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Rayonier Advanced Materials pension taking on annuity buyout

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Rayonier Advanced Materials is transferring a portion of its Canadian defined benefit plan obligations with a $293-million annuity buyout. Through the transaction, Sun Life will take over ...

2019 Top 40 Money Managers Report: How plan sponsors are hedging portfolio exposure in their own sectors

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Canada’s economy is famously reliant on its rich natural resources, with a heaping helping of financial service providers thrown in for good measure. But when oil ...

How past performance impacts pension plans’ return targets

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While the fact that past performance is not a guarantee of future results is a familiar refrain, it appears public pension funds’ return expectations do ...

Millennials understand role of fixed income better than baby boomers: survey

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Millennials appear to understand how to use fixed income as part of investing for retirement better than older generations, according to a new survey by BNY ...

A Primer on OCIO in the DC world

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The term outsourced chief investment officer, or OCIO, describes a service offering or model, where an institutional investor delegates certain decision-making responsibilities to a third-party ...

What are best practices for pensions investing in illiquid assets?

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Institutional investors have been rushing into the arms of alternative, less liquid, investments over the past two decades. But there is considerable variation in how major ...

New University Pension Plan selects inaugural chair of board

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The University Pension Plan is appointing Gale Rubenstein as the inaugural chair of its board of trustees. The UPP will be the province’s first jointly sponsored defined benefit ...

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 ...

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