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OPTrust highlights climate change, gender diversity in report

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The OPSEU Pension Trust is highlighting its responsible investing efforts in its fourth yearly report. The report’s key themes included the pension fund’s focus on better measuring its ...

CAPSA issues guidance on using annuity quotes for solvency or hypothetical windup liabilities

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Generally, when a pension plan goes through a solvency or hypothetical windup valuation, the actuaries will value some of the expected liabilities as commuted lump-sum ...

Trends in factor investing

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While factor investing isn’t new, the way investors are accessing and using factors is changing, says Mark Carver, global head of factor index products at ...

2019 Top 40 Money Managers Report: Investment lessons for DC plans from their DB parents

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While defined benefit plans are traditionally known for their paternalism, defined contribution pensions represent the next generation. Learning from their parents’ years of investment experience, ...

Governance at core of success in CAAT plan’s shift to private markets

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Strong governance allowed the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan to find success in private markets, according to Julie Cays, the plan’s chief ...

How Husky Energy included active members in its DB plan annuitization

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With a defined benefit plan closed since 1991, Husky Energy Inc. was facing a dilemma. It wanted to annuitize the plan but had active members ...

Will hedge funds ever fully embrace ESG?

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While environmental, social and governance factors are a hot topic in the investment world, hedge funds are falling behind, according to new data from Preqin. Currently, ...

Women accounted for 19.4% of corporate board directors in 2016: Statistics Canada

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Statistics Canada has released a study showing women only accounted for 19.4 per cent of corporate board directors in 2016. This new study provides the first ...

AIMCo delivers return of 2.5% in 2018

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In a tough year for the returns of many pension plans, the Alberta Investment Management Corp. returned an aggregate net return of 2.5 per cent ...

An informed rebalancing process: institutionalizing the knowledge of institutional investors

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As pension plan sponsors are well aware, most of a plan’s risk is in its asset allocation. So why don’t more plans spend more time ...

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