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Nearly two-thirds of institutional investors say they’re planning to increase their allocations to real assets over the next two years, amid a backdrop of inflation and sustainability challenges, according to a survey by Aviva Investors. The survey, which polled 500 institutional investors from around the world, found nearly half (47 per cent) said they have […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 26, 2023 January 26, 2023
  • 09:00

Value and profitability are inextricably linked and, when they’re combined in a portfolio, institutional investors can garner a healthy premium, said Sunil Wahal, professor of finance at Arizona State University, during a session at the Canadian Investment Review’s 2022 Investment Innovation Conference. He likened the investment approach to building a hockey team, noting the goal […]

The aggregate funded status of the largest U.S. corporate defined benefit pension plans ended 2022 at 95 per cent, unchanged from the beginning of the year, according to a new report by WTW. The report, which analyzed data from more than 350 Fortune 1000 companies that sponsor DB pension plans, found pension obligations declined 26 […]

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  • January 10, 2023 January 9, 2023
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While the vast majority (85 per cent) of institutional investors believe the economy is in a recession or will enter a recession next year, two-thirds (65 per cent) think stagflation is the bigger risk ahead, according to a survey by Natixis Investment Managers. The survey, which polled 500 institutional investors across the globe, found more than half […]

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  • December 12, 2022 December 12, 2022
  • 09:00

The climate crisis puts the security of workers’ retirements at stake, said Patrick DeRochie, senior manager at Shift Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health, during a session at the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2022 Risk Management Conference. Pension plan sponsors’ investment decisions and their ability to achieve adequate returns for their members depends on a […]

While one expert says the two approaches work most effectively together, the other highlights the importance of complete divestment. Adam Scott, director at Shift Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health: The common framing of engagement versus divestment is a false dichotomy. They aren’t mutually exclusive approaches — both are essential tools for pension managers, […]

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System is reporting a net loss of 6.1 per cent for its last fiscal year, according to its preliminary annual results. During the year ending June 30, 2022, the public sector defined benefit pension plan’s value decreased from $466.84 billion to $440 billion. According to a press release, the losses […]

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  • July 28, 2022 July 28, 2022
  • 12:45

While institutional investors have likely relaxed leverage constraint in their private equity portfolios, they could realize better investment outcomes by taking the same approach with their public market exposures “Constraints [on leverage] prevent some of the most useful tools in portfolio management — namely, full diversification,” said Roberto Croce, head of risk parity and liquid […]

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The Nova Scotia Teachers’ Pension Plan exceeded its return benchmark in 2021, though its solvency ratio on a growing-concern basis remains underwater, according to its annual report. The defined benefit pension plan’s assets grew by 6.1 per cent last year, reaching $5.856 billion. Net investment returns, however, grew by 9.63 per cent, slightly higher than […]

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  • May 3, 2022 May 2, 2022
  • 09:00

The median Canadian defined benefit pension plan experienced a pullback in investment returns during the first quarter of 2022, returning negative 6.4 per cent as markets entered a heightened period of uncertainty, according to a new report by Northern Trust Canada. The report, which tracks the performance of Canadian DB plans that subscribe to Northern […]

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  • April 25, 2022 April 26, 2022
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