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Defined contribution pension plan members are currently in a different place, especially the younger generations, who are likely feeling as though their financial priorities don’t line up with workplace pensions the way they did for previous generations. “What I’m getting at here is the idea that retirement saving isn’t the undeniable consensus top priority it […]

Canadians could see a regime change in the next federal election if the current housing crisis holds tight, according to Chantal Hébert, political commentator, journalist, columnist and author, during the keynote session at the Canadian Investment Review’s 2023 Risk Management Conference. While health care and inflation are major concerns for Canadians, the one issue that keeps coming to the forefront […]

Housing affordability will be a challenge, particularly for newcomers to Canada — pushing more of that demographic into the rental market, said Aaron Pittman, head of institutional at Equiton, during the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2023 Global Investment Conference. With 20 per cent of the Canadian workforce expected to retire over the next 10 years and a […]

Despite many institutional investors pressing pause on their real estate activities in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, those that keep calm and carry on with a focus on diversification and innovation are poised to emerge as winners. “Real estate values, like other investment vehicles, can vary at different times based on shifting demand […]

Along with the rest of the globe, Canada isn’t likely to see the V-shaped recovery that institutional investors were hoping for as it stares down the recessionary road ahead. “Canadian activity was also on the softening path even at the end of last year,” says Irene Lauro, an economist at Schroders. “And this is because […]


Central banks seem to be changing their tunes, with the Federal Reserve expected to cut rates twice before the year is out, according to Manulife Investment Management’s third quarter outlook. The European Central Bank, noted the outlook, is also likely to take a move dovish tone, with additional monetary easing measures, including rate cuts, expected […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 15, 2019 January 9, 2021
  • 14:37

For those worried the cycle is about the turn, it’s important to consider that there is no established length for a market cycle, said Avery Shenfeld, managing director and chief economist at CIBC, during a panel at a Canadian Investment Review and Benefits Canada Investor Insight Breakfast in Toronto on Jan. 10, 2019. Indeed, the […]


The Bank of Canada announced Wednesday it is holding its target for the overnight rate steady at 1.75 per cent. This comes after it also held rates steady in December 2018. “As expected, the Bank of Canada kept the overnight rate unchanged at 1.75 per cent and there wasn’t a big surprise in the message,” […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 10, 2019 January 12, 2021
  • 14:37

Panel of economists discuss uncertainty and Canada's prospects for 2018 at Defined Benefit Investment Forum.

Are House Prices in Shanghai, Toronto, and Vancouver Connected?

New research looks at the real estate spillover from China to Canadian cities.