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OMERS posts 2.3% return for 2018

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The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System posted a 2.3 per cent return for 2018, pulling in $2.2 billion. In 2017, the fund saw a return of ...

Caisse rounds out 2018 with 4.2% return

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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec ended 2018 with a return of 4.2 per cent, beating its benchmark portfolio, which returned 2.4 per cent, ...

OMERS investing in Indian toll-road concessions

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The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System’s infrastructure arm is taking on a 22 per cent stake in IndInfravit Trust, an Indian-based infrastructure conglomerate, for $160 million. IndInfravit, which ...

The role of private credit in the economic cycle

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With banks pulling back as suppliers of credit in times of economic downturn, investment funds entering the private credit space can help promote economic resilience ...

Local lessons: a Texas plan’s outlook on investments

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In a market environment where finding returns is tough, the Employees Retirement System of Texas turned to emerging markets and alternatives to provide the pension ...

Revisiting the commuted-value standard

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The Actuarial Standards Board is consulting on changes to key components of how the commuted value for a pension plan is calculated. The commuted-value standard is ...

Ontario DB plans’ solvency drops in last quarter of 2018: FSCO

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Ontario’s defined benefit pension plans had a median solvency ratio of 94 per cent at the end of 2018, according to the Financial Services Commission ...

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 ...

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