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Pension plans are navigating the 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…

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It’s time to revolutionize how investment firms are paid

Investment management is an unusual business in that it doesn’t typically offer customers their money back if they’re unsatisfied with the product or service. This…

Canadian ESG-related investment assets surge to $3.2 trillion: report

Will the environment be back on institutional investor agendas in 2021?

For institutional investors keen to maintain environmental, social and governance commitments made in recent years, there’s a steep climb ahead. The Paris Agreement — and…

  • By: Staff
  • January 6, 2021 January 31, 2021
  • 10:03

EMPEA appointing CPPIB’s Suyi Kim to board of directors

The Emerging Markets Private Equity Association is appointing Suyi Kim, head of Asia Pacific at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, to its board of…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 19:05

Mawer shakes up equity strategies management team

Jim Hall is stepping down as co-manager of Mawer Investment Management Ltd.’s Canadian and global equity strategies to focus his full attention on his responsibilities…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 19:04

CPPIB appointing new senior advisor for Europe

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing Guillaume Pepy as senior advisor for Europe. In the new role, which started July 1, he’ll engage with…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 19:03

Caisse appoints Marc-André Blanchard as EVP, head of CDPQ global

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is appointing Marc-André Blanchard as executive vice-president and head of CDPQ Global, effective Sept. 8, 2020. In the…

  • December 10, 2020 January 20, 2021
  • 18:54

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
  • 18:48
How does a rise in passive investing impact corporate governance?

How does a rise in passive investing impact corporate governance?

Institutional investors own more than 70 per cent of U.S. public firms and passive funds have seen significant growth, from five per cent of mutual…

  • By: Yaelle Gang
  • October 27, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 12:42
Are speed bumps in financial markets accomplishing their goals?

Are speed bumps in financial markets accomplishing their goals?

With the prevalence of high-frequency trading, some financial market exchange platforms have imposed speed bumps to delay trading orders and slow these traders down. “Of…

  • By: Yaelle Gang
  • October 27, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 12:36
How institutional investors can unsmooth illiquid returns

How institutional investors can unsmooth illiquid returns

As institutional investors increase allocations to alternative investments, it becomes increasingly challenging to understand risk. A new paper, co-authored by Spencer Couts, assistant professor of…

  • By: Yaelle Gang
  • October 27, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 12:32
Should social security benefits be considered when looking at wealth inequality?

Should social security benefits be considered when looking at wealth inequality?

People often discuss the wealth gap between the top one per cent and the rest of the population, but measures of wealth inequality don’t consider…

  • By: Yaelle Gang
  • October 27, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 12:29

Does time of day impact financial market returns?

While many drivers can influence stock market returns, it turns out the time of the day may play an important role. In particular, the four…

  • By: Yaelle Gang
  • October 27, 2020 October 27, 2020
  • 12:25
What do quantitative investors mean for firm efficiency?

What do quantitative investors mean for firm efficiency?

The traditional worry about the rise of passive investment is that it will result in less informed asset pricing in the market overall. A new…

How a central bank’s policy can impact investments on the other side of the world

How a central bank’s policy can impact investments on the other side of the world

How do the European Central Bank’s monetary-policy decisions influence corporate debt levels in the U.S.? The ECB’s purchasing of investment-grade, corporate, Euro-denominated bonds seemingly crowded…

How to beat the crowd in factor investing

How to beat the crowd in factor investing

Can factor investing continue to give investors an edge if everyone’s doing it? Interest in using factors to invest has been on an upward trend…

Is value investing still relevant in a volatile market?

Is value investing still relevant in a volatile market?

Back in December 2018, I wrote an article asking whether it was a good time for pension plan sponsors to revisit value investing. At that time, public…

  • October 6, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 08:45

FTSE Russell set to add Chinese government bonds to world government bond index

Chinese government bonds are set to be included in the FTSE Russell world government bond index. The changes came off the back of the index…

  • By: Staff
  • September 25, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 11:54

91% of institutional investors say pandemic will lead to a global recession: survey

A majority (79 per cent) of institutional investors see a global economic slowdown as the top threat to their portfolios in the next 12 months,…

  • By: Staff
  • September 22, 2020 November 17, 2020
  • 15:15

Ontario Teachers’ opening Singapore office

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is opening a new office in Singapore to enhance its capabilities in Asia Pacific. As of the end of 2019,…

  • By: Staff
  • September 21, 2020 November 17, 2020
  • 15:45
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How active investors that don’t engage can hurt the market

The traditional worry about the rise of passive investments is that the trend makes for less informed pricing of assets in the market overall. Less…

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Federal Reserve sees rates near zero at least through 2023

The Federal Reserve expects to keep its benchmark interest rate pegged near zero at least through 2023 as it strives to accelerate economic growth and…

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Long-Term Stock Exchange opens for business

A new stock exchange aimed at serving companies and investors that share a long-term vision has opened its doors. The Long-Term Stock Exchange will trade…

  • By: Yaelle Gang
  • September 17, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 07:31
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ADB forecasts developing Asian economies in recession in 2020

Developing economies in Asia will contract in 2020, the first such downturn in nearly 60 years, the Asian Development Bank said Tuesday in an update…

Institutional investors looking to raise emerging market exposures: research

Historically, many institutional investors have been wary of emerging markets despite their growing role in the global economy, but the tide may be shifting, according…

  • By: Staff
  • September 10, 2020 November 17, 2020
  • 08:30