Richard Deaves

Reducing the carbon footprint of portfolio companies

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When it comes to de-risking and finding opportunities related to climate, PGGM is taking steps to reduce the carbon footprint of its portfolio companies and ...

Translating climate risk into the language of investors

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A few decades ago, people were concerned about the depleting ozone layer. Then, in the late 1980s, the Montreal Protocol was ratified to phase out ...

Number of indexes on the rise, led by fixed income: report

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The number of indexes at an investor’s fingertips grew by 12 per cent (or 438,000) in 2018, rising to 3.72 million distinct indexes globally as of ...

To divest or not to divest? CalSTRS’ CIO talks firearms and private prisons

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On Nov. 7, 2018, the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) announced that it will be divesting from two U.S. publicly-held companies that operate private ...

Pension funds comprise more than half of world’s largest asset holders: report

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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is one of the top 20 asset owners in the world, at US$283.45 billion, making it one of the ...

Increasing demand for ESG in Fixed Income

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Considering environmental, social and governance factors has traditionally been associated with equities, but demand for ESG in fixed income is starting to outstrip the supply ...

Canadian pensions have healthy liquidity despite alternative investments: report

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Increasing exposure to less liquid, alternative assets like infrastructure, real estate and private equity hasn’t created difficulty for Canadian pensions in repaying creditors, according to a ...

Do changes in companies’ ESG profiles influence stock prices?

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When looking for equity investments, how do changes in a company’s environmental, social and governance profile impact its stock price? This month, MSCI released a report ...

When it comes to DB plans, what do members want to know?

In the midst of financial literacy month, what does member education look like in a defined benefit world where members don’t have to actively make ...

Fixed income opportunities in the current interest rate environment

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Will the environment of rising rates continue? And if so, over what period? And where can long-term investors find opportunities? Canadian Investment Review asked Robert Spector, ...

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