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Pension plans navigating bumpy road to recovery

Promising vaccine and coronavirus treatment news, coupled with the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden, has given markets a glimmer of certainty and optimism this…

CPPIB appoints first chief investment officer

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing Edwin Cass as its first-ever chief investment officer. In the new role, he’ll be responsible for total…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
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IPOs head for banner year on stock market’s strength

Companies that cater to the “new normal” of working and shopping from home are rushing to go public. 2020 could turn out to be the…

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Where did institutional equity investors turn in coronavirus crash?

During the coronavirus market crash, U.S. stocks with higher institutional ownership experienced worse performance, especially those held by active, short-term and domestic institutions, according to…

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  • August 17, 2020 December 6, 2020
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How can pension plan sponsors manage factor exposure in equity portfolios?

While factor behaviour tends to be consistent in market crashes and corrections, individual factor performance varies over the medium term. As such, institutional investors should…

  • By: Staff
  • July 31, 2020 December 6, 2020
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Is value investing still relevant?

With a rough 2020 year-to-date, value investing’s recent poor performance follows over a decade of underperformance, leaving many to ask if it’s still relevant, according…

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  • July 23, 2020 December 6, 2020
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U.S. largest and smallest cap stocks diverge in FTSE Russell index reconstitution

FTSE Russell has released a preliminary list of companies set to enter or leave its U.S. indexes at the end of June as part of…

  • By: Staff
  • June 11, 2020 December 6, 2020
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Consumer staples, health care expected to provide downside protection in medium term

Health care and consumers staples are sectors that typically perform well, even in moments of market stress. But during the coronavirus crisis, these sectors have…

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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,…

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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…

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Canadian equities were worst hit asset type for fund managers in Q1, report says

Canadian equities were the worst performing traditional asset category in the first quarter, according to a report that sizes up the financial impact of the…

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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…

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Moving beyond a naive definition of value investing

Stock picking with the right process and the right temperament works. And, contrary to popular claims, value investing is not dead. Those who claim it…

Emerging markets value investing not about catching falling knives: expert

When it comes to emerging markets equities, it’s important to look for compounders that will create value over time, says Andrew Miller, chief investment officer…

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Is tech the only equity sector with alpha left?

If institutional investors want alpha, there’s one sector in particular where they can find it, said Jeremy Yeung, vice-president of portfolio management and portfolio manager…

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Do ETFs warrant their own trading tools separate from equities?

Trading volume for exchange-traded funds is rising. And as such, more ETF trades are flowing through trading desks. For ETFs with underlying securities that have…

  • By: Staff
  • February 4, 2020 December 13, 2020
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Are health-care investments recession-proof?

In both good and bad economic times, people will inevitably get sick and require health care. So when markets are down, health care may be…

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How a coronavirus epidemic in China could ripple through the global economy

An international outbreak of respiratory illness sparked by a novel coronavirus has spread from its origins in central China to at least 11 countries, with…

Easing trade tensions bode well for emerging market stocks

Several factors are pointing to a possible rebound in emerging market stocks this year. Stocks in China and other developing economies notched solid gains in…

Finding opportunity in hidden bear markets

Global shares, represented by the MSCI world index, ended 2019 at an all-time high. Their robust 9.5 per cent per annum return during the 2010s…

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The changing nature of the U.S. listed market

A topic that has received a lot of attention recently in many markets, especially the United States, is the fall in the number of listed…

U.S.-Iran tensions roil world markets as gold hits seven-year high

Global stock markets took another hit Monday while oil and gold prices surged in response to the escalating tensions in the Middle East following the…

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Shareholder environmental activism showing results without compromising returns: study

Shareholder environmental activism has been growing in popularity with institutional investors, but is it working? The New York City pension system implemented a boardroom accountability…

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  • January 3, 2020 December 13, 2020
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After ebullient 2019, Wall Street warns of slower road ahead

After a year of nirvana, investors may need to get ready for something a little more normal. Markets are coming off a fabulous 2019, where…

  • January 2, 2020 December 13, 2020
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The WeWork Saga: What can institutional investors learn?

The WeWork saga has been ever-present in financial headlines in recent months. The brief version of the story can be summarized in a few steps:…