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Evaluating a DC plan OCIO offering

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My last expert column piece looked at what outsourced chief investment officer, or OCIO, offerings look like for defined contribution plans. It also highlighted the various ...

Back to basics on diversified growth funds

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Canada has learned a lot from the U.K. Diversified growth funds, which began crossing the pond in 2008, are the latest import. But the funds ...

Fixing the mismatch between risk management and asset allocation time horizons

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Many pension plans use risk systems to test how different scenarios would affect their portfolios. Traditionally, risk models use thousands of scenarios. The likelihood that these ...

Rayonier Advanced Materials pension taking on annuity buyout

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Rayonier Advanced Materials is transferring a portion of its Canadian defined benefit plan obligations with a $293-million annuity buyout. Through the transaction, Sun Life will take over ...

2019 Top 40 Money Managers Report: How plan sponsors are hedging portfolio exposure in their own sectors

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Canada’s economy is famously reliant on its rich natural resources, with a heaping helping of financial service providers thrown in for good measure. But when oil ...

How past performance impacts pension plans’ return targets

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While the fact that past performance is not a guarantee of future results is a familiar refrain, it appears public pension funds’ return expectations do ...

Millennials understand role of fixed income better than baby boomers: survey

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Millennials appear to understand how to use fixed income as part of investing for retirement better than older generations, according to a new survey by BNY ...

A Primer on OCIO in the DC world

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The term outsourced chief investment officer, or OCIO, describes a service offering or model, where an institutional investor delegates certain decision-making responsibilities to a third-party ...

What are best practices for pensions investing in illiquid assets?

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Institutional investors have been rushing into the arms of alternative, less liquid, investments over the past two decades. But there is considerable variation in how major ...

New University Pension Plan selects inaugural chair of board

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The University Pension Plan is appointing Gale Rubenstein as the inaugural chair of its board of trustees. The UPP will be the province’s first jointly sponsored defined benefit ...

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