Peter Christoffersen and Xuhui (Nick) Pan

Technology and talent working in tandem

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Over the past several years, companies have focused on cost-cutting, but the scope to do this has been declining. At the same time, productivity growth ...

U.K. government consults on incorporating illiquid assets in DC investments

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A consultation paper by the U.K. government is considering how defined contribution plans could incorporate more illiquid investments. Specifically, the consultation’s proposals include requiring larger DC ...

97% of institutional investors seek non-financial disclosures from investee companies: survey

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The vast majority (97 per cent) of institutional investors said they conduct an evaluation of their target companies’ non-financial disclosures, representing close to a 20 ...

Back to basics on currency hedging

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The world was caught off guard when the U.K. voted to leave the European Union on June 23, 2016, since the majority of polls had ...

Are annuities super bonds?

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Last year was a strong year for the Canadian annuity market and the start of 2019 is looking promising as well, said Marie Desrochers, director ...

OMERS Ventures talks innovation

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The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System is a direct investor across all its asset classes; however, as it continued to get bigger, it was missing ...

What trends are dominating private assets for 2019?

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As alternative investments become ubiquitous among institutional portfolios, harnessing the right strategies will make all the difference in an environment where returns are proving harder ...

New paper proposes approach for measuring long-term investor performance

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With long-term investors like pension funds continuing to face challenges in measuring performance, a new paper is setting out to develop a better way to ...

Setting a prudent asset mix policy for an aboriginal trust

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Over the last few years we have seen numerous First Nations’ settlements with the government. The amounts of these settlements are typically large and can, ...

DC pension assets surpass DB assets in world’s largest markets: report

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Defined contribution plan assets now account for more than 50 per cent of total assets across the world’s seven largest pension markets, surpassing defined benefit plan assets ...

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