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Nearly two-thirds of institutional investors say they’re planning to increase their allocations to real assets over the next two years, amid a backdrop of inflation and sustainability challenges, according to a survey by Aviva Investors. The survey, which polled 500 institutional investors from around the world, found nearly half (47 per cent) said they have […]

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  • January 26, 2023 January 26, 2023
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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 […]

More than two-fifths (44 per cent) of North American institutional investors say they’re likely to increase allocations to alternative investments, citing high inflation (89 per cent) and expectations of lower returns (86 per cent), according to a new survey by Cerulli Associates. The survey’s respondents said they plan to increase allocations to infrastructure (28 per […]

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  • December 13, 2022 December 13, 2022
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The world’s 100 largest asset managers grossed US$25.7 trillion in assets under management as of Dec. 31, 2021, up nine per cent from the previous year, according to a report by WTW’s Thinking Ahead Institute. The report found pension funds remain the single biggest group of asset owners in the global study, controlling more than half […]

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  • December 5, 2022 December 5, 2022
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Canadian investment managers had $3 trillion in assets using responsible investment strategies as of Dec. 31, 2021, down slightly from the $3.2 trillion reported in 2019, according to a survey by the Responsible Investment Association. The survey, which polled 77 asset managers and 13 asset owners, found more than nine in 10 (94 per cent) respondents are […]

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  • November 23, 2022 November 23, 2022
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A popular method for tracking a business’ carbon footprint over time creates the illusion of increased efficiency during periods of high inflation, warns Sudhir Roc-Sennett, head of environmental, social and governance at Vontobel Asset Management Inc. “The most consistent way [of analyzing an organizations’ carbon footprint] is looking at tons-per-sales units, usually the tons of […]

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The world’s 500 largest asset managers’ total discretionary assets under management increased by 10.2 per cent in 2021, reaching US$131.7 trillion, according to a new report by WTW’s Thinking Ahead Institute. It found North American AUM accounted for more than half (59.9 per cent) of AUM in the top 500 managers, garnering $78.9 trillion by […]

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  • October 21, 2022 October 21, 2022
  • 15:00
Ontario appeal court ruling marks substantial shift in enforcement of termination clauses

Investors in a defunct Toronto asset management firm, the subject of an on-going court battle, have until late September to file compensation claims. In a decision from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, investors in Bridging Finance Inc. must submit claims before Sept. 19, 2022. The judgement also directs the asset’s custodian, PricewaterhouseCoopers, to distribute […]

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  • July 26, 2022 July 26, 2022
  • 12:00

As mask mandates lift and life gets back to normal, defined benefit plan sponsors and institutional asset managers are looking forward to re-engaging with each other in person. During the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, institutional asset managers and defined benefit plan sponsors — like everyone else — stayed connected virtually, but the vast […]

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The real estate arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is entering a joint venture to manage the Sony Centre in Berlin. The Oxford Properties Group, which previously held a 94.9 per cent share in the eight-building complex, is selling 44.9 per cent of its stake to the Norges Bank Investment Management, an investment […]

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  • May 26, 2022 May 26, 2022
  • 13:15