CIR news

Latest columns in Canadian Investment Review Experts

Canadian Investment Review Experts

Edward Truant

Why capital deployment is key in commercial litigation finance investing

Why capital deployment is key in commercial litigation finance investing

In many private equity asset classes, managers typically deploy most of their capital in a particular investment on day one. While they may increase or…

  • December 22, 2020 February 5, 2021
  • 09:02
  • 2020-12-22

Is the time right for pension funds to consider litigation finance?

In the early days of litigation finance, most fund managers sold a concept and their own capabilities, but not much else. And risky strategies attracted…

  • June 19, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 09:01

Commercial litigation finance demand fuelled by coronavirus

In legal circles, it has always been thought that crises breed litigation. And while that appears to be the case in the current crisis, it…

  • May 28, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 07:16

Exploring the impact of coronavirus on commercial litigation finance investments

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” The above quote from Charles Dickens aptly describes the current environment for the…

  • April 14, 2020 December 13, 2020
  • 07:44
Canadian Investment Review Experts

Emerson Savage

Three lessons 2020 taught institutional investors

After years of relatively stable appreciation in global fixed-income and equity markets, investors were thrust into dramatic turbulence in the first quarter of 2020, as…

  • December 17, 2020 February 5, 2021
  • 10:04
  • 2020-12-17

What does a rise in Robinhood traders mean for institutional investors?

During and after the market crash of this year’s first quarter, retail traders flocked to the various commission-free online brokerages in droves. These traders began…

  • August 31, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 08:40

Value investing’s crisis of confidence

A value approach to investing has yielded great benefits in the past. Though there are often semantics around what constitutes value investing, it can be…

  • May 11, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 08:25

Laying the foundation for real estate investing

As alternative asset classes continue to be a major area of interest for institutional investors, considering the benefits and drawbacks of real estate as an…

  • February 26, 2020 December 13, 2020
  • 06:17
Canadian Investment Review Experts

Mark S. Yamada

Is dynamic risk management the key to decumulation?

Is dynamic risk management the key to decumulation?

Many defined contribution pension plans contain a built-in contradiction. During accumulation, they offer an array of investment choices — sometimes too many. In decumulation, by…

  • December 15, 2020 February 5, 2021
  • 09:07
  • 2020-12-15
Canadian Investment Review Experts

Jeff Pentland

A private markets perspective on the pandemic in 2020 and beyond

What a difference a year makes. At this time in 2019, initial reports of a novel virus to be called COVID-19 were just beginning to…

  • December 9, 2020 February 5, 2021
  • 14:29
  • 2020-12-09
Canadian Investment Review Experts

Catherine Ann Marshall

RESTing the case on climate change

RESTing the case on climate change

A lawsuit settlement on the other side of the world is reverberating around the globe as it increases the environmental, social and governance standards for…

  • December 2, 2020 February 5, 2021
  • 08:24
  • 2020-12-02

The slow burn of climate change in heat of pandemic

Meeting a deadline in the midst of a pandemic seems like a good test of corporate resiliency and, according to a recent survey of Canadian…

  • June 24, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 07:41

PRI reporting deadline: A race to the finish line in 2020

There is nothing like a deadline to focus the mind. Asset owners and managers who are signatories of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investments…

  • February 27, 2020 December 13, 2020
  • 07:54