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Brent Simmons

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
  • 09:53
  • 2021-05-11

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
  • 12:00

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
  • 10:54

Is it time for an asset-strategy check-up?

At the time of my last column in May, many pension plan sponsors were catching their breath after watching funding levels take a roller coaster…

  • August 27, 2020 December 5, 2020
  • 08:14
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Randolph Cohen

Understanding liquid private equity investment strategies

It’s likely that investors seeking the potential higher returns and the lower downside risks of private equity in their diversified portfolios already know that, historically,…

  • May 6, 2021 May 12, 2021
  • 09:00
  • 2021-05-06
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Chris Horwood

When the bubble bursts, what you don’t own will make all the difference

Sir John Templeton once said, “Bull markets are born on pessimism, grow on skepticism, mature on optimism and die on euphoria.” He was describing the…

  • April 13, 2021 May 4, 2021
  • 12:00
  • 2021-04-13

It’s time to revolutionize how investment firms are paid

Investment management is an unusual business in that it doesn’t typically offer customers their money back if they’re unsatisfied with the product or service. This…

  • January 6, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 10:12

Looking beyond the U.S. for quality fundamentals at the right price

US equities have dominated their global peers over the past decade. As of 30 June, the S&P 500 had returned 14.5 per cent per annum…

  • August 10, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 07:52

Extreme uncertainty produces extreme opportunities

The novel coronavirus pandemic has been an enormous human tragedy and its ultimate impact on the global economy remains impossible to predict. For many companies,…

  • May 13, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 09:26
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Gerry Wahl

Why decumulation is a challenge for CAPs          

While decumulation is a critical aspect of retirement, in my opinion, it doesn't attract enough attention. Decumulation is the process of drawing down a capital…

  • April 6, 2021 April 6, 2021
  • 12:00
  • 2021-04-06

Understanding CAP management fees

Why fee reviews are an important step for plan sponsors

  • October 29, 2018 January 13, 2021
  • 07:30

Understanding CPP’s shortcomings

How the benefit shrinks with age and what that means for retirement security

  • October 18, 2018 January 13, 2021
  • 05:16

Fees and fiduciary risk

Sponsors need to understand their responsibilities to minimize potential litigation.

  • September 18, 2018 January 13, 2021
  • 11:36
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George Athanassakos

There’s more pandemic-era punches to come for institutional investors

Mike Tyson’s one liner “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth” comes to mind when I think of the predicament central…

  • April 1, 2021 April 6, 2021
  • 13:00
  • 2021-04-01

The Trudeau effect: Part two

Is Canada's underwhelming market performance Trudeau's fault?

  • October 4, 2018 January 13, 2021
  • 13:53

How Buffett’s Approach Can Help Endowment Funds

Why value investing works for university foundations.

  • June 6, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 08:13

Millennials and the Rise of Amazon

How a generation has shaped the new economy.

  • February 5, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 11:55