontario DB pension solvency ratios hit significantly in Q1: FSRA

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The first quarter of 2020 was rough for Ontarian defined benefit pension plans as they experienced the most significant quarterly decline in projected solvency ratios ...

IMCO hiring Nick Chamie as chief strategist

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The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is appointing Nick Chamie as chief strategist to lead the organization’s asset allocation, currency management and fixed income strategies ...

Is it time to revisit insurance-linked securities?

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The outbreak of the novel coronavirus has triggered major corrections in the equity, commodity and debt markets as participants try to gauge the full extent ...

Bank of Canada launches corporate bond purchase program

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Last week marked the beginning of an unprecedented one-year program through which the Bank of Canada is purchasing corporate bonds. The program, originally announced on April ...

Blake Hutcheson succeeds Michael Latimer as OMERS’ CEO

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As reported in December 2019, Blake Hutcheson has succeeded Michael Latimer as the new chief executive officer of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, effective June ...

Statistics Canada says first quarter GDP worst showing since 2009

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Canada’s economy had its worst quarterly showing since 2009 through the first three months of 2020 owing to the novel coronavirus, Statistics Canada said Friday, ...

IIROC nominates three candidates for independent director positions

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The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada is nominating three candidates for upcoming independent director positions on its board. The nominees — Malcolm Heins, Jennifer Newman and Laura Tamblyn ...

MSCI signs licensing deal with Hong Kong Futures Exchange

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MSCI Inc. has signed a licensing agreement with the Hong Kong Futures Exchange Ltd. to introduce 37 futures and options contracts in Hong Kong based on a ...

Pension risk-transfer market sees $5.2BN in transactions in 2019: report

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The pension risk-transfer market had another record-breaking year for transactions in 2019, according to Eckler’s latest report. Transactions for the year came to $5.2 billion, with ...

IMCO creating policy research internships at C.D. Howe Institute

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The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is supporting six paid internships at the C.D. Howe Institute for summer 2020. “The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a challenging ...

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