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With the increased focus on integrating environmental, social and governance factors into pension plans, a new approach by BlackRock Inc. could have a significant impact on many Canadian defined contribution pension plans, group registered retirement savings plans and other types of workplace capital accumulation plans. The money manager recently announced it will be adopting an ESG approach […]


Mark Wiseman has been named as a director and the chair of the Alberta Investment Management Corp.’s board of directors, effective July 1, 2020. Wiseman will replace current chair Richard Bird, who will be completing his second three-year term on the AIMCo’s board. In order to ensure a smooth transition, Bird will be staying on […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 22, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 09:29

BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, will make climate change central to its investment decisions. Founder and chief executive officer Laurence Fink, who oversees the management of about $7 trillion in funds, said in his influential annual letter to CEOs Tuesday that he believes we are “on the edge of a fundamental reshaping of finance” […]


BlackRock Inc. is shaking up the private equity industry with a new longer-term approach to the asset class. In April, the firm announced it was ready to start investing its long-term private capital vehicle, which had $2.75 billion in capital committed from cornerstone investors at the time. According to BlackRock, the permanent capital vehicle will […]


With concerns the business cycle is about to turn, more than half of institutional investors are reporting the intention to reduce their allocations to equities, according to a new BlackRock survey. Fifty-one per cent of BlackRock institutional clients surveyed stated they plan to decrease their allocations to public equity markets this year, up from 35 per cent in […]

There’s An ETF For Everything

ETF for ETFs signals industry growth is set to explode.

  • By: Katie Keir
  • April 24, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 13:36
Liquidity Needs Drive Canadian Institutions to Bond ETFs

New Greenwich study shows ETF use gets more strategic.

Institutions Get Ready for Reflation

BlackRock survey shows big decrease in cash, equity holdings.

As global ETFs shine, China lags

Amidst good news, investors give China stocks thumbs down.

  • December 10, 2014 September 13, 2019
  • 15:35
Bond ETFs: The new shock absorbers?

ETFs boosting liquidity in tough times.

  • November 6, 2014 September 13, 2019
  • 07:41