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The importance of understanding assumptions in financial innovation

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By looking at what went wrong with financial innovations of the past, investors can learn how to protect themselves and look for opportunities going forward, ...

Fees, member communications top priorities for DC plans in 2020: survey

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For the fourth consecutive year, reviewing fees is the most important step defined contribution plan sponsors are taking to improve their fiduciary positions, with fees ...

A look at designing and implementing long-term pension investment mandates

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With any pension investment, plan sponsors must follow the same steps: set a policy, select asset managers and ensure strong governance, monitoring and evaluation. Pension funds ...

Are the days of monetary policy coming to an end?

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The days of monetary policy as the most effective tool for stimulating the economy are over, as central banks around the world are increasingly limited ...

OMERS names new chief pension officer

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The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System is naming Annesley Wallace as its new chief pension officer. Wallace has been with the OMERS pension services team for ...

Ontario Teachers’ sells minority interests in Brussels Airport

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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is selling minority interests of its indirect stake in the Brussels Airport to Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund and TCorp, ...

MSCI adds ESG and factors indexes to fixed income offerings

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MSCI Inc. is launching 15 new fixed income indexes, with factor investing and ESG at their core. This will include two new indexes relating to environmental, social and ...

Former Ontario Teachers’ CEO appointed senior fellow at C.D. Howe Institute

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Ron Mock, who recently retired as the president and chief executive officer of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, has been appointed a senior fellow of the C.D. Howe ...

LiUNA pension fund acquiring mixed-use real estate in Toronto

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The Laborers’ International Union of North America’s Central and Eastern Canada Pension Fund and Freed Developments Ltd. are jointly acquiring a mixed-use site in Toronto. Fengate Asset Management ...

The challenges of benchmarking infrastructure in a pension portfolio

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Canadian pension funds’ median allocations to infrastructure are higher than their global counterparts, with these allocations increasing significantly since 2010. In fact, according to data ...

Contex Group Inc.