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Expert panel: An investment roadmap for 2022

Last year was a tumultuous one, with economies ravaged by successive waves of coronavirus pandemic-related stresses and closures. Despite the negative impact these forces had…

Institutional investing in 2021: looking towards the future

Last year offered up one of most tempestuous investment environments in recent memory, and this year looks to be equally dynamic. It will be increasingly…

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A primer on commercial mortgage funds

The last decade of persistently low interest rates, exacerbated by the coronavirus crisis, has created challenges for institutional investors looking to generate income on their…

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A coronavirus game plan for defined benefit pension plans

The novel coronavirus has introduced unprecedented volatility to financial markets and is taking its toll on pension plans. We’ve seen sharp corrections in most equity…

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Managing defined contribution pension plan fees (Part 2)

In a recent expert column, I broke down the different components of fees for defined contribution plans. And now, I will explore the key fee…

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How to evaluate a defined benefit OCIO provider

Outsourced chief investment officers, or OCIOs, are a service model where a pension plan sponsor or other institutional investor delegates certain decision-making responsibilities to a…

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Five things to consider when hiring (or firing) a portfolio manager

Historically pension funds and other investors have tended to select investment managers based on their recent investment performance. This can lead to a pension fund…

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Investment strategies for frozen DB plans

\Over the course of the last 15 years we have seen an increase in the number of frozen corporate defined benefit plans in Canada. Frozen…

  • April 1, 2019 January 10, 2021
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Setting a prudent asset mix policy for an aboriginal trust

Over the last few years we have seen numerous First Nations’ settlements with the government. The amounts of these settlements are typically large and can,…

  • February 13, 2019 January 12, 2021
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