Keyword: Money managers

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Five Canadian pension funds rank in top 100 global asset managers: report

Twelve of the 25 top global asset owners were pension funds as of year-end 2018, according a new report by Willis Towers Watson’s Thinking Ahead Institute. The report found, among the top 100 asset owners, pension funds held 59.1 per cent of the fund assets, down 1.7 per cent from 2017, primarily due to assets […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 22, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 15:00
Can machine learning help active managers outperform passive peers?

Active investors should combine their own analytical work with the use of machine learning to get a leg up on their passive peers, according to a new paper. Fiona Frick, Unigestion’s chief executive officer, argued that, in an environment where institutional investors are using the same strategies and no one is left with an edge, active managers should use “collaborative […]

BMO Global Asset Management appoints new director of responsible investment

BMO Global Asset Management is appointing Nalini Feuilloley as director of its responsible investment team for North America. Nalini was previously head of Canada for the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment, where she managed the Canadian institutional investor clients and educated the broader investment community on environmental, social and governance issues and integration strategies. […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 4, 2019 November 11, 2020
  • 08:45
Schroders appoints new North American CEO

Schroders is appointing Marc Brookman as chief executive officer of its North American operations. Karl Dasher, the current CEO of North America and co-head of fixed income, will be leaving the firm at the end of the year. Before joining Schroders in 2018 as deputy CEO of North America, Brookman was managing director and head […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 8, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 15:00
What’s the role of the proxy advisor as rules shift?

As the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission moves to increase its oversight over proxy voting advisory firms, Horizons ETFs is evolving its proxy voting policies to take on a more socially responsible investing position. “We do have an obligation to our unit-holders to act in their best fiduciary interest, but we also have a socially responsible requirement as […]

Should investors pay closer attention to the ‘S’ in ESG?

When considering environmental, social and governance issues, asset managers are less convinced that social factors drive returns, according to a survey by Netherlands-based NN Investment Partners. Among the European asset managers surveyed, just 15 per cent said social factors are something they can harness to generate returns. This compares to 40 per cent that said the same […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 16, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 15:00
Women in Canada’s benefits, pension and investment industries talk career, workplace attire and family

Since Grace Palombo joined Great-West Lifeco Inc. five years ago, she’s seen a shift at the company. Back then, in her role as executive vice-president and chief human resources officer, she was the only woman in a group of 12 executives who reported to the chief executive officer. Today, the company’s leadership includes eight members […]

Fiera Capital, SEI making appointments to institutional groups

Fiera Capital Corp. is appointing Michael Quigley as executive vice-president and head of institutional markets. In the new role, Quigley will lead the team, focusing on improving and guiding the implementation of Fiera’s institutional distribution strategy. “Michael brings a deep understanding of the institutional business environment and extensive knowledge of both traditional and alternative asset […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 9, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 15:15
Foyston, Gordon & Payne appointing new credit analyst to fixed income team

Foyston, Gordon & Payne Inc. is appointing Brooke Biscoe as a credit analyst on its fixed income team. Biscoe’s career began in 2013 at Standard & Poor’s Financial Services, where he spent three years as a ratings analyst assisting the primary analyst in the preparation, monitoring and amendment of ratings for Canadian companies in a variety of industries.  […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 16, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 09:05
What does Elizabeth Warren’s proposed legislation mean for the future of private equity?

Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is running to become the next presidential candidate for the U.S. Democratic Party, has proposed new legislation attacking the private equity industry and calling for major reforms. The Stop Wall Street Looting Act of 2019 proposes stringent rules around private equity transactions, including making private equity firms share responsible for the debts incurred by […]