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Accessing alternatives through the secondary market

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Current economic factors like low bond yields, which make it quite difficult for pension plans to meet their long-term return requirements, are driving institutional investors ...

A look at the ‘big rock decisions’ for DC plan sponsors

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When it comes to defined contribution pension plans, some “big rock” decisions for plan sponsors have the most impact on member outcomes, while other decisions ...

Customized hedge funds growing in popularity: survey

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In the hedge fund market, customized products are growing in popularity, leading institutional investors to optimize existing relationships and strengthen partnerships with a more concentrated ...

Institutional investors interested in digital assets: survey

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Almost half (47 per cent) of institutional investors are interested in including digital assets in their investment portfolios, according to a survey by Fidelity Investments Inc. The study, which ...

ESG becoming mainstream, challenges still exist: survey

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The movement towards sustainable investment strategies is increasing among asset managers and becoming standard, but there are still challenges, a recent survey by Aviva Investors’ ...

IMCO releases 2018 annual report, investment results to be announced by clients

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After starting to manage assets for it’s first two clients in July 2017, the Investment Management Corp. of Ontario has released its 2018 annual ...

Alternative data and the sophisticated investor advantage

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Satellite imagery from U.S. retailers’ parking lots can provide an edge to sophisticated investors, but this more expensive alternative data can leave individual investors outside ...

Should institutional investors consider a balanced portfolio 2.0?

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While traditionally, balanced portfolios had 60 per cent in stocks and 40 per cent in bonds, about 90 per cent of the risk budget went ...

N.S. teachers’ pension plan funded status on the decline

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The Nova Scotia Teachers’ pension plan posted a net loss in assets for 2018, down to $4.94 billion from $5.11 billion at the end of 2017. On ...

Pooled pension fund managers rebound in 2019

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Pooled pension fund managers bounced back in the first quarter of 2019, posting a median return before management fees of 8.3 per cent, up from ...

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