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Learn more about the Risk Management Award finalists

The Canadian Investment Review’s Risk Management Award will go to a pension plan that has successfully implemented a robust approach to its risk management function. This can include implementing de-risking or re-risking or it can showcase day-to-day processes in place for risk management in pension plan investments. Highlights about the three finalists are available below: […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 30, 2020 January 19, 2021
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The Alberta Investment Management Corp.’s board of directors has completed its review of a volatility trading strategy, known as VOLTS, that resulted in $2.1 billion in losses in the wake of the coronavirus crash. While the strategy would have been expected to generate some losses in periods of market volatility, the losses were far greater […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 14, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 09:23
How CN Rail pension, ATRF tackled liquidity as markets crashed

When the coronavirus pushed equity markets off a cliff, Canadian defined benefit pension plans had to mobilize to address a number of concerns. The Canadian National Railway Co. pension recently shifted towards a more defensive investment strategy, said Marlene Puffer, president and chief executive officer for the CN investment division of the company, at a […]

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MSCI Inc. has signed a licensing agreement with the Hong Kong Futures Exchange Ltd. to introduce 37 futures and options contracts in Hong Kong based on a suite of indexes in Asia and emerging markets. The agreement expands on MSCI’s relationship with the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd., or HKEX, the owner of the […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 29, 2020 December 6, 2020
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While many organizations are grappling with how to incorporate artificial intelligence into their investment or back-office processes, the Alberta Investment Management Corp. has found a way to do it that’s scalable and has potential for commercialization. The AIMCo started down this journey because it realized that if it didn’t adopt AI and machine learning, it […]

  • By: Avery Page
  • March 20, 2020 December 13, 2020
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By looking at what went wrong with financial innovations of the past, investors can learn how to protect themselves and look for opportunities going forward, said James Weatherall, professor of logic and the philosophy of science at the University of California, Irvine, speaking at Canadian Investment Review‘s 2019 Investment Innovation Conference in November. As an […]

Trading

The Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities has released an update on pension plans using leverage. “What makes it of particular interest to pension regulators now, is that it is being used more commonly and more intensively by pension plans, principally as a component of investment strategies aimed at achieving better asset-liability matching (through higher […]

How a derivatives overlay helped Newfoundland and Labrador

OSFI Releases Draft Guidelines for Pensions Using Derivatives

Best practices for federally-regulated pension funds.

Heeding the Call

Actively managed buy-write strategies take covered calls to the next level