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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 […]

  • By: Staff
  • 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 […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 26, 2022 May 26, 2022
  • 13:15
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Diversified pooled fund managers saw median losses of 4.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2022, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s performance universe. While Canadian equities increased 3.8 per cent on the S&P/TSX composite index, the median return for Canadian equity managers was just three per cent. Significant losses were seen in the U.S., with the […]

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  • May 12, 2022 May 12, 2022
  • 12:30

For three-quarters (75 per cent) of institutional investors, climate change is now central to — or a significant factor in — their investment policies, a steep increase from only 34 per cent two years ago, according to a new survey by Robeco Institutional Asset Management. The survey, which polled 300 of the world’s largest institutional […]

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  • March 31, 2022 March 30, 2022
  • 09:00

Compared to their global peers, Canada’s asset managers are more confident in their organizations’ data analysis abilities and less confident in their data management platforms, according to a new report by BNY Mellon Asset Management Canada Ltd. The report, based on the results of a survey of 200 asset managers across the globe, found almost […]

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  • March 22, 2022 March 22, 2022
  • 12:00

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board are backing Canada’s first university program designed to open the asset management sector to more women. Participants in the 14-week summer program, which is open to female students from Western University’s Ivey School of Business, will complete a paid 10-week internship at […]

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  • March 14, 2022 July 27, 2022
  • 14:00

Almost two-thirds (62 per cent) of U.S. defined benefit plan sponsors are seeking to exit their plans, while 33 per cent are looking to achieve self-sufficiency and just five per cent are planning to keep their plans open, according to a survey by State Street Corp. Among DB plan sponsors eyeing an exit, the survey […]

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  • March 11, 2022 March 11, 2022
  • 15:00

As a nuclear power provider, Bruce Power’s culture emphasizes the importance of risk-averseness. This is reflected in the company’s efforts to secure the indexed benefits offered to its 6,500 defined benefit pension plan members. “We have many, many checks and balances in place — not just on the operational side, but also when it comes […]

Nearly half (44 per cent) of pension plan sponsors in the U.S. said they intend to review and/or renegotiate their plan’s management fees over the next one to two years, whether it’s custody fees (27 per cent) or investment management fees (17 per cent), according to a survey by consulting firm Callan. The survey, which […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 1, 2021 December 1, 2021
  • 09:00