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About two-thirds (64 per cent) of global institutional investors say new ideas and access to top asset managers are the key benefits of hiring an outsourced chief investment officer, according to a new survey by London-based CoreData Research. The survey, which polled nearly 300 institutional investors in Asia, Australasia, Europe and North America, also found […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 4, 2022 October 4, 2022
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“We all know the basic premise — that assets with more risk should generally be compensated with higher returns. The more risk you take, the more return you should expect. The empirical reality is that isn’t really true,” said Treacy, an institutional portfolio manager at Fidelity Investments Inc., during his session. He argued that the […]

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Michael Wissell, the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan’s recently appointed chief investment officer, is stewarding the $114.4-billion plan’s growth while preserving its historic drivers of success. This mandate isn’t a simple one. On one hand, the HOOPP boasts a solvency ratio of 120 per cent and uses a liability-driven investment model that helped its 10-year […]

The Shareholder Association for Research and Education is setting out new guidance for institutional investors on corporate votes regarding sustainability reporting. In its model proxy voting guidelines, the Shareholder Association for Research and Education provides Canadian institutional investors with a set of generic proxy voting rules designed to be easily tailored for individual organizations. “[The […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 31, 2022 March 31, 2022
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The Canadian Investment Review is pleased to announce the finalists for the second annual Pension Leadership Awards. This year, the awards welcomed more than 20 applications highlighting the actions of leading figures and organizations within the pension sector. In the preliminary judging phase, three finalists were chosen for each award category. Read: Announcing the winners of […]

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  • December 7, 2021 March 15, 2022
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The decision to favour contributors to Italy’s defined benefit pension plan during its transition to a defined contribution model favours early retirees and disadvantages younger people, according to an article in the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance. In 1995, Italy’s public pension plan, which operates in a similar manner to the Canada Pension Plan, […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 21, 2021 October 21, 2021
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The federal election is top of mind for many these days, so it’s no surprise Benefits Canada‘s most-read story over the past seven days was about the possible impact the election could have on the human resources, benefits and pension industries. Here’s the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. How will federal election […]

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  • September 24, 2021 September 24, 2021
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The solvency status of Canada’s defined benefit pension plans dipped for the first time this year in July, according to a new report by Lifeworks Inc. The monthly pension indices report found the average Canadian DB pension plan saw its solvency ratio dip to 108.7, down 0.6 from the previous month. This is the first […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 10, 2021 August 10, 2021
  • 11:00

While the typical balanced fund is becoming a rarity among pension plans, a segment of plan sponsors continue to utilize these funds — albeit with added diversification. Traditionally, such funds have invested 60 per cent in equities and 40 per cent in bonds. But with investment options for pension plans expanding over the last 20 […]