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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
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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 the Ivey School of Business, will complete a paid 10-week internship at one […]

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  • March 14, 2022 March 15, 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 […]

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

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is appointing Ramy Rayes as acting executive vice-president of investment strategy and risk. Rayes, who joined the BCI in 2016, has taken over the role at the pension corporation from Stephan Dunatov on a temporary basis. Dunatov will join the Abu Dhabi Investment Council as chief strategist. Read: AIMCo appointing […]

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  • July 19, 2021 July 20, 2021
  • 15:00
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The majority (72 per cent) of Canadian pension funds said they’re currently focused on consolidation options that offer greater certainty they’ll be able to meet their liabilities, according to a survey by CIBC Mellon. It also found 50 per cent of pension funds surveyed plan on implementing consolidation plans over the next three to five […]

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  • May 3, 2021 May 6, 2021
  • 09:00
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Canadian pension funds are seeing significant cost savings from in-house asset management but are still relying on external managers, according to a new survey from CIBC Mellon. It found among funds that have taken asset management in-house, 66 per cent said they achieved savings. Of those, 91 per cent reported more than 10 per cent […]

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  • March 3, 2021 March 3, 2021
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