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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board grew its net assets by $0.2 billion during its third fiscal quarter, pushing overall assets up to $368.5 billion, off a 1.1 per cent return. “Broad declines in global public equity markets created a challenging investment environment during the quarter,” said Mark Machin, president and chief executive officer of […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 14, 2019 January 12, 2021
  • 10:30
Economist says no recession looming

In a world of volatility, with markets driven by trade wars, Trump tweets and talk of a potential recession on its way, Scotiabank vice-president and deputy chief economist is shining a light of optimism. “A slight slowing in growth is a very distinct thing from a recession,” said Brett House, speaking at the 2018 Defined […]

46% of employees would move for job with better pay, perks: survey

Employers looking to recruit talent from other cities and provinces should consider boosting their relocation benefits and services, according to a new survey by staffing firm Robert Half Canada Inc. The survey found almost half (46 per cent) of employees said they’d consider moving if they had better pay and perks. Despite this, more than a third (37 per cent) […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 16, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 15:30

Looking ahead to the new year, 2019 is shaping up to be another challenging one for institutional investors looking for strategies to generate sufficient returns to meet their current and future obligations. Navigating the many variables — from rising interest rates and weakening global growth to threats of trade wars and the possible return of higher inflation — will […]

  • December 27, 2018 January 12, 2021
  • 08:00

Many institutional investors include value-oriented equity strategies in their portfolio to provide protection during declining equity markets. But not all value strategies are created equal, as many found out during the global financial crisis 10 years ago. As well, many investors expected their portfolios to perform better than the broader market, to preserve cash, but this […]

  • December 18, 2018 January 12, 2021
  • 08:00

Uncertainty on how U.S. and Chinese policies will affect trade, Italy’s budget standoff with the European Commission, worry over Brexit and the U.S. Federal Reserve’s monetary policy all imply volatility for the coming year, according to Russell Investment Canada Ltd.’s 2019 market outlook. The firm is remaining neutral on equities and underweight U.S. stock, though it’s maintaining a more […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 10, 2018 January 12, 2021
  • 09:35
2018 Top 40 Money Managers Report: The Trump effect

Though President Trump hasn’t been successful in following through his promise to construct a wall on the border between the United States and Mexico, he’s certainly stoked serious divisionism, with signals popping up the world over that nations are tugging on their drawbridges where trade, migration and other economic activities are concerned. Whether it’s the […]


Even 10 years after the financial crisis, many Canadian investors still don’t feel secure, according to a new survey by Natixis Investment Managers. More than half (59 per cent) of Canadian investors said they blame market volatility for undermining their ability to reach their savings and retirement goals. This compared to 53 per cent of U.S. respondents and 62 per […]


The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is one of the top 20 asset owners in the world, at US$283.45 billion, making it one of the most influential capital allocators in existence, according to a new report by Willis Towers Watson’s Thinking Ahead Institute. Looking at the world’s 100 largest capital management organizations, which are collectively responsible […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 14, 2018 January 13, 2021
  • 15:30
Which countries rank highest for optimism about retirement readiness?

Measuring happiness has a role to play in determining the success of retirement solutions and their outcomes, according to a new global survey by State Street Global Advisors. The survey focused on the individual qualitative characteristics of trust, preparedness and ownership associated with certain countries’ retirement systems, exploring how happiness can be pertinent to overall perceptions […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 26, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 08:45