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The Performers

There are queues and it may take nine to 12 months to get capital drawn down. At UBS, we’ve been approaching fund managers with existing stablilized real estate portfolios and working with them to create new open-end core funds.

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Matt Johnson
Head of Multi-Managers Real Estate Americas, Portfolio
Manager and Managing Director, UBS Asset Management

Matt Johnson
UBS

Shawn A. Cohen
Director, Relationship Management,
MFS Investment Management Canada Limited

Sarah E. Donahue
Director, Consultant Relations,
MFS Investment Management Canada Limited

 

We’ve moved from an environment in which many plans offered 30 or more investment options to one in which most offer 10 to 16. I think the ideal is even lower.

Shawn A. Cohen and Sarah E. Donahue

It’s encouraging to see that target-date funds are now a top choice for the default fund… It’s imperative that we have a default fund that is appropriate for investors.


The small-cap market is very inefficient, and that gives us a lot of opportunity to add value.

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Teresa Lee
Co-CIO,
Sionna Investment Managers

Teresa Lee
Sionna Investment Managers ®


That is why we created global real estate offerings specifically for Canadian investors.

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Matt Johnson
Head of Americas – Global
Multi-Managers for UBS Asset Management, Global Real Estate

Matt Johnson
UBS


Our mission is to continue to build a world-class real estate investment management and services firm, set apart by exceptional client service, fiduciary culture, consistently competitive performance, and global leadership in sustainability.

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Gary Whitelaw
Group CEO, Bentall Kennedy

Gary Whitelaw
Sun Life Investment Management | Bentall Kennedy


We work on a team basis and follow an investment process that is clear and systematic, and everyone has a voice in the decisions. We strongly believe that the combination of experienced hands and fresh minds invigorates our thinking and leads to better performance.

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Renee Arnold
Head of Business Development, Canada, Aberdeen Asset Management Inc.

Renee Arnold
Aberdeen Asset Management


The challenge the Canadian market faces is that it’s a concentrated market with energy and materials representing a fairly large component of the benchmark, and that leads to some volatility. When you have a more balanced mix of global and Canadian stocks, over time, you’ll enhance that risk-return profile and ensure a smoother ride.

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Stephen Way
Senior Vice-president and Portfolio Manager,
AGF Investments Inc.

Stephen Way
AGF


Bradley R. Hicks
Managing Director, Canada
MFS Investment Management Canada Limited

Christine Girvan
Managing Director, Canada
MFS Investment Management Canada Limited

 

It’s a phenomenal time to be at the epicentre of the ongoing dialogue around retirement… we haven’t been in a position like this before.

Bradley R. Hicks and Christine Girvan

Nothing is cast in stone. The pension market over the last 20 years has changed dramatically and, I venture to say, the next 20 years won’t look the same either.


I believe that there is a fundamental change taking place in the institutional investment marketplace.

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Carl S. Bang,
MBA, CFA

President, Sun Life
Investment Management Inc.

Carl S. Bang

sunlife

As a manager, I’ve learned how critical it is to understand how your portfolio will react if there is a crisis.

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Rajiv Jain
Chief Investment Officer and
Co-Chief Executive Officer Vontobel Asset Management, Inc.

Rajiv Jain

vontobel

Success for me has always been connected to what’s going on in markets around the world. I have a passion about investing, and when you have passion for something you’re going to do it well.

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Sadiq S. Adatia
Chief Investment Officer, Sun Life Global Investments

Sadiq S. Adatia

sunlife

As an active manager with a distinct style playing in a pretty small sandbox — the Canadian marketplace — our objective remains to do better than the overall market.

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Garey J. Aitken
Chief Investment Officer, Franklin Bissett Investment Management

Garey J. Aitken

franklin templeton

We’re now working much more as partners with our clients in the face of adversity to help them solve their problems and, ultimately, meet their objectives.

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Jill Wagman
Managing Principal, Eckler Ltd.

Jill Wagman

Eckler

By being in all sectors all the time and owning the cheapest stocks, we have a less volatile return relative to the market for investors.

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Kim Shannon
President & CIO, Sionna

Kim Shannon

Sionna Investment Managers
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