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The RBC’s senior director of North American benefits and global well-being discusses building flexibility into the modern benefits plan, harnessing AI capabilities in the banking world and finding wellness in the great outdoors. Q: What top challenges do you face in your role? A: Employees are looking for meaningful support in both their professional and […]

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Just two-fifths (41 per cent) of global employers say they’ve attained full gender equity, according to a new survey by ManpowerGroup. The survey, which polled more than 40,000 employers in 42 countries, found 52 per cent reported pay equity initiatives are on schedule, while the remaining 48 per cent were behind or had no initiatives. […]

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  • April 11, 2024 April 11, 2024
  • 15:00
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Three-quarters (76 per cent) of Canadian employers are mandating employees return to the office partially or full time, citing productivity, team communication and workplace culture as key drivers for the decision, according to a new survey by Cisco Systems Inc. The survey, which polled 150 Canadian employers and 500 employees, found nearly two-thirds (64 per […]

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  • April 3, 2024 April 3, 2024
  • 09:00

Innovations in medical technology in the next 10 years could unlock a new dawn of health investments that will make the last decade look slow in comparison, said Daniel Kraft, a Stanford University and Harvard University trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur and investor, during the keynote session at the Canadian Investment Review’s 2023 Investment Innovation Conference […]

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When investing in technology companies with artificial intelligence capabilities, it’s important that institutional investors ensure these entities own — or have relationships with large internet players that own — proprietary data that can deliver value, said Rob Zeuthen, head of secular pod and senior portfolio manager at Newton Investment Management, during the Canadian Investment Review‘s […]

While artificial intelligence represents a new cornerstone for institutional investors’ operational tasks, corporate governance will be essential to ensure the risks are properly managed, according to Andrew Roth, deputy director of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. During a webinar hosted last week by the National Institute on Retirement Security, he detailed how the pension […]

While ChatGPT is helping benefits communications become more efficient, detailed and reliable, the risks may outweigh the rewards when it comes to full automation, says Tom Milne, a principal at Normandin Beaudry. The possibilities for generative artificial intelligence in the benefits space are infinite, he says, noting the algorithms are helping expedite the research and […]

Since interpretations of environmental, social and governance investing can vary, institutional investors can leverage artificial intelligence tools to strip away the noise and reveal data sets required to eliminate greenwashing and generate sustainable alpha, said Andy Moniz, senior vice-president and director of responsible investing at Acadian Asset Management, during the Canadian Investment Review’s 2022 Investment […]

Canada has done a good job at reducing the stigma around discussing and seeking help for mental-health challenges, but two-thirds of Canadians who are struggling still don’t seek help. That’s a likely symptom of the country’s “fractured and fragmented” health-care system, said Joe Blomeley, executive vice-president and head of health services and enterprise growth at […]

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec’s venture capital hub is partnering with seven venture capital funds representing $8.6 billion in assets under management. Espace CDPQ, which targets innovative businesses in the credit sector, will partner with five Canadian firms — Accelia Capital, Amplify Capital, BKR Capital, Fonds Ecofuel and Framework Venture Partners — […]

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  • March 10, 2022 March 10, 2022
  • 13:20