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Putting responsible artificial intelligence principles in place is essential to enhancing risk-adjusted returns and positioning businesses for success, according to a new report by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and the World Economic Forum. It found the use of AI can preserve and even create value for investors. However, institutional investors must find a balance between […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 11, 2024 July 11, 2024
  • 15:00
Using AI to gauge employee well-being, satisfaction

Artificial intelligence has the potential to make a variety of human resources tasks faster and more efficient, but while the technology is sophisticated, employers should be aware of its limitations and risks, said Matissa Hollister, assistant professor of organizational behaviour at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, during Benefits Canada’s 2023 Future of Work Summit. […]

Large and small, pension plan sponsors are adopting in-house tools, partnering with technology research institutes or relying on investment managers for technological support with asset allocation, risk management and other aspects of investment management. The growing interest coincides with an increasingly complex investment, demographic and regulatory landscape. A 2020 Deloitte report on the importance of […]

Robust research on emerging trends can reveal much about future market opportunities, said Joe Faraday, director, international equities at Baillie Gifford, during his session. “I want for us all to be thinking about the growth waves – that’s the growth topic that really interests and excites us… Ultimately, it’s all about trying to ride growth […]

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The future will increasingly favour institutional investors that can break old patterns of thought. As we move forward and industries and new technologies converge at an increasing rate, the need for a shift in mindset is imperative. One way we believe this to be possible in investing is through a multi-disciplinary approach. Read: Can machine learning […]

CAAT looks to AI, machine learning

The Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Pension Plan is betting that artificial intelligence and machine learning will play a role in pension administration going forward. “I won’t pretend that we’re Netflix or Tesla in this, but we are [taking] small steps today so we can take advantage of these advances of technology into the […]

What opportunities exist for plan sponsors in thematic investing?

The most powerful and durable investment themes are those where ingenuity sparks innovation to address imbalances in the world, said David Docherty, investment director for thematics at Schroders, when speaking at the Canadian Investment Review’s Investment Innovation Conference in November. He pointed to imbalance between population and resources as an example, and themes related to […]

Balancing the risks and opportunities of AI

Artificial intelligence is everywhere and will affect every sector, said Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, president and chief executive officer of the research organization the Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis of Organizations, during a keynote session at Benefits Canada‘s 2020 DC Plan Summit in Montreal in February. AI is becoming disruptive, with startups knocking at the […]

Global employers preparing for future of work: survey

The majority (61 per cent) of global employees believe their employers are preparing them for the future of work and 55 per cent said they trust their organization to reskill them if their job changes as a result of automation, according to Mercer’s 2020 global talents trends survey. However, the survey, which polled more than […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 27, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 15:30

While many organizations are grappling with how to incorporate artificial intelligence into their investment or back-office processes, the Alberta Investment Management Corp. has found a way to do it that’s scalable and has potential for commercialization. The AIMCo started down this journey because it realized that if it didn’t adopt AI and machine learning, it […]

  • By: Avery Page
  • March 20, 2020 December 13, 2020
  • 09:17