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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…

  • By: Staff
  • 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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Largest global pension funds’ combined assets decreased 12.9% in 2022: report

The world’s largest 300 pension funds saw their assets decrease by 12.9 per cent to US$20.6 trillion in 2022, down from $23.6 trillion at the…

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  • September 14, 2023 September 13, 2023
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Office real estate investments, valuations declined in 2022: report

Investments in office real estate, as a part of total transaction activity, declined by 20 per cent in North America and 50 per cent in…

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  • September 12, 2023 September 11, 2023
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56% of institutional investors increasing allocations to alternatives: survey

More than half (56 per cent) of institutional investors say they plan to increase their allocation to alternative investments allocation over the next 12 months, up…

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  • September 11, 2023 September 11, 2023
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Survey finds institutional investors expect yuan to achieve reserve currency status

Nearly all (93 per cent) institutional investors believe the Chinese yuan is going to become the reserve currency for multiple countries within the next five…

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  • September 7, 2023 September 6, 2023
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U.S. public DB pension plans’ funded ratio continues to increase: report

The funded ratio of the 100 largest U.S. public defined benefit pension plans increased to 76.8 per cent as of July 31, up from 75.8…

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  • September 5, 2023 September 1, 2023
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Research finds pensions struggle to determine metrics for ESG goals

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach for pension funds looking to use an environmental, social and governance lens in their investment approach, according to a new publication…

Cybersecurity concerns spark U.S. executive order blocking investments in Chinese tech

As U.S. President Joe Biden signs an executive order obstructing the departure of domestic capital from venture and private capital into China, it’s raising a…

Survey finds North American institutional investors lagging behind on adopting ESG investment strategies

Institutional investors in Asia and Europe are at the forefront of adopting environmental, social and governance investment strategies, while North America lags behind, according to…

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  • August 24, 2023 August 23, 2023
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Ontario DB pension plans return 0.7% in Q2 2023: FSRA

Ontario-based defined benefit pension plans returned, on average, 0.7 per cent on their investments in the second quarter of 2023, according to a new report…

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  • August 21, 2023 August 18, 2023
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Caisse returns 4.2% in first half of 2023, boosted by exposure to tech sector

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is reporting a net return of 4.2 per cent for the first half of 2023. The result…

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Ontario Teachers’ reporting 1.9% return, $17.5BN surplus in first half of 2023

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is reporting a total fund net return of 1.9 per cent for the six-month period ended June 30, 2023. The…

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  • August 16, 2023 August 15, 2023
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