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DC pension assets surpass DB assets in world’s largest markets: report

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Defined contribution plan assets now account for more than 50 per cent of total assets across the world’s seven largest pension markets, surpassing defined benefit plan assets ...

Concordia becomes first Canadian university to issue sustainable bond

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Concordia University has launched a sustainable bond, with the aim of financing its share of the university’s new science hub while generating environmental and social benefits ...

More gender diversity needed in alternative investments: report

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Institutional investors are driving efforts to improve gender diversity within the alternative investments space, but there are still major challenges in recruiting, retaining and advancing ...

Canadian DB pensions finish 2018 in negative territory: reports

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Canadian defined benefit pension plans finished 2018 in negative territory, according to two new reports. Pension plans in RBC Investor & Treasury Services’ universe posted an annual ...

Data is an asset class, says OPTrust CIO

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It’s been almost a year since the OPSEU Pension Trust co-launched an investment platform, EdgeCore Internet Real Estate, which builds, owns and operates North American ...

Where to focus investment engagement in 2019

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The name of the game is engagement, according to a new report by NEI Investments. In 2018, engagement with investee companies on environmental, social and governance factors ...

Holding a magnifying glass to private equity

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Just over half (51 per cent) of foundations and endowments said they believe private equity returns will outperform those of other asset classes over the ...

From investor to diplomat: Bruce Heyman, former U.S. ambassador to Canada

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After over 30 years in the investment world, Bruce Heyman, former U.S. ambassador to Canada, says he never anticipated he would change careers, but when ...

Canadian real estate boosted institutional portfolios in 2018

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In 2018, investment in Canadian real estate turned out to be a broadly lucrative venture for the country’s institutional investors, especially when compared with how ...

Plastic waste an ESG trend to watch in 2019: MSCI

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As 2019 kicks off, what themes around environment, social and governance factors should investors be watching? According to a new MSCI Inc. report, plastic waste ...

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