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In the world of defined contribution pensions, a plan’s investment menu is important because members’ choices are constrained by the funds that are available. And, while some may think it’s sufficient to use a third-party advisor for a DC plan, new research out of the University of Missouri suggested otherwise. The new paper, which will […]

2019 Top 40 Money Managers Report: How plan sponsors are hedging portfolio exposure in their own sectors

Canada’s economy is famously reliant on its rich natural resources, with a heaping helping of financial service providers thrown in for good measure. But when oil companies, mining outfits or Canadian banks are deciding how to invest the capital in their pension funds, does it make sense to steer clear of exposures that directly correlate […]

A Primer on OCIO in the DC world

The term outsourced chief investment officer, or OCIO, describes a service offering or model, where an institutional investor delegates certain decision-making responsibilities to a third-party provider. Once the investor makes the original delegation, the OCIO provider makes ongoing decisions related to the investment and administration of the plan, within agreed upon parameters. Initially the OCIO […]

Which DC plan default funds are better for retirement outcomes?

In a world increasingly moving to defined contribution pension plans, an effective default fund is key since many workers won’t make active decisions about the fund that’s right for them. But default funds can take many forms and some may be more effective than others. A new paper suggests that a default fund investment model […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 19, 2019 November 11, 2020
  • 09:51
GICs: Risky Business for CAPs

Plan sponsors often offer them without understanding the issues and risks.

  • August 31, 2013 September 13, 2019
  • 16:04
CAP Manager Fees and Performance

Part II in series on what CAP members pay.

  • July 29, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 12:13