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CPPIB-backed sports entertainment stock rebounds after disastrous Nasdaq debut

A sport data intelligence and entertainment provider backed by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is seeing its stock price recover following a disastrous first…

TTC Pension Plan naming Anthony Tang portfolio manager of public markets

The Toronto Transit Commission Pension Plan is naming Anthony Tang as its portfolio manager of public markets. In the new role, Tang will oversee about…

  • By: Staff
  • September 7, 2021 September 7, 2021
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Two decades of low inflation push DB pensions toward alternative investments: Bank of Canada

Canada’s defined benefit plans are allocating more to alternative investments as a result of a two-decade period of low inflation, according to a new study…

  • By: Staff
  • August 31, 2021 August 31, 2021
  • 09:00
ESG influencing company strategy, increasing oil market vulnerability: reports

CPPIB investing in oilfield drilling company, Caisse in SAP firm

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing about $12.825 million in common shares of a Calgary-based oil and gas infrastructure service provider. The pension…

  • By: Staff
  • August 17, 2021 August 16, 2021
  • 09:00
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Sounding Board: Tips for evaluating a target-date fund

Since target-date funds were introduced to the Canadian market in the early 2000s, they’ve become the dominant investment choice for defined contribution pension plan members.…

Canadian equities buoy DB pension’s Q2 returns: report

Canadian defined benefit pension plans returned 4.4 per cent in the second quarter of 2021, according to RBC Investor & Treasury Services’ latest all-plan universe.…

  • By: Staff
  • August 3, 2021 August 3, 2021
  • 12:00

DB pension interest in fixed income grew in 2020, finds PIAC asset mix report

Members of the Pension Investment Association of Canada saw their managed assets grow by 7.4 per cent in 2020, according to a new report. In…

  • By: Staff
  • July 15, 2021 July 15, 2021
  • 09:00
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UAPP withdrawing $2.7BN public equities portfolio from AIMCo

The Universities Academic Pension Plan is withdrawing control of its $2.7-billlion public equities portfolio from the Alberta Investment Management Corp. The withdrawal comes following ongoing…

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…

  • By: Staff
  • August 17, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 08:40
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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
  • 07:56
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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…

  • By: Staff
  • 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
  • 08:30
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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
  • 07:35

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…