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Institutional investors considering geopolitical risk, inflation, in portfolio construction

In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, institutional investors are increasingly factoring geopolitical risks into portfolio construction, according to John Bai, senior vice-president and…

Institutional investors increasing allocations to real assets amid inflation, sustainability challenges: survey

Nearly two-thirds of institutional investors say they’re planning to increase their allocations to real assets over the next two years, amid a backdrop of inflation…

  • By: Staff
  • January 26, 2023 January 26, 2023
  • 09:00
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Global economy likely to experience higher inflation, interest rates: report

The world is entering an unpredictable period defined by increasing fiscal policy use, decreasing global trade and higher inflation and interest rates, according to a…

  • By: Staff
  • January 17, 2023 January 17, 2023
  • 12:00

2022 IIC coverage: Finding differentiated sources of growth and alpha in emerging markets

Emerging market economies with strong domestic structural growth stories are likely to thrive in the next 10 years, said Alexis Freyeisen, investment strategist for emerging…

2022 IIC coverage: Rethinking the role of carbon-intensive assets in investment portfolios

Reduced investment in the fossil fuel sector will lead to higher energy prices, encouraging the development of transition technologies, according to Mark Lacey, head of…

2022 IIC conference coverage: Four major misconceptions about fixed income impact investing

Four major misconceptions about fixed income impact investing have taken root in the minds of many institutional investors, according to Matt Lawton, fixed income portfolio…

2022 IIC coverage: The role of innovation in high-yield corporate bonds

“There’s been some tremendous innovation in fixed income markets, especially in the last decade. Technology has made transparency and liquidity blossom in areas that have…

2022 IIC coverage: Pension funds urged to leverage value, profitability model

Value and profitability are inextricably linked and, when they’re combined in a portfolio, institutional investors can garner a healthy premium, said Sunil Wahal, professor of…

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World’s top public sector pension investors hit by record losses: report

The world’s 42 largest public sector pension investment organizations saw their combined assets decline by nine per cent in the year ending June 30, 2022,…

Report finds Canadian DB pension plan assets declined 3.1% in December

The average Canadian defined benefit pension plan lost ground on a solvency and accountancy basis in December, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest monthly report. At…

  • By: Staff
  • January 12, 2023 January 12, 2023
  • 12:30

Canadian DB pension plan solvency up in 2022 while assets lost 15.6%: report

The aggregate funded ratio for Canadian defined benefit pension plans increased from 96.9 per cent to 100.8 per cent during 2022, according to Aon’s latest…

  • By: Staff
  • January 5, 2023 January 4, 2023
  • 09:00

Global institutional investors facing headwinds from strong U.S. dollar, war in Ukraine

The strength of the U.S. dollar and the ongoing war in Europe will hamper North American and other global institutional investors in 2023, though some…

  • By: Staff
  • December 22, 2022 December 22, 2022
  • 12:00
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AIMCo receives perfect grade for ESG performance in real estate

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. has received a top grade in a survey of the environmental, social and governance integration and performance of signatories of…

  • By: Staff
  • December 22, 2022 December 22, 2022
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Coverage of the 2022 Defined Benefit Investment Forum

If there was one message for defined benefit pension plan sponsor delegates at the 2022 Defined Benefit Investment Forum, it was that the fate of…

  • By: Staff
  • December 19, 2022 December 16, 2022
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2022 DBIF coverage: A look at the economic forecast for 2023

BMO Financial Group expects North American economies will go through a shallow recession in 2023, according to Douglas Porter, the bank’s chief economist and managing…

2022 DBIF coverage: 2023 market insights and DB plan portfolio positioning

Consensus expectations for U.S. inflation and interest rates in 2023 are overly optimistic, said Robert Forsyth, head of SPDR exchange-traded funds strategy and research at…

2022 DBIF coverage: DB plan sponsors urged to consider value-add of REITs during economic downturns

In the current market, institutional investors should consider increasing allocations to real estate and real estate investment trusts, said Joseph Shaw, managing partner and head of…

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Super-priority bill a major concern for DB plan sponsors: report

A bill intended to provide defined benefit pension plan members with super-priority should be a major concern for Canadian DB plan sponsors, according to LifeWorks…

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  • December 13, 2022 December 13, 2022
  • 12:45

Majority of institutional investors expecting recession, stagflation challenges in 2023: survey

While the vast majority (85 per cent) of institutional investors believe the economy is in a recession or will enter a recession next year, two-thirds (65…

  • By: Staff
  • December 12, 2022 December 12, 2022
  • 09:00

Prospect of global economic slowdown tops list of institutional investor concerns: survey

The possibility of a global economic slowdown is of greater concern to global institutional investors than rising inflation, according to a new survey from the…

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  • December 8, 2022 December 7, 2022
  • 12:00

Average DB discount rate dipped 0.5% in 2021: report

The average discount rate used by Canadian defined benefit pension plans at the end of 2021 was 0.5 per cent higher than the previous year,…

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  • December 6, 2022 December 6, 2022
  • 12:09

AIMCo-financed carbon emissions down 9% in 2021

The Alberta Investment Management Corp.’s total financed carbon dioxide emissions fell nine per cent in 2021, according to its annual climate disclosure. According to figures…

  • By: Staff
  • December 6, 2022 December 6, 2022
  • 12:00

World’s 100 largest asset managers’ AUM up 9% in 2021: report

The world’s 100 largest asset managers grossed US$25.7 trillion in assets under management as of Dec. 31, 2021, up nine per cent from the previous…

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  • December 5, 2022 December 5, 2022
  • 09:00

Canadian responsible investments holding steady at $3 trillion AUM: survey

Canadian investment managers had $3 trillion in assets using responsible investment strategies as of Dec. 31, 2021, down slightly from the $3.2 trillion reported in…

  • By: Staff
  • November 23, 2022 November 23, 2022
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