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Norway, Sweden and Denmark offer the best parental work-life balance, according to a new study by Remote Technology Inc. The global study assessed the quality of parental work-life balance in 20 nations by analyzing factors like parental leave, annual leave entitlement and childcare costs. It found the Nordic nations had an exceptionally high expenditure on family […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 24, 2024 May 23, 2024
  • 09:00

Three-quarters (75 per cent) of global employers say they’re struggling to find talent with the skills they need, according to a new survey by ManpowerGroup. The survey, which polled more than 40,000 employers, found the majority reported difficulty filling open roles, with employers in Japan (85 per cent) and Canada (80 per cent) among the […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 5, 2024 March 5, 2024
  • 15:00

The adoption of environmental, social and governance measures in executive incentive plans continues to increase across markets, especially in North America, according to a new report by WTW. The report, which reviewed public disclosures from more than 1,100 global companies, found metrics related to human capital remained the most popular across all ESG categories, used […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 30, 2024 January 30, 2024
  • 15:00

More than four-fifths (84 per cent) of asset managers expect their firms will grow over the next 18 months, according to a new survey by Northern Trust Corp. in partnership with Coalition Greenwich. The survey, which polled based 150 asset managers in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and North America, found European respondents were most optimistic […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 29, 2023 June 30, 2023
  • 12:30

For smaller pension funds looking to access private equity opportunities, the lower and middle part of the Canadian market should be very attractive, says Tracey McVicar, a partner at CAI Capital Partners, referring to businesses with $3 million to $10 million in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. Institutional investors with bigger pools of […]


North American stock markets marched to record highs Thursday on dissipating virus risks and China saying it would cut tariffs on U.S. imports in half. After two risk-on days, investors have sunk more money into defensive sectors such as telecommunications, consumer staples, real estate investment trusts, gold and utilities in both Canada and the U.S. […]

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