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Changes coming for pension plan commuted-value standards

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After years of consultation, the Canadian Institute of Actuaries’ Actuarial Standards Board has finalized changes to key components of how commuted values payable from pension ...

Shanghai Composite dives nearly 8% as China markets reopen

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The Shanghai Composite index tumbled nearly eight per cent on Monday as Chinese regulators moved to stabilize markets jolted by a virus that has spread ...

Hefty equity gains drove Canadian DB pensions to double-digit returns in 2019

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Canadian defined benefit plans posted a median return of 13.6 per cent for 2019, according to Northern Trust Canada’s pension universe. North American equities led the ...

Diworsification: How hiring too many asset managers can cancel out benefits

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Discovering moments of mispricing is the soul of generating active returns, says Wylie Tollette executive vice-president of client portfolio solutions at Franklin Templeton Investments. But some investors, eager ...

Are health-care investments recession-proof?

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In both good and bad economic times, people will inevitably get sick and require health care. So when markets are down, health care may be ...

New York City hiring advisors to create divestment plans for its pension funds

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New York City is taking major steps toward divesting from fossil fuels by hiring investment advisors to review three of its pension plans and make ...

Siri? Alexa? For fixed income investments, ask Abbie

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Around the world, people are streamlining their everyday tasks by asking Siri or Alexa for help. And now, the chatbot concept is becoming useful in ...

Survey: University investments saw slower growth in 2019

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Most U.S. universities made money on their financial investments last year, but their returns were tempered by a global economic slowdown fueled by America’s ...

Fed chair sees China virus as possible risk to world economy

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Just as the outlook for the global economy had been brightening in recent months, a new threat has suddenly emerged in the form of the ...

Quebec government appoints Charles Émond new head of Caisse

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The Quebec government has selected a relative newcomer at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec to succeed Michael Sabia as its new head. Charles ...

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