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2022 Risk Management Conference: Understanding risk in a time of global turmoil

Managing risk in an era defined by escalating geopolitical tension, degenerating global trade networks and unprecedented economic turmoil is no simple task — and doing…

2022 Risk Management Conference: Tactical fixed income strategies for managing risk during volatility

Fixed income investing isn’t known for its excitement, but in the volatile markets of the post-coronavirus pandemic period, bond specialists may be in for a…

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: 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: Long-term implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for emerging market investors

For years prior to the Russia-Ukraine war, there were murmurs about deglobalization as geostrategic tensions grew, nationalism flared worldwide and the coronavirus pandemic stressed global…

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,…

2021 GIC coverage: Cutting through the ESG greenwash

In his keynote address at the 2021 Global Investment Conference, Karthik Ramanna, professor of business and public policy at the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School…

2021 GIC coverage: Finding hidden value in emerging market currencies

This year has been a difficult one for emerging market currencies, but there are signs that 2022 will give investors reason to be optimistic. “For…

2021 GIC coverage: The evolution of ESG investing

The recent emphasis on environmental, social and governance issues among pension investors will continue to dominate industry conversations in the future, according to a panel…

What plan sponsors need to know about employees with atopic dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis affects all areas of patients’ lives, including their work and productivity, said Lyn Guenther, professor of dermatology at Western University, during Benefits Canada’s…

Applying chronic disease principles to supporting plan members with obesity

Benefits plans tend to cover care for common chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and chronic obstructive lung disease. But the one they often don’t…

Sleep Country Canada’s employee experience app taking centre stage amid pandemic

With a diverse and geographically spread-out employee population of office workers, retail store associates and delivery drivers, Sleep Country Canada’s human resources team knew it…

Desjardins making Telus Health’s Medisys On-Demand available to plan sponsors

When Desjardins Insurance wanted to determine the value of virtual health care in employer-sponsored benefits plans, it used its own employees as guinea pigs. The…

Haleo helping benefits plan members overcome insomnia

Embarking on a workplace chronic illness or mental-health strategy is incomplete without factoring in sleep, said Bradley Smith, chief executive officer of Haleo Clinic, during…

Chronically Simple streamlining health benefits information management

It took Kristy Dickinson almost seven years, numerous appointments with health-care providers and multiple failed treatment plans to be diagnosed with a complex, rare disease.…

Caisse investing in U.S.-based fintech company

Dexcom Canada’s taking the sting out of monitoring glucose levels with its G6 CGM system

Uncontrolled diabetes can have a major impact on the workplace, driving absenteeism and impaired presenteeism rates, as well as short- and long-term disability, said Sarah…

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Morneau Shepell’s digital mental-health service easing pandemic stress

As Canadians face worsening overall mental health and heightened levels of stress during the coronavirus pandemic, internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy can be a powerful tool…

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SEB’s FlexPlus is simplifying the benefits plan enrolment process

Navigating the benefits plan enrolment process — and the multiple service providers in a benefits offering — can be a challenge for employees with plenty…

‘The rules of the game are changing’: DB pension plans and climate scenario risk analysis

‘The rules of the game are changing’: DB pension plans and climate scenario risk analysis

Defined benefit plan sponsors are undoubtedly familiar with scenario risk analysis, but applying that concept to their portfolio’s climate risk is a whole new ballgame.…

DB pensions staring down paltry bond returns heading into 2021

DB pensions staring down paltry bond returns heading into 2021

Central banks slowing their quantitative easing policies and economic improvements off the back of wide-scale vaccination efforts should both provide bond yields with a modest…

Announcing the winners of the Pension Leadership Awards

Announcing the winners of the Pension Leadership Awards

Pension investments are a key component of ensuring secure benefits for plan members upon their retirement. To celebrate the plan sponsors and pension investors who…

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  • December 3, 2020 January 19, 2021
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How can past innovators inform portfolio construction today?

How can past innovators inform portfolio construction today?

Trying to define the perfect portfolio is as complicated as asking what it takes to be healthy — with a number of factors at play…

CAAT looks to AI, machine learning

CAAT looks to AI, machine learning

The Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Pension Plan is betting that artificial intelligence and machine learning will play a role in pension administration going…

Opportunities for institutional investors from the energy transition

Opportunities for institutional investors from the energy transition

Along with big risks comes the need for solutions and companies that provide those solutions, said Edward Lees, co-lead and portfolio manager at BNP Paribas…