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PSP invests in Italian real estate, CPPIB in French higher education group

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The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is establishing a long-term strategic partnership with property and infrastructure firm, Lendlease Corp. to develop an urban regeneration project in ...

Are activist investors strategically leaking plans to institutional investors?

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It appears some institutional investors are aware of activist campaigns before they become public, according to new research. A working paper by three assistant professors of ...

Now is the time to fix capital accumulation plans   

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The collapse in the equity markets has damaged capital accumulation plan retirement accounts. Governments need to level the playing field between defined benefit plans and ...

Helping members to and through retirement at the Saskatchewan Pension Plan

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The Saskatchewan Pension Plan is improving investment choice for members in the accumulation phase and introducing new options to help them through decumulation as well. Leading ...

Nova Scotia’s PSSP reports 98.5% funded status, halts indexing for five years

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Nova Scotia’s Public Service Superannuation Plan reported a 98.5 per cent funded status as of Dec. 31, 2019 and said it will halt cost-of-living adjustments for retirees for the ...

Statistics Canada says economy posted record 11.6 per cent plunge in April

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Statistics Canada says the economy saw its largest monthly drop on record in April as it came to a near standstill due to the pandemic, ...

Caisse part of consortium bidding to acquire Cirque du Soleil assets

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A consortium of investors, including the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, private-equity firm TPG Capital and investment company Fosun International Ltd., is partnering with Investissement ...

UTAM included in ILPA’s ESG best practices compilation

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The Institutional Limited Partners Association has included the University of Toronto Asset Management Corp. in its environmental, social and governance roadmap and resources compilation. “Comprised of ...

What does Fitch’s downgrade of Canada mean for institutional investors?

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Since 2004, Canada has held a AAA rating from all major ratings agencies, but on June 24, it suffered a blow when Fitch Ratings Inc. ...

Are hormones impacting investment biases?

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New research suggests that hormones play a role in financial decision-making. Specifically, cortisol, a hormone that marks stress, is positively related to the disposition effect, meaning ...

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