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Nearly a third (32 per cent) of U.S. institutional investors say they plan to increase their private asset allocations over the next two years, primarily due to diversification benefits, lower volatility and the potential to garner higher returns than public markets, according to a new survey by Schroders. The survey, which polled more than 100 […]

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  • October 23, 2023 October 19, 2023
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During the launch of the University Pension Plan, Barbara Zvan, its president and chief executive officer, knew getting to know the plan’s members was vital to its goal of providing a strong, resilient fund that secured benefits for generations to come. To find out what was important to plan members, the UPP engaged them to find out […]

The rising opposition to environmental, social and governance metrics could lead to a confusing landscape for institutional investors evaluating the impact of their assets, said Hugh O’Reilly, executive director of Innovate Cities, during a session at the Canadian Investment Review’s 2023 Risk Management Conference. “There has been a war declared on this south of the border, but […]

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Two-thirds (66 per cent) of large institutional asset owners say they plan to increase their allocations to private markets over the coming year, according to a new survey by Mercer. The survey, which polled about 60 global asset owners, found among those planning to increase their private market investments, 50 per cent said they’re pivoting […]

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  • October 13, 2023 October 13, 2023
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An article on the Association of Canadian Pension Management’s response to the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities’ draft risk management guideline was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. CAPSA pension risk management guideline too divergent, says ACPM 2. B.C. Municipal Pension Plan appointing […]

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  • October 13, 2023 October 12, 2023
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According to York University’s Arijit Banik, there’s only one way forward for environmental, social and governance standards: it’s time for an evolution. The treasurer responsible for overseeing the university’s endowment fund wants to go beyond simply investing in wind and solar energies to tick a box. Instead, his investment team has pushed towards sustainable infrastructure […]

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About a third (34 per cent) of the companies on the S&P/TSX composite index are meeting the reporting requirements for environmental, social and governance standards by disclosing the metrics of all of their sustainability related risks and opportunities, according to a new report by consultancy Millani. The report, which reviewed ESG standards in Canadian public companies, […]

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  • October 12, 2023 October 12, 2023
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Two-thirds (67 per cent) of institutional asset owners believe environmental, social and governance factors have become more material to investment policies in the past five years, citing the environment and issues around net-zero emissions as key ESG materiality drivers, according to a new survey by Morningstar Inc. The survey, which polled more than 500 global […]

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  • October 6, 2023 October 6, 2023
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More than half of global institutional investors are worried about the ongoing effects geopolitical risk (55 per cent) and rising inflation (53 per cent) will have on their portfolios, according to a new survey by Schroders. The survey, which polled 770 global institutional investors representing US$34.7 trillion in assets, found that, in order to combat geopolitical risk, respondents […]

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  • October 5, 2023 October 4, 2023
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The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is allocating 20 per cent of its portfolio to climate solutions by 2030, aiming to reduce its carbon emissions by 50 per cent compared to 2019, according to a new report by the investment organization. In a press release, Rossitsa Stoyanova, the IMCO’s chief investment officer, said the investment […]

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  • October 5, 2023 October 5, 2023
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