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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…

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…

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…

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…

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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
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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
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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
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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…

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  • September 17, 2020 December 6, 2020
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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
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Bank of Canada warns of uneven recovery despite better than expected bounce back

The Bank of Canada sought Wednesday to temper economic excitement about a sharper-than-expected rebound from the depths of the coronavirus crisis, pointing to worrying trends…

Is inflation back on institutional investors’ minds?

While massive monetary policy response didn’t drive inflation following the 2008/09 financial crisis, institutional investors are mulling over whether things may be different this time.…

Four trends to watch in China through the recovery

In China, keeping the novel coronavirus under control is key to maintaining the economic recovery, and there are reasons to be optimistic, despite a breakdown…

Are markets being driven by FOMO?

As central banks stepped into the market to fund operating losses, the ability to raise capital has usurped the natural function of markets: price discovery,…

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Economists agree we’re in a recession, but there’s little consensus on why

Economists say there is no doubt that Canada is experiencing a recession, but the exact criteria determining one is underway can be fraught with confusion.…

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What does a rise in Robinhood traders mean for institutional investors?

During and after the market crash of this year’s first quarter, retail traders flocked to the various commission-free online brokerages in droves. These traders began…

Canadian economy posted record drop in second quarter due to pandemic

The Canadian economy suffered its worst three-month stretch on record in the second quarter as the economy came to a near halt in April before…

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Macklem says central bankers must speak simply or risk losing public trust

The head of the Bank of Canada made an international pitch to his fellow central bankers on Thursday to forge closer ties with average citizens…

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Fed: Rates to stay ultra low even after inflation picks up

The Federal Reserve announced a significant change Thursday in how it manages interest rates by saying it plans to keep rates near zero even after…

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Bank of Canada eyes effect on wealth, income distribution in review: Wilkins

The second-in-command at the Bank of Canada said Wednesday that any changes to the underpinning of its monetary policy will be judged against how they…