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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…

  • By: Staff
  • 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…

  • By: Staff
  • 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…

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  • March 8, 2022 March 8, 2022
  • 12:30
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Bank of Canada raises interest rate to 0.5%, warns of volatility

In a move widely anticipated by the financial sector, the Bank of Canada is increasing its target for the overnight rate to 0.5 per cent.…

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  • March 3, 2022 March 3, 2022
  • 09:00

CPPIB-backed European care home operator faces allegations of elder abuse, misappropriation of public money

A European long-term care home operator backed by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is facing allegations of elder abuse and the misappropriation of public…

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  • March 1, 2022 February 28, 2022
  • 09:00
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North American markets tumble as Russian forces move on Ukraine

North American stock markets plunged after opening to news that Russian forces have launched a new military offensive in Ukraine. In New York, the Dow…

Canadian DB pensions’ average funding positions worsened in January: report

The funded position of a typical defined benefit pension plan decreased on a solvency basis but increased on an accounting basis in January, according to…

Median return of Canadian DB pension plans reaches 4.11% in Q4 of 2021: report

The median return of Canadian defined benefit pension plans was 4.11 per cent for the fourth quarter of 2021, the seventh consecutive positive quarterly return…

  • By: Staff
  • February 7, 2022 February 4, 2022
  • 09:00

ESG strategies, updated glide paths coming to target-date funds

While target-date funds have traditionally been a one-sized-fits-almost-all solution, innovation to integrate environmental, social and governance-oriented strategies into these funds is coming just as plan…

Morningstar names Tom Kuh first head of ESG research

Morningstar Inc. is appointing Tom Kuh as its first global head of environmental, social and governance strategy. In the newly created role, Kuh will be…

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  • February 3, 2022 February 2, 2022
  • 09:00
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Institutional investor interest in structured credit on the rise: survey

The large majority of institutional investors believe structured credit serves as an attractive alternative to fixed income, according to a new survey by Aeon Investments.…

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  • February 3, 2022 February 3, 2022
  • 09:00

CFA Institute Research Foundation partnering with MSCI

The research arm of the CFA Institute, a non-profit organization that aims to promote the standards in ethics, education and professional excellence in global investment…

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  • February 1, 2022 February 1, 2022
  • 11:30
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Domestic equities boost median DB pension returns to 8.9% in 2021: report

The strong performance of domestic equites in the last months of 2021 helped Canadian defined benefit pension plans secure median annual returns of 8.9 per…

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  • February 1, 2022 February 1, 2022
  • 09:00
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Canadian pension returns up during Q4, buoyed by global equities: report

The median Canadian defined benefit pension plan generated returns of 3.8 per cent in the final quarter of 2021, according to a new report by…

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  • January 27, 2022 January 27, 2022
  • 13:20

DeFi poses technological, regulatory challenges for institutional investors: expert

While blockchain-based decentralized finance technology has a lot to offer institutional investors, taking full advantage of these tools will require significant technological and regulatory hurdles…

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Percentage of institutional investors’ actively managed assets dips: study

The percentage of institutional investor assets that are actively managed has dipped by eight per cent since 2019, according to a new study by institutional…

  • By: Staff
  • January 25, 2022 January 25, 2022
  • 10:30
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Institutional investor view of cryptocurrencies improving, finds survey

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, 43 per cent of institutional investors and wealth managers say they have a more positive view of cryptocurrencies,…

  • By: Staff
  • January 21, 2022 January 20, 2022
  • 15:00

Institutional investors reducing allocations to fixed income: survey

The vast majority (88 per cent) of institutional investors have reduced their allocations to fixed income over the past 18 months, according to a survey…

  • By: Staff
  • January 20, 2022 January 20, 2022
  • 11:30