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Catherine Heath

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Expert panel: Weighing the benefits, pitfalls of investing in Canadian equity

Why should defined benefit pension plans invest in Canadian equity markets at all? It's a question many DB plan sponsors began asking themselves in the…

  • September 22, 2022 September 22, 2022
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  • 2022-09-22

How should investors interpret the recent rise in interest rates?

United States 10-year bond yields have risen substantially from their lows of 0.50 per cent last summer, hitting 1.6 per cent by late February. Canadian…

  • March 18, 2021 April 24, 2021
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The green shoots of Canada’s green bond market

Canada’s green bond market has been growing, but investors would benefit from digging a little deeper to ensure what they’re buying is in fact green…

  • August 19, 2020 February 5, 2021
  • 09:08

Managing fixed income liquidity issues caused by the coronavirus crash

When the coronavirus prompted a collapse in both economic activity and equity markets in March, it put an end to the longest bull market in…

  • April 16, 2020 December 13, 2020
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Canadian Investment Review Experts

Laura McGrath

Expert panel: A checklist for a credible climate plan

Pension plan sponsors can't ignore the financial risks of climate change or respond to them with half-baked approaches that allow companies to continue pumping out pollution.…

  • June 9, 2022 June 10, 2022
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  • 2022-06-09
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Canadian Investment Review Experts

George Athanassakos

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Do cryptocurrencies have a place for value-oriented investors?

What's the value of Bitcoin? Or better, what makes it valuable? Is it because many people think it's valuable? Is it valuable because it's cool…

  • April 7, 2022 April 6, 2022
  • 11:00
  • 2022-04-07

Rising interest rates, value investing, war in Europe: key questions answered

It's a chaotic time for institutional investors. Between rising inflation and interest rates, war in Europe and an ongoing global pandemic, stock market volatility is…

  • April 5, 2022 April 6, 2022
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Expert panel: A look at commodity price behaviour over the business cycles

With gas and oil prices reaching new heights last week, panicking both politicians and consumers, we must ask ourselves if this behaviour is typical of…

  • November 2, 2021 November 2, 2021
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Expert panel: The concept of risk and risk management in value investing and modern portfolio theory

Between mixed signals about inflation, signs of structural weakness in China’s over-leveraged real estate sector and September’s low returns on global equities, institutional investors have…

  • October 14, 2021 September 13, 2022
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Canadian Investment Review Experts

Colin Ripsman

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Expert panel: An investment roadmap for 2022

Last year was a tumultuous one, with economies ravaged by successive waves of coronavirus pandemic-related stresses and closures. Despite the negative impact these forces had…

  • January 4, 2022 January 4, 2022
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  • 2022-01-04

Institutional investing in 2021: looking towards the future

Last year offered up one of most tempestuous investment environments in recent memory, and this year looks to be equally dynamic. It will be increasingly…

  • January 4, 2021 April 14, 2021
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Institutional investing in 2020: a year in review

We won’t soon forget 2020. This tumultuous year was characterized by a global pandemic, lockdowns around the world, spiking unemployment levels and business failures. Increasing…

  • December 16, 2020 February 5, 2021
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Investment strategies for frozen DB plans

\Over the course of the last 15 years we have seen an increase in the number of frozen corporate defined benefit plans in Canada. Frozen…

  • April 1, 2019 January 10, 2021
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Canadian Investment Review Experts

Brent Simmons

Expert panel: Inflation risk — to hedge or not to hedge?

With October inflation hitting an 18-year high, inflation risk is back on the radar of plan sponsors providing inflation-linked defined benefit pensions. In the past,…

  • November 25, 2021 November 26, 2021
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  • 2021-11-25

Looking under the hood of jumbo transactions

The recent announcement that General Motors of Canada Co. purchased $1.8 billion of annuities for its salaried pension plan is creating a lot of excitement.…

  • May 11, 2021 May 12, 2021
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Expert panel: How DB plan sponsors can get back into the driver’s seat

Much has been written about how 2020 was unprecedented, challenging and exhausting — take your pick of adjectives. It was also a white-knuckle ride for…

  • March 11, 2021 April 13, 2021
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Plan hibernation: a sleeping bear can still bite

Defined benefit pension plan sponsors who are interested in better pension risk management for their retirees have two main strategies to consider: They can either…

  • November 11, 2020 February 5, 2021
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