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Survey finds 77% of U.S. institutional investors worried about inflation and interest rates in 2024

A majority (77 per cent) of U.S.-based institutional investors expect interest rates and inflation to remain elevated in 2024, causing problems for risk assessments over…

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  • November 16, 2023 November 16, 2023
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Survey finds 75% of global asset managers have an ESG policy

Environmental, social and governance considerations have gained traction in recent years with nearly 75 per cent of global asset managers saying they have an ESG…

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  • November 13, 2023 November 13, 2023
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CPPIB returns 0.1% in Q2 2024, led by credit, private equity

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board returned 0.1 per cent during the second quarter of fiscal 2024, according to its latest quarterly report. By Sept.…

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  • November 13, 2023 November 13, 2023
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Vestcor reduced carbon exposure in investment portfolios in 2022

Vestcor Inc. reduced the carbon exposure to several of its portfolios throughout 2022, according to its annual responsible investing report. The New Brunswick-based investment organization…

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  • November 9, 2023 November 9, 2023
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Canadian DB pension plans return -1.99% in third quarter of 2023: report

Canadian defined benefit pension plans generated a median return of negative 1.99 per cent in the third quarter of 2023, according to the BNY Mellon…

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  • November 7, 2023 November 7, 2023
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2023 DC Investment Forum: The importance of strategic asset allocation in target-date funds

Since defined contribution plan members will experience a wide variety of market conditions over the course of their working lives and into retirement, it’s important…

2023 DC Investment Forum: Why DC plan sponsors should consider a distinct credit exposure

While fixed income has long had the reputation of being the conservative and stable supporting partner in the traditional balanced portfolio, unbundling fixed income into…

World’s 500 largest asset managers’ AUM down 13.7% in 2022: report

The value of the total assets under management for the world’s 500 largest asset managers reached US$113.7 trillion as of Dec. 31, 2022, down 13.7…

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  • November 2, 2023 November 1, 2023
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Average Canadian DB pension plan returns -4% in Q3 2023: reports

The average Canadian defined benefit pension plan returned negative four per cent in the third quarter of 2023, according to two new reports. The RBC…

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  • November 2, 2023 November 1, 2023
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Bank of Canada holds key interest rate at 5%, keeps door open to more rate hikes

The Bank of Canada held its key interest rate steady at five per cent, but hasn’t ruled out future rate hikes as price pressures remain…

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Survey finds 32% of U.S. institutional investors increasing allocations to private assets

Nearly a third (32 per cent) of U.S. institutional investors say they plan to increase their private asset allocations over the next two years, primarily…

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  • October 23, 2023 October 19, 2023
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Coverage of the 2023 Risk Management Conference

An effective risk management culture can’t be built on buzzwords — though defined benefit pension plan sponsors hear them a lot. In recent years, they’ve…

  • October 18, 2023 October 18, 2023
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2023 Risk Management Conference: Are concentrated equity strategies living up to their premise?

Despite an attractive pitch to asset owners, concentrated equity strategies may be letting investors down, according to Seth Weingram, senior vice-president and director of client…

2023 Risk Management Conference: Public real estate markets offer significant upside during high inflation

The underlying conservatism of public real estate investment markets can provide an inflation-proof cushion for institutional investors in uncertain times, said Corrado Russo, managing partner…

2023 Risk Management Conference: How labour market pressures are affecting inflation rates

A tight labour market will have to loosen up in order to help reduce inflation rates, said Ilan Kolet, institutional portfolio manager at Fidelity Investments,…

2023 Risk Management Conference: A look at BCI’s transformation from a decentralized to a centralized trading approach

A centralized trading approach forms the backbone of the recently revamped British Columbia Investment Management Corp., offering a more protective process for its stakeholders, according…

Average DB pension plan returns -3.8% in September: report

The funded position of a typical Canadian defined benefit pension plan increased on a solvency and an accounting basis as of Sept. 30, according to…

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  • October 17, 2023 October 17, 2023
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Canadian equities still ahead of bond market despite early losses in October

Canadian institutional investors are still in a sweet spot with the relationship between stocks and bonds in 2023, despite a difficult start to October for…

Study finds institutional investors are most concerned about geopolitics and inflation

More than half of global institutional investors are worried about the ongoing effects geopolitical risk (55 per cent) and rising inflation (53 per cent) will…

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  • October 5, 2023 October 4, 2023
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Canadian institutional investors’ cycle of bias against domestic markets could be over: report

The days of Canadian institutional investors dismissing domestic opportunities for international ones may be over, according to a new research note. In the note, Ian…

IMCO committing 20% of its portfolio to climate solutions by 2030

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is allocating 20 per cent of its portfolio to climate solutions by 2030, aiming to reduce its carbon emissions…

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  • October 5, 2023 October 5, 2023
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Median solvency ratio of Canadian DB pension plans up in Q3: reports

The median solvency ratio of defined benefit pension plans in Canada increased during the third quarter of 2023, according to separate reports from Mercer and Aon.…

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  • October 3, 2023 October 3, 2023
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Study finds full integration of sustainable investing expected to surge in next five years

As sustainable investing continues to gain widespread acceptance among institutional investors, full integration is projected to surge in the next five years, according to a…

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  • October 3, 2023 October 2, 2023
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North American institutional investors own half of private capital raised globally in 2022: report

North American institutional investors raised $749.7 billion, nearly half (49 per cent) of the $1.53 trillion total private capital raised globally between the second half…

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  • September 15, 2023 September 15, 2023
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