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Via Rail Canada restructuring fixed income allocations in response to challenging markets

The Adirondack 46ers isn’t for the faint of heart — joining the club requires hiking 250 kilometres to reach the top of the 46 highest…

CPPIB appointing Kristina Fanjoy as senior managing director, CFO

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing Kristina Fanjoy as senior managing director and chief financial officer. In the role, she’ll be responsible for…

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  • October 13, 2022 October 13, 2022
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LDI leveraging strategies left U.K. DB pensions vulnerable to bond yield spike: expert

The use of leverage by U.K. defined benefit pension plans with liability-driven investment strategies left them vulnerable to a sharp rise in bond yields in…

Caisse financing Japanese solar project; BCI- and CPPIB-backed grain distributor acquiring U.S. competitor

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is financing part of a renewable energy project in Japan. The investment organization is investing about $90…

  • By: Staff
  • October 13, 2022 October 11, 2022
  • 09:00

Bank of England intervened in bond market to protect DB pension plans: letter

The Bank of England’s decision to intervene in the long-dated government bond market protected defined benefit pension plans with liability-driven investment strategies, according to a…

  • By: Staff
  • October 11, 2022 October 7, 2022
  • 12:30

Canadian DB pension plan assets dropped 2.8% in September: report

The value of a typical Canadian defined benefit pension plan’s assets declined in September, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest monthly report. An investment portfolio designed…

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  • October 11, 2022 October 7, 2022
  • 11:30
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IMCO investing in digital infrastructure provider, Caisse constructing Boston life sciences facility

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is investing US$450 million in a digital infrastructure provider. DataBank Ltd. operates a portfolio of 74 data centres in France,…

  • By: Staff
  • October 6, 2022 October 6, 2022
  • 12:45

Cadillac Fairview names Julian Neave as director of London office

The real estate arm of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is appointing Julian Neave as the director of its London office. As the first director…

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  • October 6, 2022 October 6, 2022
  • 12:30

Global institutional investors overlooking African climate opportunities: report

Global institutional investors are overlooking climate-related opportunities in Africa, according to a new report by independent non-profit research group the Climate Policy Initiative. “The private…

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  • October 6, 2022 October 6, 2022
  • 12:00

Coverage of the 2022 Risk Management Conference

In 2022, normal was supposed to make a comeback — it didn’t. Just as supply chains began to stabilize, war broke out in Europe, China…

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  • October 6, 2022 September 30, 2022
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2022 Risk Management Conference: Understanding risk in a time of global turmoil

Managing risk in an era defined by escalating geopolitical tension, degenerating global trade networks and unprecedented economic turmoil is no simple task — and doing…

2022 Risk Management Conference: Navigating rising inflation, minimizing impact on pension plans

Alongside a potential recession and lower global economic growth looming in 2023, defined benefit pension plan sponsors have several tools to minimize the impact of…

2022 Risk Management Conference: Tactical fixed income strategies for managing risk during volatility

Fixed income investing isn’t known for its excitement, but in the volatile markets of the post-coronavirus pandemic period, bond specialists may be in for a…

2022 Risk Management Conference: Using renewable energy assets to manage risk in private markets

Renewable energy assets can offer a lot to institutional investors’ portfolios, serving to lower risk opportunities over the long term compared to traditional energy assets…

2022 Risk Management Conference: Institutional investors have a fiduciary duty to assess, mitigate climate-related risks

The climate crisis puts the security of workers’ retirements at stake, said Patrick DeRochie, senior manager at Shift Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health,…

2022 Risk Management Conference: How institutional investors can power an investment program from strategy to implementation and oversight

As institutional investors increasingly turn to private markets in their investment strategies, a holistic approach is required to understand the opportunity set and optimize exposure,…

2022 Risk Management Conference: How economic cycles impact global REITs

While publicly traded real estate investment trusts have been impacted by rising interest rates, the extent of the impact varies from market to market, said…

2022 Risk Management Conference: Multi-asset credit provides income, diversification amid rising volatility

With market volatility increasing amid the convergence of multiple global events, institutional investors can turn to multi-asset credit to provide attractive levels of income and…

2022 Risk Management Conference: How a four-state probability model can improve investment, risk decisions

The use of a four-state probability model can more accurately predict stock market phases and improve investment and risk management decisions, said Tom McCurdy, professor…

2022 Risk Management Conference: How institutional investors can accept, overcome inherent risk misperception

Risk misperception is inherent in humans and has been since stone-aged men and women first roamed the earth, said Dan Gardner, a senior fellow at…

2022 Risk Management Conference: Long-term implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for emerging market investors

For years prior to the Russia-Ukraine war, there were murmurs about deglobalization as geostrategic tensions grew, nationalism flared worldwide and the coronavirus pandemic stressed global…

2022 Risk Management Conference: A look at two pension plan sponsors’ experiences with impact investing

Responsible investing covers a spectrum between simple exclusion practices to environmental, social and governance integration to thematic and impact investing, said Les Marton, managing director…


New ideas, access to top asset managers top reasons institutional investors hire OCIO: survey

About two-thirds (64 per cent) of global institutional investors say new ideas and access to top asset managers are the key benefits of hiring an…

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  • October 4, 2022 October 4, 2022
  • 12:30

CPPIB proxy voting policy targeting sustainability, board term lengths and diversity: report

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is warning corporate board directors that any companies failing to consider climate risks, adopting multiple-year term lengths or lacking in…

  • By: Staff
  • September 29, 2022 September 30, 2022
  • 12:00
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AIMCo opening second office in Alberta

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is opening a new Calgary satellite office as part of a strategy to better capture investment opportunities within its home…

  • By: Staff
  • September 29, 2022 September 27, 2022
  • 12:00