pensions

Sustainable investment outperformed in Q1: report

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Sustainable indexes largely outperformed during the first quarter of 2020 amid market turmoil caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to BlackRock Inc.’s latest sustainability report. “While ...

70% of institutional investors expect ESG integration to become standard practice: survey

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The vast majority (96 per cent) of institutional investors feel they have an important role to play in addressing the world’s most pressing challenges, including climate ...

OMERS closes investment in German fibre technology company

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The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System is closing its previously announced investment in fibre technology company Deutsche Glasfaser Holding. The German company is a provider of ...

What shape might the economic recovery take?

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With some jurisdictions gently reducing coronavirus-imposed restrictions, institutional investors are beginning to lay out possible scenarios for economic recovery. The terms V- and U-shaped recovery, along ...

Annual inflation rate turned negative in April, Statistics Canada reports

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Canada’s inflation rate turned negative in April as the economy came to a standstill in the first full month of the pandemic as part of a ...

Communication key in pension risk management through coronavirus and beyond

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Communication can be a challenge for pension plan sponsors and trustees when trying to remain focused on the long term, said Matthew Leatherman, director at ...

Half of institutional investors concerned about fixed income liquidity: survey

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Even before the coronavirus began affecting capital markets, fixed income investors were becoming more risk averse, according to Invesco’s latest survey. Close to half (43 per cent) of ...

IMCO commits US$250 million to credit fund

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The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is committing US$250 million to Apollo Global Management Inc.’s new Accord Fund III Series B. The fund is focused on acquiring credits that ...

Opportunities in secondary market in aftermath of coronavirus crisis

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In times of crisis, many pension plan sponsors pull back on investing in private equity, including the secondary market, because they’re trying to assess their ...

Consumer staples, health care expected to provide downside protection in medium term

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Health care and consumers staples are sectors that typically perform well, even in moments of market stress. But during the coronavirus crisis, these sectors have ...

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