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Slow progress increasing women on corporate boards, MSCI report

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Progress increasing women on corporate boards in 2018 has been slow, with women holding 17.9 per cent of all directorships at MSCI ACWI index companies ...

Taking the North American economy’s temperature

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For those worried the cycle is about the turn, it’s important to consider that there is no established length for a market cycle, said Avery ...

The ESG of technology

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With technology disrupting various industries, the opportunities are clear. But how can companies ensure they’re adopting new technology responsibly, while minimizing risks? A  paper published by ...

Group of financial players seek to start new securities exchange

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A group of retail broker-dealers, banks, financial services firms, and global market makers is gearing up to submit its application with the U.S. Securities and Exchange ...

How much do fees pinch institutional equity performance?

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In the active versus passive investment debate, manager fees play a major role, but how much do they really impact returns? According to the S&P indices’ latest ...

BoC holds steady on overnight rate target

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The Bank of Canada announced Wednesday it is holding its target for the overnight rate steady at 1.75 per cent. This comes after it also held ...

Fitch Ratings introduces new scoring system on ESG and credit ratings 

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Fitch Ratings Inc. is launching a new scoring system to show how environmental, social and governance factors affect individual credit rating decisions. Fitch is rolling the ...

As institutional investors intend to reduce public stocks, where are they looking?

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With concerns the business cycle is about to turn, more than half of institutional investors are reporting the intention to reduce their allocations to equities, according to a ...

First African infrastructure performance index to launch in Q1 2019

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In the first quarter of 2019, RisCura will be launching what it calls Africa’s first infrastructure performance index in partnership with Africa Investor Capital. The infrastructure ...

Is index investing truly passive?

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In a recent working paper, University of Toronto assistant professor Adriana Robertson takes a deep dive into the world of index investing and argues that ...

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