Keyword: emerging markets

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Caisse taking stake in fighter pilot training company, CPPIB in Latin American fitness chain

Alongside other investors, the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing in Top Aces Inc., an airborne training services provider. The Quebec-based company, which was founded in 2000 by a group of former fighter pilots, provides training to air forces around the world, aiming to enhance the operational readiness of combat forces. “Top Aces is a […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 27, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 15:00
Pension Podcast: Institutional investors urged to consider bottom-up approach to India

With India attracting the attention of Canadian pension plans, what opportunities and risks exist in the country? Across all asset classes, 2018 saw US$47 billion in foreign investment transactions into India, according to Sanjeev Krishan, deals and private equity expert at PwC India, during the Canadian Investment Review’s podcast “Pension Passport.” And this year could very well surpass that number, he […]

In its November, semi-annual index review, MSCI Inc., implemented the third increase in a series of planned increases to China A shares within its emerging markets indexes. Within its China index specifically, MSCI will be adding 204 new constituents, mostly mid-cap companies. The inclusion factor of the existing shares will also be increased. China A […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 12, 2019 February 23, 2021
  • 08:56
Which global bonds to consider in today’s interest rate environment

As market uncertainty causes a slowdown in Europe’s economy, an accommodating central bank and negative interest rates are making its bond markets more attractive to institutional investors than those in the United States. “Europe is a very export-led economy and Germany, in particular, is driven by exports to the rest of the world,” said Rod […]

What global growth headwinds are investors focusing on?

Depressed bond yields are stoking institutional investor concerns over global growth prospects for the coming year. “We’ve seen a similar pattern across the world,” said Alec Young, managing director of global markets research at FTSE Russell, in a webinar on Tuesday. Alongside struggling yields, other leading economic indicators, including U.S. manufacturing data, have markets increasingly worried. However, […]

Pooled pension fund managers see modest gains for Q3 2019

Diversified pooled fund managers posted a median 1.5 per cent return before fees for the third quarter of 2019, according to Morneau Shepell Ltd.’s latest pension universe. The 1.5 per cent return represented a 0.3 per cent underperformance of its benchmark portfolio, which uses a 55 per cent equities and 45 per cent fixed income split. The […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 28, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 08:45
Canadian employment rises 1.8% as economies reopen: Stats Can

For intergenerational investors, such as foreign pension plans ramping up their exposure to alternative assets and leveraging patient capital, it’s worth paying attention to Indonesia’s potential. “If you follow the logic that the country’s going to be the fourth or fifth largest economy in the world . . . then, to me, it’s too big […]

Pension Podcast: How can institutional investors capture South Korea’s next wave of growth?

Looking at South Korea today, it’s hard to believe the country was one of the world’s poorest just a few decades ago. But since the 1960s, its economy has been growing quickly. “In fact, from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s, it had one of the highest growth rates in the world, and at times in […]

Institutional investors seeing potential in private assets in turbulent landscape

More than half (52 per cent) of institutional investors said they think a political or world event, such as Brexit, will impact portfolio performance over the next 12 months, according to a survey by Schroders. And that number is on the rise. The survey, which polled 650 institutional investors with a combined US$25.4 trillion in […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 30, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 17:15
Pension Podcast: A look at Poland as a post-Soviet success story for institutional investors

After years of dramatic post-Soviet growth, Poland is a major contender in the global marketplace. However, it’s a mixed bag for institutional investors, who are finding both opportunities and limitations in the market. The country is holding up well in an increasingly challenging global environment where other economies are seeing growth slow, said Rachel Van Elkan, the […]