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Should early access to retirement funds be allowed due to coronavirus?

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With many people around the world facing layoffs due to business shutdowns caused by the coronavirus, financial stress is pervasive. In Australia, the government is allowing ...

Bank of Canada cuts key interest rate target to 0.25 per cent

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The Bank of Canada cut its key interest target by half a percentage point to 0.25 per cent in an unscheduled rate announcement Friday. The central ...

How are institutional investors weighing the risks, opportunities of the energy transition?

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If climate change represents one of the largest systemic risks the global economy has ever faced, dealing with its ramifications is going to move a ...

Institutional investors increasing focus on renewables in infrastructure investments

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When it comes to global infrastructure investments, Canadian pension funds are at the forefront. In fact, seven Canadian institutional investors made the list of the top ...

U.S. pensions eyeing probability of domestic recession

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U.S. pension plan sponsors see a decent chance of a U.S. recession as a result of the spread of the coronavirus. Indeed, according to recent a ...

The impact of coronavirus on pension funding status, asset mix

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With asset deterioration due to drops in equity markets and a decrease in long-term government bond yields causing an increase in solvency liabilities, pension funds ...

Ontario Teachers’, partner acquire ownership stake in Australian water company

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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, alongside Morrison & Co. on behalf of the Utilities Trust of Australia, is acquiring the Infrastructure Fund’s ownership stake in ...

Private equity sees robust investment, boosted by buyout funds: report

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Worldwide private equity fundraising hit US$692 billion in 2019, surpassing the asset class’s peak in 2007. Private equity activity trended towards fewer but larger funds seeing commitments ...

Moving beyond a naive definition of value investing

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Stock picking with the right process and the right temperament works. And, contrary to popular claims, value investing is not dead. Those who claim it is ...

HOOPP ready to weather market volatility after strong performance in 2019: CEO

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The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan reported a strong 2019, posting a 17.14 per cent return for the year and hitting a funded status of 119 per cent on a ...

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