fixed income

How Concordia University’s pension plan is putting liabilities first

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Since the financial crisis, the Pension Plan for the Employees of Concordia University has transformed the way it approaches investments by introducing its first funding ...

Why are institutional investors ramping up allocations to private equity?

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As private equity becomes a more sizeable part of Canadian pension portfolios, the British Columbia Investment Management Corp.’s resources and staffing are growing with it. In ...

From rapid transit to residential real estate, a busy week for Canadian pension plan investors

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CDPQ Infra, a subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, has concluded a work optimization agreement with NouvLR, the consortium building the Réseau ...

Watchdog warns of dangers in riskier corner of debt market

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In a low-rate world where income is increasingly tough to find, more and more investors are getting into the riskier corners of lending to companies. A ...

MSCI to reclassify Kuwait as emerging market

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MSCI Inc. is awarding emerging market status to the MSCI Kuwait Indexes as the country’s equity market now meets the required criteria for reclassification. The reclassification ...

Sun Life to expand infrastructure expertise with investment in InfraRed

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Sun Life Financial Inc. says it has committed about $1.05 billion for a deal that will give it majority ownership of London-based InfraRed Capital Partners, ...

Nasdaq launches sustainable bond network

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The Nasdaq is launching a publicly available, web-based sustainable bond network. Bond issuers will be able to use the platform to voluntarily publish data and information on ...

Swedish central bank ends pioneering era of subzero rates

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Sweden’s central bank has ended a five-year experiment of keeping its benchmark interest rate below zero, a policy that other countries have also adopted to ...

The WeWork Saga: What can institutional investors learn?

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The WeWork saga has been ever-present in financial headlines in recent months. The brief version of the story can be summarized in a few steps: WeWork, ...

CPPIB invests in Indian distressed assets platform

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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is committing US$225 million to the India Resurgence Fund platform, through its wholly owned subsidiary, CPPIB Credit Investments Inc. The IndiaRF is a ...

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