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Keeping big picture in mind when communicating about risk

During the global financial crisis, the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. implemented a new governance report to bring together all elements of its investment portfolio and…

Caisse real-estate arm partnering to provide retail tenants with e-commerce solutions

Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, is helping small and medium-sized tenants in its Canadian shopping…

IMCO creating policy research internships at C.D. Howe Institute

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is supporting six paid internships at the C.D. Howe Institute for summer 2020. “The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a…

  • By: Staff
  • May 28, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 07:26

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…

Communication key in pension risk management through coronavirus and beyond

Communication can be a challenge for pension plan sponsors and trustees when trying to remain focused on the long term, said Matthew Leatherman, director at…

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Northleaf introduces matrix to help investors track capital calls, distributions

In the current market environment, institutional investors worried about cash management want advance notice of when capital calls are coming, says Stuart Waugh, managing partner…

Transitioning to new normal of remote meetings without compromising governance

Digital is the new normal for committee and board meetings, so people must get used to it, says Rahul Bhardwaj, president and chief executive officer,…

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How can pension plans ensure diversity of thought at the board table?

Much attention has been paid to surface-level diversity in the boardroom, but what about diversity of thought? “Groupthink describes faulty decision-making,” says Rahul Bhardwaj, president…

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…

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Turning thought into action to strengthen Canada’s retirement income system

With Canada ranking only ninth out of 37 countries on the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index, more can be done to move it up the…

  • By: Avery Page
  • March 20, 2020 December 13, 2020
  • 09:47
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CalSTRS, GPIF and USS Investment Management highlight importance of long-term sustainable growth

The California State Teachers’ Retirement System, together with the Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund and the USS Investment Management Ltd., which manages funds for the…

  • By: Staff
  • March 12, 2020 December 13, 2020
  • 07:20
Coronavirus poses tough challenge for economic policymakers

Coronavirus poses tough challenge for economic policymakers

The fast-moving coronavirus isn’t just confounding health officials. It’s also bedevilling policymakers and central bankers who are struggling to assess the economic damage from an…

Exploring litigation financing as an asset class

Along with more traditional asset classes like fixed income or private equities, litigation finance is another area for pension funds to keep on their radars.…

  • By: Yaelle Gang
  • February 24, 2020 December 13, 2020
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Are your pension investments exposed to modern slavery?

With environmental, social and governance issues top of mind for many pension plan investors, modern slavery is one concern to keep on the radar. Historically,…

  • By: Yaelle Gang
  • February 21, 2020 December 13, 2020
  • 08:45

More than half of Canadians fear not having enough for retirement, says poll

A Scotiabank retirement survey says more than half of respondents are concerned that financial pressure will force them to re-enter the workplace after they retire.…

Big data, technology changing the nature of investment HR

With a rise in big data and artificial intelligence, institutional investors are starting to look for staff with different skills. Much of the success in…

  • By: Yaelle Gang
  • February 12, 2020 December 13, 2020
  • 08:27
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Survey: University investments saw slower growth in 2019

Most U.S. universities made money on their financial investments last year, but their returns were tempered by a global economic slowdown fueled by America’s trade…

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North American envelope maker purchasing $46 million group annuity buy-in

North American envelope marker and marketer, Supremex Inc., is purchasing a $46 million group annuity buy-in with RBC Life Insurance Co. The deal covers 361…

  • By: Staff
  • January 15, 2020 December 13, 2020
  • 09:18
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More investors inquiring about sexual harassment when hiring new managers

More investors responsible for allocating capital to investment management firms (nine per cent) would still consider investing, or invest, with a money manager discovered to…

  • By: Staff
  • December 16, 2019 December 13, 2020
  • 08:24
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Andrew Claerhout appointed as new partner at Searchlight Capital

Andrew Claerhout is joining Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P. as a partner, where he’ll share responsibility for leading the firm’s infrastructure investments. Claerhout previously spent nearly…

  • By: Staff
  • November 20, 2019 December 13, 2020
  • 09:53
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How fintech is changing the world of finance

Fintech includes four areas, all of which are changing the financial industry in different ways. These include peer-to-peer financing, robo-advising or systematic asset management, decentralized…

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Can investors get value for money with current active management fee structures?

Asset managers usually increase their profits by gathering more assets to manage, but doing so isn’t necessarily helping the institutional investors that work with them.…

  • By: Staff
  • October 1, 2019 January 5, 2021
  • 09:12

Navigating the challenges for women in finance in 2019

While challenges still exist for women in finance, many are navigating success in this world in different ways. A panel delved into this topic at…

  • By: Yaelle Gang
  • September 26, 2019 January 6, 2021
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Mercer Canada appoints new CIO

Mercer Canada has appointed Rachel Volynsky as its new chief investment officer. In the new role, Volynsky will be leading Mercer’s outsourced chief investment officer…

  • By: Staff
  • September 25, 2019 January 9, 2021
  • 10:11

Dawn Jia appointed as president, CEO of UBC Investment Management Trust

One of Canada’s largest university investment offices, UBC Investment Management Trust, has appointed Dawn Jia as its president and chief executive officer effective Sept. 13,…

  • By: Staff
  • September 19, 2019 January 6, 2021
  • 16:34