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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 forward. “I won’t pretend that we’re Netflix or Tesla in this, but we are [taking] small steps today so we can take advantage of these advances of technology into the […]

Two-thirds of employees making short- or long-term disability claims cited their workplace or work-related issues as a cause, but despite this only one in three Canadian employers has a mental-health strategy in place. “Businesses may have several piecemeal strategies but not an overall strategy and the result is that their efforts either amount to nothing […]

Widespread use of AI could spur mental-health challenges

Technology and artificial intelligence can play important roles in helping to address mental-health issues, but they also have the potential to greatly exacerbate them, according to Bill Wilkerson, executive chairman at Mental Health International and an advisory board member at EQ Care.  Speaking at Benefits Canada’s 2020 Mental Health Summit on Nov. 13, he pointed to studies […]

Learn more about the Sustainable Investing Award finalists

The Canadian Investment Review’s Sustainable Investing Award will be presented to a pension plan that has shown leadership and/or significant progress when it comes to incorporating sustainability into the investment process. This will consider sound practices related to environmental, social and governance matters across asset classes and can include considerations related to people management within […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 25, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 13:23
OMERS leading funding round for cloud communications company

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System’s private equity arm is leading a $100 million round of Series E funding for Dialpad Inc. Dialpad provides businesses with a mobile communications platform that covers phone systems, conferencing and call centre needs. Its technology allows it to provide real-time transcription services, automated note-taking and live sentiment and voice […]

  • October 6, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 10:04

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions is launching a three-month consultation on risks and other considerations regarding technological advancements impacting Canada’s financial sector. Along with a discussion paper, the consultation’s objective is to ensure federally regulated financial institutions and pension plans have solid strategies to manage non-financial risks. According to the agency, while rapidly […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 21, 2020 November 30, 2020
  • 09:20
BCI investing in Indian telecommunications, CPPIB in Brazilian real estate

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is investing in an Indian telecommunications tower company alongside Brookfield Infrastructure Partners and its institutional partners. The transaction totals an equity commitment of about US$3.4 billion, with the investors buying a 100 per cent stake in the company from Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries Ltd. “For BCI […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 1, 2020 November 11, 2020
  • 15:00
Caisse leveraging technology for investment, risk management

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is introducing a new structure to maximize its impact in technology. The integrated approach aims to leverage technology for performance, both in investment and risk management activities, as well as in transforming the organization. “For many years now, CDPQ has made the integration of disruptive technology a strategic priority,” […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 19, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 09:03
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Tiff Macklem, a former second-in-command at the Bank of Canada, is returning to the central bank to take over the top job at a moment that he says cries out for bold, unprecedented responses to the economic crisis fuelled by the coronavirus. And he suggested that once the current crisis passes, a key focus for […]

Over the last decade, the group benefits space has been all about digitizing documents and data, embracing a mobile-first mindset and urging plan sponsors and members to ditch paper and go online for a more customized experience. The next decade will build on all of that, pushing group benefits plans into the era of hyper-personalization, […]