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The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario believes an increasingly icy dynamic between the U.S. and China could lead to heightened volatility for institutional investors this year, says Nick Chamie, the IMCO’s chief strategist and senior managing director of total portfolio and capital markets. “If we’re no longer zeroing in on maximizing economic efficiency, we’re no longer […]

The era of predictable monetary policy and global co-operation is over. In this new epoch, defined by sweeping government intervention, geopolitical realignment and environmental catastrophe, new ideas must be embraced. At the 2023 Investment Innovation Conference at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego, Calif. on  Nov. 15-17, leading academics and industry figures provided expert summaries […]

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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 […]

A story on mental-health themes and challenges for 2024 was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com this week. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension and investment stories of the past week: 1. Expert panel: Employers taking preventative, holistic approach to employee mental health in 2024 2. AI holds uncapped potential for pension plan sponsors’ administration, communications: […]

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  • January 12, 2024 January 11, 2024
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While pension plan sponsors are still in the early days of exploring how artificial intelligence solutions could help automate maintenance tasks, they’re exploring the various functionalities they can automate from a member service standpoint, says Akio Tagawa, president and chief executive officer at consultancy Linea Solutions. He’s seen increased interest from plan sponsors in evaluating how […]

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With the arrival of the new year, there are three topics that will be important for pension plan sponsors, members and other industry stakeholders in 2024. The economy and financial markets At the end of 2023, the Canadian economy and the financial markets were still feeling the after-effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Read: Expert panel: […]

A story on how plan sponsors and insurers are considering covering weight-loss drugs as part of a broader push towards more inclusive benefits was the most-read benefits story on BenefitsCanada.com this year. Here are the 10 most popular benefits news stories of the year: 1. How plan sponsors, insurers are considering coverage of weight-loss drugs amid rising […]

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  • December 19, 2023 December 18, 2023
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About half (51 per cent) of global institutional investors believe a recession is inevitable, a sentiment that runs strongest in the U.K. (67 per cent) and North America (62 per cent), according to Natixis Investment Managers’ 2024 outlook survey. The survey, which polled 500 institutional investors in 27 countries, also found among those expecting a […]

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  • December 7, 2023 December 6, 2023
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Using AI to gauge employee well-being, satisfaction

Artificial intelligence has the potential to make a variety of human resources tasks faster and more efficient, but while the technology is sophisticated, employers should be aware of its limitations and risks, said Matissa Hollister, assistant professor of organizational behaviour at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, during Benefits Canada’s 2023 Future of Work Summit. […]

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Under new legislation announced Monday, Ontario employers could soon be required to include salary ranges in job postings and disclose if artificial intelligence is part of their hiring process. “It’s an unacceptable reality that women today in Ontario earn an average of 87 cents for every dollar earned by men,” said Labour Minister David Piccini […]