institutional investing

Don’t be tempted by forecasts, says CBC pension plan CEO

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When pension plans have access to a lot of forecasting information, it’s easy to be tempted into straying from an initial plan. Yet sticking to strategy ...

What’s in store for alternative assets in 2020?

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The current market environment continues to push institutional investors into alternative assets, seeking both yield and diversification, but not all options are created equal. Hedge funds, according ...

Finding opportunity at the intersection of innovation and sustainability

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There are some major disruptions and challenges facing humanity. But, where there are challenges, there can also be opportunities. One example of a disruptive trend is ...

ESG tongue-twisters to become everyday language in 2020

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Have you ever noticed that the language of sustainable investment is rife with acronyms? In my opinion, 2020 will see some of the worst tongue-twisters ...

North American envelope maker purchasing $46 million group annuity buy-in

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North American envelope marker and marketer, Supremex Inc., is purchasing a $46 million group annuity buy-in with RBC Life Insurance Co. The deal covers 361 defined benefit plan ...

Were market reactions to U.S. tensions with Iran a flash in the pan?

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When news hit that the U.S. military had carried out an attack that killed Qasem Soleimani, the major general of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, ...

How to drive DC plan members into the default investment option  

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If most defined contribution pension plan members who invest their own money underperform those who invest through professionally managed options, how can plan sponsors encourage ...

World’s largest asset manager shifts focus to climate change

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BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, will make climate change central to its investment decisions. Founder and chief executive officer Laurence Fink, who oversees the management of ...

The changing nature of the U.S. listed market

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A topic that has received a lot of attention recently in many markets, especially the United States, is the fall in the number of listed ...

CPPIB investing in Canadian precision oncology company

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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing US$20 million in Fusion Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Hamilton, Ont.-based precision oncology company. The funds will go towards expanding ...

Contex Group Inc.