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How commuted-value calculation changes will impact lump-sum DB pension payments

The value of a typical Canadian defined benefit pension plan’s assets declined in June, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest monthly report. An investment portfolio designed to mimic typical Canadian DB portfolios saw its assets decline by 5.4 per cent over the month. The benchmark portfolio is composed of 50 per cent equities and 50 per […]

For nearly a decade, analysts have been considering where the next market downturn will come from and when it will strike. But with the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s 800-point drop on Oct. 10, 2018, some asset managers are wondering whether it’s already begun. Amid the uneasiness, Sun Life Global Investment Management is pointing to a number of clouds […]

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Get Ready for More Volatility in 2018

Inflation and rising interest rates will shake things up this year.

Institutional investors should anticipate next year to be one of increasing volatility.

Charts of the Week: Is Jackson Hole a Turning Point For Global Markets?

Blogger Jeroen Blokland shows us what to expect from the summit in 6 charts.