solvency

Dividend payments, pension deficits among topics in new government consultation

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The federal government is asking Canadians to weigh in on a consultation paper that tackles issues related to underfunding, insolvency and pension plans. The topics open ...

Four considerations when going global on real estate

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Real estate is a good option because it can deliver an attractive stream of income that typically grows with inflation, says Michael Peck, senior vice ...

Is intellectual property the next big alternative asset?

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Country music icon Dolly Parton has learned through her career the value of even a small piece of intellectual property. In 1974, when Elvis Presley ...

Should investors be worried about a ‘retail apocalypse?’

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Whether it’s Black Friday lineups or online shopping on Cyber Monday — investors may be questioning what the rise in online shopping means for brick-and-mortar ...

Could climate change turn Canada’s Arctic into an emerging market?

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As climate change restructures the Canadian Arctic year by year, institutional investors should be paying attention to this all but undeveloped economy, according to one ...

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 ...

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