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Just 1% of institutional investors remain ESG non-adopters: survey

Only one per cent of institutional investors described their organizations as non-adopters of environmental, social and governance investing criteria, according to a survey from Capital Group. The…

Coalition publishes model investment contracts to enforce plan ESG guidelines

The Pension Fund Coalition is publishing a set of generic contracts aimed to help plan sponsors in establishing minimum environmental, social and governance criteria with…

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  • May 19, 2022 May 18, 2022
  • 08:55

Canadian pension plans well positioned as inflation hits 31-year high: report

Canada’s pension plans are well positioned to succeed in a high inflation environment though stagflation remains a significant threat, according to a new report from…

Asset managers adopting DEI policies, but top ranks remain relatively unchanged: survey

While official diversity, equity and inclusion policies have been widely adopted by U.S. institutional asset management organizations, these policies have made little difference to the…

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  • May 17, 2022 May 17, 2022
  • 12:30
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DeFi used in 97% of crypto theft: report

Decentralized finance technology facilitated more illicit cryptocurrency transactions in the first quarter of 2022 than in any other period, according to a report from Chainalysis…

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Diversified pooled funds dip 4.1% in Q1: report

Diversified pooled fund managers saw median losses of 4.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2022, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s performance universe. While Canadian…

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  • May 12, 2022 May 12, 2022
  • 12:30

Canadian institutional investors’ losses reach 4.61% in Q1: report

Canada’s institutional investors saw assets decline by 4.61 per cent in the first quarter of 2022, according to the BNY Mellon Canadian master trust universe. With…

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  • May 10, 2022 May 10, 2022
  • 13:10
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Majority of institutional investors believe Ukraine crisis will lead to stagflation: survey

The majority of institutional investors believe the Russian invasion of Ukraine will be the catalyst of a period of high inflation and low employment around…

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  • May 10, 2022 May 11, 2022
  • 12:00
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DB pension plans saw solvency gains, 5.3% losses in April: report

In spite of overall losses, Canadian defined benefit pension plans saw their financial positions improve on a solvency and accountancy basis in April, according to…

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  • May 5, 2022 May 5, 2022
  • 11:00
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Canadian DB pension plan losses hit 5.5% in Q1: report

Canada’s defined benefit pension plans saw average losses of 5.5 per cent in the first quarter of 2022, according to a new report by RBC Investor…

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  • May 3, 2022 May 4, 2022
  • 11:30

Canadian DB pension plans return -6.4% during heightened volatility in Q1: report

The median Canadian defined benefit pension plan experienced a pullback in investment returns during the first quarter of 2022, returning negative 6.4 per cent as…

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  • April 25, 2022 April 26, 2022
  • 09:00
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AIMCo returns 14.7% in record-breaking year

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. secured a return of 14.7 per cent in 2021, according to its annual report. During the year, the AIMCo’s assets under…

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  • April 21, 2022 April 21, 2022
  • 11:00
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U.S. union linking CPPIB-backed fund to human rights abuses

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is one of 12 pension funds being targeted by calls to divest holdings in a KKR fund. The United…

CPPIB promoting Priti Singh to global head of capital markets, factor investing

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is promoting Priti Singh to senior managing director and global head of capital markets and factor investing, effective May…

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  • April 18, 2022 April 18, 2022
  • 15:00

Canadian institutional investors increasing exposure to crypto assets: survey

While more than half (57 per cent) of institutional investors got into crypto assets between 2020 and 2021, most investments were small with 71 per…

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  • April 11, 2022 April 7, 2022
  • 09:00
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Typical DB pension plan improved on a solvency, accounting basis in March: report

While a typical Canadian defined benefit pension plan saw negative investment returns in March, it also improved on a solvency and accounting basis, according to…

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  • April 7, 2022 April 7, 2022
  • 11:00
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Do cryptocurrencies have a place for value-oriented investors?

What’s the value of Bitcoin? Or better, what makes it valuable? Is it because many people think it’s valuable? Is it valuable because it’s cool…

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CPPIB launches network of asset managers, data contributors to enhance investment strategy

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is partnering with New York-based data encryption firm Inpher Inc. to create a private network of asset managers and…

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  • April 5, 2022 April 5, 2022
  • 12:30

Rising interest rates, value investing, war in Europe: key questions answered

It’s a chaotic time for institutional investors. Between rising inflation and interest rates, war in Europe and an ongoing global pandemic, stock market volatility is…

75% of investors factoring climate change into investment policies: survey

For three-quarters (75 per cent) of institutional investors, climate change is now central to — or a significant factor in — their investment policies, a…

  • By: Staff
  • March 31, 2022 March 30, 2022
  • 09:00

Institutional investors reducing exposure to fixed income: survey

The majority of institutional investors intend to reduce their exposure to fixed income, according to a new survey by Aeon Investments. The survey, which polled…

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  • March 29, 2022 March 29, 2022
  • 12:30
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Private infrastructure investments to top $1 trillion in 2022: report

Assets under management by private infrastructure investors are forecast to reach a record $1.19 trillion in 2022, according to a new report by Boston Consulting…

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  • March 24, 2022 March 24, 2022
  • 13:16

Canadian asset managers trust analysts more, technology less than global peers: report

Compared to their global peers, Canada’s asset managers are more confident in their organizations’ data analysis abilities and less confident in their data management platforms,…

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  • March 22, 2022 March 22, 2022
  • 12:00

Carbon credit schemes offer attractive risk-adjusted returns: CPPIB report

Nature-based mitigants to climate change will offer attractive risk-adjusted returns to investors, according to a new report from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. Natural…

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  • March 16, 2022 March 16, 2022
  • 12:20

Canadian DB pension funded position improved in February: report

Despite rising concerns about inflation and the war in Ukraine, the funded position of a typical Canadian defined benefit pension plan improved slightly on both…

  • By: Staff
  • March 8, 2022 March 8, 2022
  • 12:30