fixed income

Andrew Claerhout appointed as new partner at Searchlight Capital

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Andrew Claerhout is joining Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P. as a partner, where he’ll share responsibility for leading the firm’s infrastructure investments. Claerhout previously spent  nearly 13 years ...

DB plans are better funded but expect returns to slump

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Defined benefit pension plans are lowering their long-term return expectations, according to research from U.S. consulting firm, NEPC. According to the NEPC’s survey of corporate and healthcare ...

Building a portfolio with LEGO

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While investors may remember playing with LEGO during childhood, it’s unlikely they’ve ever thought to include it in their portfolios. However, LEGO could possess some genuinely ...

CPPIB critiqued for investments in carbon intensive companies

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The Canada Pension Plan isn’t taking sufficient action to address climate change, according to a new report by the Corporate Mapping Project and the Canadian Centre ...

Asset managers reluctant to ink commitment to ESG into official product documents

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While many investors say they apply environmental, social, and governance considerations in their investment processes, few actually include them in formalized product documents. According to a report ...

Digging into alpha, beta and the endowment model

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To gain alpha, institutional investors have many avenues. For large investors, the endowment model has traditionally worked well. However, it can lead to overdiversification and ...

Which DC plan default funds are better for retirement outcomes?

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In a world increasingly moving to defined contribution pension plans, an effective default fund is key since many workers won’t make active decisions about the ...

Caisse regrouping private equity activity under Charles Émond

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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is regrouping all of its private equity activities in Quebec and abroad under the leadership of Charles Émond, ...

Is more investment choice actually good for DC plan members?

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While previous research has indicated that defined contribution pension plan members benefit from a limited number of core investment options because it reduces choice overload, ...

80% of institutional investors planning to raise allocations to China: survey

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Four in five (80 per cent) global institutional investors are planning to significantly or moderately increase their allocations to investments in China over the next ...

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