Zev Frishman

Are annuities super bonds?

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Last year was a strong year for the Canadian annuity market and the start of 2019 is looking promising as well, said Marie Desrochers, director ...

OMERS Ventures talks innovation

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The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System is a direct investor across all its asset classes; however, as it continued to get bigger, it was missing ...

What trends are dominating private assets for 2019?

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As alternative investments become ubiquitous among institutional portfolios, harnessing the right strategies will make all the difference in an environment where returns are proving harder ...

New paper proposes approach for measuring long-term investor performance

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With long-term investors like pension funds continuing to face challenges in measuring performance, a new paper is setting out to develop a better way to ...

Setting a prudent asset mix policy for an aboriginal trust

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Over the last few years we have seen numerous First Nations’ settlements with the government. The amounts of these settlements are typically large and can, ...

DC pension assets surpass DB assets in world’s largest markets: report

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Defined contribution plan assets now account for more than 50 per cent of total assets across the world’s seven largest pension markets, surpassing defined benefit plan assets ...

Concordia becomes first Canadian university to issue sustainable bond

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Concordia University has launched a sustainable bond, with the aim of financing its share of the university’s new science hub while generating environmental and social benefits ...

More gender diversity needed in alternative investments: report

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Institutional investors are driving efforts to improve gender diversity within the alternative investments space, but there are still major challenges in recruiting, retaining and advancing ...

Canadian DB pensions finish 2018 in negative territory: reports

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Canadian defined benefit pension plans finished 2018 in negative territory, according to two new reports. Pension plans in RBC Investor & Treasury Services’ universe posted an annual ...

Data is an asset class, says OPTrust CIO

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It’s been almost a year since the OPSEU Pension Trust co-launched an investment platform, EdgeCore Internet Real Estate, which builds, owns and operates North American ...

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