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2019 Top 40 Money Managers Report: Investment lessons for DC plans from their DB parents

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While defined benefit plans are traditionally known for their paternalism, defined contribution pensions represent the next generation. Learning from their parents’ years of investment experience, ...

Governance at core of success in CAAT plan’s shift to private markets

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Strong governance allowed the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan to find success in private markets, according to Julie Cays, the plan’s chief ...

How Husky Energy included active members in its DB plan annuitization

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With a defined benefit plan closed since 1991, Husky Energy Inc. was facing a dilemma. It wanted to annuitize the plan but had active members ...

Will hedge funds ever fully embrace ESG?

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While environmental, social and governance factors are a hot topic in the investment world, hedge funds are falling behind, according to new data from Preqin. Currently, ...

Women accounted for 19.4% of corporate board directors in 2016: Statistics Canada

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Statistics Canada has released a study showing women only accounted for 19.4 per cent of corporate board directors in 2016. This new study provides the first ...

AIMCo delivers return of 2.5% in 2018

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In a tough year for the returns of many pension plans, the Alberta Investment Management Corp. returned an aggregate net return of 2.5 per cent ...

An informed rebalancing process: institutionalizing the knowledge of institutional investors

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As pension plan sponsors are well aware, most of a plan’s risk is in its asset allocation. So why don’t more plans spend more time ...

How factor styles work in different investing risk scenarios

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As factor and multi-factor investing become more commonly understood investment styles, different strategies can help mitigate specific risks in choppier markets. “Nobody wants to hear about ...

CPPIB, PSP part of group investing in new AI fund

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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board are part of a group investing in a new US$350-million fund focused ...

Accessing alternatives through the secondary market

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Current economic factors like low bond yields, which make it quite difficult for pension plans to meet their long-term return requirements, are driving institutional investors ...

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