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Lower interest rates inflating federal pension costs: Morneau

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Heading into 2020 and beyond, the outlook for interest rates is impacting the federal government’s projected pension obligations and its budgetary balance. In its 2019 fall economic update ...

Manitoba premier wants management of public sector pensions merged

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is calling for a merger of management services for the province’s public-sector pensions. Pallister says he’s not suggesting the funds themselves merge — ...

Institutional investors unsatisfied with public companies’ climate disclosures: survey

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A majority (59 per cent) of global institutional investors said they’re dissatisfied with publicly traded companies’ climate-related disclosures, according to a new survey by the Global ...

Air Canada pension plan investment managers launch investment management firm

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In 2009, the Air Canada pension plan was in dire straits with a $2.6 billion solvency deficit. A decade later, it has a surplus of ...

BCI immune from taxation, but still might have to pay GST: Court

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The B.C. agency responsible for managing public-sector pension plan investments is constitutionally immune from remitting goods-and-services taxes related to those portfolios, the Supreme Court of Canada ...

More investors inquiring about sexual harassment when hiring new managers

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More investors responsible for allocating capital to investment management firms (nine per cent) would still consider investing, or invest, with a money manager discovered to ...

Equity markets, macro indicators playing tug of war

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Heading into 2020, institutional investors are eyeing the disconnect between gloomy macroeconomic indicators and strong equity market performance. Leading indications in both North American and European economies ...

Caisse participating in financing round for Quebec payment-tech provider

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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is taking part in a $358-million round of equity financing by Montreal-based Nuvei, a global payment-technology provider. Nuvei offers omni-channel, end-to-end, ...

How Ontario Teachers’ is embracing a systematic approach to ESG integration

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When the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan started to zero in on environmental, social and governance issues, it began by asking why these subjects were worth ...

Can the global expansion last into 2020?

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Investors are waiting for some of the conflicts causing global uncertainty to be resolved. But will they get their wish in 2020? “We’re entering the year, ...

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