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With the coronavirus pandemic and rising inflation causing economic uncertainty, capital accumulation plan sponsors are looking for new ways to help their members feel secure and get the most out of their savings plans. Benefits Canada asked CAP sponsors and other industry experts what’s on their wish lists to make these plans more effective and engaging […]

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • December 16, 2022 December 15, 2022
  • 08:57

Defined contribution pension plan members nearing retirement may need their employers’ help to achieve financial security during an era of low interest rates and increased inflation, according to a new report by the U.S.-based Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association. It found target-date funds are the dominant investment strategy in most DC plans, used by 80 […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 7, 2022 December 6, 2022
  • 09:00

Nearly two-thirds (62 per cent) of Canadian pre-retirees say the rising cost of living is preventing them from retiring when they’d like to, up from 56 per cent in 2021, according to a new survey by Fidelity Canada. The survey, which polled more than 1,900 Canadians aged 45 and older, found 55 per cent said […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 17, 2022 November 16, 2022
  • 09:00

Preparing financially for retirement is a marathon filled with many obstacles along the way to a constantly shifting finish line. Even in 2021, female employees tend to have more obstacles and subsequently lag well behind their male counterparts when it comes to retirement savings. Women retire 30 per cent less wealthy than men, according to […]

Almost 16 months since the global coronavirus pandemic was first declared, there’s now yet another thing for institutional investors to worry about — the possibility of inflation. Lately, much has been made of the potential for inflation to emerge given sustained low interest rates and the large deficits that many governments have incurred due to […]

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Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate arm of the Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec, has partnered with U.S. firm GID to create an investment platform targeting industrial assets.  GID Industrial’s primary focus will be on acquiring, developing and managing infill industrial product in growing markets across the U.S., with an emphasis on locations close […]

Wellington Management joins net zero asset managers’ initiative

Wellington Management Co. is joining the net zero asset managers’ initiative as a founding member. The company is committing to working with clients on their decarbonization goals and setting an interim target for the proportion of assets to be managed in line with the attainment of net-zero emissions by 2050. Wellington is headquartered in Boston […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 15, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 09:07
Ontario Teachers’ investing in eye-care provider

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is acquiring a majority stake in NVISION Eye Centers, a U.S.-based provider of eye-care services. As part of the transaction, Dr. Tom Tooma, NVISION’s founder, will retain a significant minority position in the company, serving as its chief medical officer and as a member of the board of directors. “Our […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 2, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 12:12
Is International Diversification Still Possible?

New research shows that dynamic hedging can help investors diversify in tough times.

Sovereign Wealth Funds Bounce Back

Shift from finance companies to infrastructure.