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Three blunders of factor investing

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While factor investing can be a powerful tool, it may not be living up to its promise because of three common blunders, according to a ...

Regulators consult on Canadian crypto platforms

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The Canadian Securities Administrators and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada jointly published a consultation paper on crypto-trading platforms and are seeking input from ...

Considerations for institutional investors around divestment

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In 2017, New Jersey’s Police and Firemen’s Retirement System took a closer look at its investment in Nike Inc. following an advertising campaign featuring former ...

Understanding the end-game: Putting hedge funds in context

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One of the difficult parts of operating as an institutional investor is choosing a roster of external managers. It’s particularly hard if your institution hasn’t ...

Market value of trusteed pension plans down in Q3 2018: StatsCan

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Assets held by Canadian trusteed pension funds slumped in market value by 0.7 per cent during the third quarter of 2018, falling to just under ...

HOOPP returns 2.2% in 2018

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 While 2018 was challenging for investors, the year ended on a positive note for the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan, with its assets growing to ...

Board governance and the connection to asset allocation

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Well-governed boards have greater international diversification and lower cash holdings, according to a working paper by Carolina Salva and Nadège Bregnard from the University of ...

Putting decent work on corporate agendas

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The Shareholder Association for Research and Education has filed multiple shareholder proposals related to decent work and expects to file more, with the aim of ...

BCI and partners creating Canadian real estate fund

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The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is teaming up with RBC Global Asset Management Inc. and QuadReal Property Group on a project involving $7 billion worth of ...

Getting back to academically validated factors

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With factor investing reaching high levels of popularity, a new paper by Scientific Beta is cautioning that a proliferation of new factors that aren’t academically ...

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