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Canada’s Maple 8 — the country’s largest eight public pension plans that manage a total of about $2 trillion in assets — use similar governance structures to consistently deliver strong returns. Pension systems around the world are difficult to manage, said Sebastien Betermier, an associate professor of finance at the Desautels Faculty of Management at […]

In the early days of 2020, no one could have foreseen the social and economic havoc the coronavirus pandemic would wreak on the world. Nearly two years later, as markets and economies continue to recover, Canadian pension plan sponsors are looking to their money managers to help light the way to a brighter financial future. […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • November 19, 2021 November 19, 2021
  • 08:53
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 […]


The top three extreme risks for investors to watch are global temperature change, global trade collapse and cyber warfare, according to a new report by Willis Towers Watson’s Thinking Ahead Institute. In the report, extreme risks are considered events that are highly unlikely to occur — but could have a large impact on economic growth […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 11, 2019 January 6, 2021
  • 09:41
Time to Double-Down on Bad Companies?

Mission hedging argues foundations and endowments can do more good by loading up on profitable companies they oppose.

Why hedged ETPs are a tough sell for pensions

Providers might need to go beyond off-the-shelf.

  • December 4, 2013 September 13, 2019
  • 10:58
UK Pensions Under-Hedged: Survey

UK trustees concerned about market volatility but are under-hedged against longevity, investment and inflation.

How to Manage Tail Risk

Winner of the 2011 AIMA Canada - Hillsdale Research Award.

Lesson Eight: Currency Hedging (Check Your Reserves)

Hedge ratios must differ for reserve, non-reserve currencies.

  • July 19, 2010 September 13, 2019
  • 10:46