Benefits Canada’s inaugural Investor Insight Breakfast, held on Jan. 10 in Toronto, highlighted the expectations and projections for the 2019 investment climate, including opportunities for the pension industry.

Here are some of the highlights of the sessions:

A look at macro trends driving DB pension investment strategies
It’s too early in the rise of populism to determine whether it will turn out to be a secular or a cyclical trend, according to John Denham, chief investment officer at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. Read more.

Typical recession signposts yet to materialize, despite ‘worrying corners of the financial system’
For those worried the cycle is about to turn, it’s important to remember there’s no established length for a market cycle, said Avery Shenfeld, managing director and chief economist at CIBC. Read more.

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