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While fixed income has long had the reputation of being the conservative and stable supporting partner in the traditional balanced portfolio, unbundling fixed income into its sub-components presents opportunities for enhanced risk-adjusted returns, said Aaron Young, vice-president and client portfolio manager at CIBC Asset Management. When investors buy the FTSE universe bond index or even […]


The average Canadian defined benefit pension plan’s projected benefit obligation fell 3.4 per cent during the third quarter of 2022, from 100.5 per cent to 97.2 per cent, and considerably faster than asset values, according to Aon’s latest pension risk tracker. While market volatility led to asset values decreasing by 0.1 per cent in the […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 4, 2022 October 5, 2022
  • 12:45

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is part of a joint venture acquiring a portfolio of U.K.-based residential apartment assets under construction. In a deal reached with Angelo, Gordon and Co., the joint venture, which also includes Ridgeback Capital Management, will secure five under-construction apartment complex properties. The portfolio includes properties in Birmingham, Cardiff and Sheffield, […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 19, 2022 July 19, 2022
  • 12:30

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is providing $300 million in credit to a global restructuring and investment advisory firm. The financing of Gordon Brothers, a Boston company that provides capital to businesses, will be delivered through the CPPIB’s subsidiary, CPPIB Credit Investments Inc. The funds will be used to fund capital investment offerings. In 2021, these offerings generated more […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 26, 2022 April 25, 2022
  • 09:00

With bond returns tied to interest rates, it’s no surprise Canadian pension funds are increasingly seeking other ways to boost fixed income yields. Canadian interest rates have been trending downward for the last 30 years, from a high of 10.3 per cent in 1990 to around 1.75 per cent in early 2020, according to the […]

Volatility and Credit Spreads

New research looks at the long-standing link between corporate bonds and market volatility

Credit in a Capital-Starved World

Of the three major balance sheets available to investors, corporations are in the best shape.

Emerging Risks in Corporate Bond Indices

New EDHEC study shows instability and higher credit risk.

High Yield ETFs Surge in Frozen Markets

Performance post-downgrade makes case for liquidity sleeves.

  • August 15, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 09:49