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LDI leveraging strategies left U.K. DB pensions vulnerable to bond yield spike: expert

The use of leverage by U.K. defined benefit pension plans with liability-driven investment strategies left them vulnerable to a sharp rise in bond yields in…

Majority of global institutional investors implementing sustainable investing: survey

The majority (89 per cent) of global institutional investors are implementing sustainable investing, compared to 76 per cent in 2021, according to a new survey…

  • By: Staff
  • October 7, 2022 October 7, 2022
  • 15:00

Global institutional investors overlooking African climate opportunities: report

Global institutional investors are overlooking climate-related opportunities in Africa, according to a new report by independent non-profit research group the Climate Policy Initiative. “The private…

  • By: Staff
  • October 6, 2022 October 6, 2022
  • 12:00

Coverage of the 2022 Risk Management Conference

In 2022, normal was supposed to make a comeback — it didn’t. Just as supply chains began to stabilize, war broke out in Europe, China…

  • By: Staff
  • October 6, 2022 September 30, 2022
  • 08:02

2022 Risk Management Conference: Navigating rising inflation, minimizing impact on pension plans

Alongside a potential recession and lower global economic growth looming in 2023, defined benefit pension plan sponsors have several tools to minimize the impact of…

2022 Risk Management Conference: Using renewable energy assets to manage risk in private markets

Renewable energy assets can offer a lot to institutional investors’ portfolios, serving to lower risk opportunities over the long term compared to traditional energy assets…

2022 Risk Management Conference: Institutional investors have a fiduciary duty to assess, mitigate climate-related risks

The climate crisis puts the security of workers’ retirements at stake, said Patrick DeRochie, senior manager at Shift Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health,…

2022 Risk Management Conference: How a four-state probability model can improve investment, risk decisions

The use of a four-state probability model can more accurately predict stock market phases and improve investment and risk management decisions, said Tom McCurdy, professor…

2022 Risk Management Conference: How institutional investors can accept, overcome inherent risk misperception

Risk misperception is inherent in humans and has been since stone-aged men and women first roamed the earth, said Dan Gardner, a senior fellow at…

2022 Risk Management Conference: Regulatory, stakeholder pressures moving ESG investing from fringe to centre stage

With close to two-thirds (62 per cent) of the market committed to investing responsibly, environmental, social and governance investing is no longer a fringe activity,…

2022 Risk Management Conference: Concordia University re-evaluating integrated investment policy

Institutional investors’ best laid plans sometimes go awry — especially following global pandemics. During a presentation at the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2022 Risk Management Conference,…

2022 Risk Management Conference: A look at two pension plan sponsors’ experiences with impact investing

Responsible investing covers a spectrum between simple exclusion practices to environmental, social and governance integration to thematic and impact investing, said Les Marton, managing director…

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New ideas, access to top asset managers top reasons institutional investors hire OCIO: survey

About two-thirds (64 per cent) of global institutional investors say new ideas and access to top asset managers are the key benefits of hiring an…

  • By: Staff
  • October 4, 2022 October 4, 2022
  • 12:30
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CPPIB proxy voting policy targeting sustainability, board term lengths and diversity: report

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is warning corporate board directors that any companies failing to consider climate risks, adopting multiple-year term lengths or lacking in…

  • By: Staff
  • September 29, 2022 September 30, 2022
  • 12:00

How institutional investors can advance Indigenous economic reconciliation

Canada’s institutional investors have reached an inflection point on Indigenous economic reconciliation, says Joseph Bastien, project manager of the Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Initiative. “There’s…

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Investor Leadership Network publishes report detailing transition strategies

Six of the leading Canadian pension asset managers are sharing details of their energy transition strategies in a new report by the Investor Leadership Network.…

  • By: Staff
  • September 27, 2022 September 28, 2022
  • 11:30
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PIAC providing feedback on potential updates to Alberta’s private sector pension legislation

The Pension Investment Association of Canada is providing feedback on the Alberta government’s consultation draft of potential legislative and policy updates for private sector pension…

  • By: Staff
  • September 22, 2022 September 21, 2022
  • 09:00

OMERS Private Equity appointing Helen Rattee as managing director, ESG, portfolio thematics

In response to the growing role of environmental, social and governance factors in the Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System’s investing strategy, its private equity arm, OMERS…

  • By: Staff
  • September 20, 2022 September 20, 2022
  • 12:30

Canada drops to No. 15 in retiree well-being global rankings: report

Canada ranks No. 15 among developed nations for retiree well-being, down from No. 10 in 2021, according to Natixis Investment Managers’ annual global retirement index.…

  • By: Staff
  • September 13, 2022 September 12, 2022
  • 09:00

Top global pension funds combined AUM up 8.9 per cent in 2021: report

The world’s largest pension funds saw assets increase by 8.9 per cent in 2021, according to a report by WTW’s the Thinking Ahead Institute. The…

  • By: Staff
  • September 8, 2022 September 8, 2022
  • 12:00
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Ontario Teachers’ allocating $5BN to high-carbon emitters: report

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is allocating $5 billion to businesses with high-carbon emissions, according to its annual responsible investing and climate strategy report. “Recognizing…

  • By: Staff
  • September 6, 2022 September 6, 2022
  • 12:15

Institutional investors, corporations divided on SEC climate disclosure proposal

An analysis of submissions made to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reveals a sharp divide between the opinions of institutional investors and corporate executives…

  • By: Staff
  • September 1, 2022 September 1, 2022
  • 12:30
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Proprietary technology cut mall HVAC electricity usage by 35%, finds Caisse

Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, is announcing the results of a pilot project incorporating a…

  • By: Staff
  • August 25, 2022 August 31, 2022
  • 13:30
ESG influencing company strategy, increasing oil market vulnerability: reports

Florida introducing resolution barring ESG integration by state pension fund managers

A resolution passed by the trustees of the Florida State Board of Administration with the approval of Governor Ron DeSantis is barring state pension fund…

  • By: Staff
  • August 25, 2022 August 25, 2022
  • 13:00
Ontario DB pension solvency up again in third quarter: FSRA

19% of U.S. employees taking conservative approach to retirement savings: report

A fifth (19 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’ve adjusted their retirement strategy and are taking a more conservative savings approach amid economic uncertainty,…

  • By: Staff
  • August 19, 2022 August 21, 2022
  • 15:00