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BCI, Caisse, Ontario Teachers’ to implement steps promoting diversity and inclusion

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The British Columbia Investment Management Corp., the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan are among 42 global firms ...

University of California pension fund to dump fossil fuel investments

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The University of California is dumping fossil fuel investments from its nearly $84 billion pension and endowment funds, calling them a financial risk. An opinion article in ...

N.B. public service pension plan returns 1.75% in 2018, led by private equity

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The New Brunswick Public Service Pension Plan saw a return of 1.75 per cent in 2018, yielding $132.3 million in additional net investment income, according ...

How to evaluate a defined benefit OCIO provider

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Outsourced chief investment officers, or OCIOs, are a service model where a pension plan sponsor or other institutional investor delegates certain decision-making responsibilities to ...

What does the future hold for interest rates?

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With the U.S. Federal Reserve scheduled to announce its latest rate decision on Wednesday, what can institutional investors expect? Rob Almeida, global investment strategist at MFS Investment ...

Interest rising in active/passive hybrid strategies for TDFs

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Fee compression is putting pressure on those seeking to launch new target-date funds to be more innovative, prompting managers to consider more customization techniques, according to research ...

Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Pension Plan bouncing back under JSPP model

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Rewind to August 2015. The Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Pension Plan was underfunded on both a solvency and going-concern basis, at 43.7 per cent ...

Could plastic become the next stranded asset?

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Recent research by MSCI Inc. is suggesting conventional virgin plastic could become the next stranded asset. The move toward electric vehicles and global efforts to reduce ...

The role of dividend strategies in equity investing

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Investors seeking regular income are limited because traditional sources aren’t producing the results they used, says Dave Makarchuk, partner and Western Canada wealth business leader ...

PRI announces award winners

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The Principles for Responsible Investment has announced the winners of its inaugural awards. In the category of Active Ownership Project of the Year, Platform Living Wage Financials, a ...

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