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How will technology change investment landscape going forward?

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While technological change is accelerating at a rapid rate, the financial system isn’t keeping pace, says Campbell Harvey, professor of finance at Duke University’s Fuqua ...

LAPP downside protection strategy saves almost $1.9 billion

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The volatility caused by the coronavirus pandemic made the first quarter of 2020 rough for many Canadian defined benefit pension plans. In early June, the Local ...

Employer pension plans’ asset values grow 2.3% in Q4 2019

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The market value of assets in Canadian employer-sponsored pension plans rose to $2.09 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2019, up 2.3 per cent ...

Vestcor Corp. returns 11.76% in 2019, updates pension admin system

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Vestcor Investment Management Corp. returned 11.76 per cent in 2019, with total assets under management rising to $18.5 billion, according to its 2019 annual report. The organization, which manages ...

IMCO sells stake in Spanish electricity provider

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The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario has sold its interest in Spanish electricity provider, Viesgo, to funds managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets. Before the sale, ...

Do institutional investors have to choose between divestment and engagement?

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For institutional investors, the debate still rages over whether to divest from a company they find to have problematic practices where environmental, social and governance ...

U.S. largest and smallest cap stocks diverge in FTSE Russell index reconstitution

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FTSE Russell has released a preliminary list of companies set to enter or leave its U.S. indexes at the end of June as part of its annual reconstitution, ...

Fed to keep providing aid and sees no rate hike through 2022

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Confronted with an economy gripped by recession and high unemployment, the Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday that it will keep supplying all the help it ...

Keeping big picture in mind when communicating about risk

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During the global financial crisis, the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. implemented a new governance report to bring together all elements of its investment portfolio and communicate risk to ...

How are pension fund directors faring through coronavirus upheaval?

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Despite drastic changes stemming from the coronavirus crisis, the majority (58 per cent) of pension fund directors said their fund’s transition to a remote boardroom ...

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