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Private capital funds increasingly turning to subscription credit facilities

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Private capital funds are increasingly turning to subscription credit facilities, which can have their advantages but also come along with risks, according to new research ...

Expert panel on sustainable finance recommends super tax deduction to incentivize green savings  

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An expert panel on sustainable finance is advocating for the government to implement a number of recommendations, including some related to pension plans and individual ...

Is USMCA dead in the water?

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While Canada and the U.S. used to be best friends, that friendship is now on rocky ground, said Bruce Heyman, former U.S. ambassador to Canada ...

Canadian group annuity sales top $900 million in Q1 2019

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A total of $0.9 billion in group annuity sales were placed in Canada in the first quarter of 2019, roughly in line with the same ...

Fixed income allocations losing ground in growth markets: report

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In Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, pension funds are increasing their exposure to equities at the expense of fixed income, according to a ...

Canada downgraded on foreign room level in MSCI’s 2019 global market accessibility review

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The Canadian equity market has been downgraded from “++” to “+” on foreign room level, according to MSCI Inc.’s 2019 global market accessibility review. The review ...

AIMCo enters partnership to build AI, machine learning applications for investment management

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The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is partnering with machine learning company AltaML Inc., to build artificial intelligence and machine learning applications for the investment management ...

Investors call on General Motors for transparency on lobbying

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Almost a third of General Motors Inc. investors with nearly $2 trillion in total assets under management voted in favour of a shareholder resolution last ...

More than half institutional investors using smart beta strategies: survey

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More than half (58 per cent) of institutional investors surveyed have implemented smart beta strategies, according a recent survey from FTSE Russel. This represents a 10 ...

PSP posts 7.1% return for fiscal 2019

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The Public Sector Pension Investment Board reported a net return of 7.1 per cent at the end of its last fiscal year, ending March 31, 2019. The ...

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