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An article announcing the finalists in Benefits Canada‘s 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Who are the finalists of the 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards? 2. How employers can help prevent post-vacation burnout 3. AI tools helping insurers manage plan costs by […]

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  • September 8, 2023 September 7, 2023
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Nearly all (93 per cent) institutional investors believe the Chinese yuan is going to become the reserve currency for multiple countries within the next five years, according to a new study by mining firm Tresor Gold. It found a third (30 per cent) of respondents believe the move will prove highly successful, while only two per cent […]

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  • September 7, 2023 September 6, 2023
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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has laid off at least five investment professionals at its Hong Kong office as it steps back from deals in China, according to a report by Reuters. Most of the employees were on the fund’s private equity team and were informed early last month, said the report, citing three […]

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  • September 5, 2023 September 1, 2023
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As U.S. President Joe Biden signs an executive order obstructing the departure of domestic capital from venture and private capital into China, it’s raising a red flag for institutional investors interested in significant returns from the advanced technology space. The executive order, which took effect earlier this month, branded the production of semi-conductors, quantum computers […]

While China’s presence on emerging market indexes may be shrinking, the case for investing in it remains compelling, said Vivian Lin Thurston, a partner and portfolio manager for emerging markets growth at William Blair Investment Management, during a session at the Canadian Investment Review’s 2023 Global Investment Conference. “China now accounts for approximately 31 per […]

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is bracing for headwinds in the event of a recession, but says a wide range of investments makes it well-positioned for uncertain economic conditions. The CPPIB reported Wednesday it earned a net return of 1.3 per cent in its latest fiscal year as inflation and rising interest rates weighed on both […]

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Representatives from six of Canada’s largest public sector pension investment organizations addressed a special parliamentary committee on Monday. The special committee on the Canada–People’s Republic of China Relations called on the British Columbia Investment Management Corp., the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan […]

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  • May 11, 2023 March 28, 2024
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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan’s Asian public equity portfolios will be managed by a high conviction equities group based in Toronto. “In considering the optimal model to invest at scale in global public equity markets, we recently made the decision to concentrate the active stock picking activities in our high conviction equities group under our […]

Traditionally, Chinese workers have relied on two pillars of income in retirement — the basic state pension and employer-sponsored plans open to employees in certain sectors. However, in late 2022, the Chinese government poured some concrete into the mould of a third pillar, unveiling the details of a previously announced private pension scheme. Under the […]

In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, institutional investors are increasingly factoring geopolitical risks into portfolio construction, according to John Bai, senior vice-president and chief investment officer at NEI Investments, during a 2023 economic outlook seminar hosted by the Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute on Wednesday. “All of a sudden, geopolitical risks went from […]