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While one expert says the two approaches work most effectively together, the other highlights the importance of complete divestment. Adam Scott, director at Shift Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health: The common framing of engagement versus divestment is a false dichotomy. They aren’t mutually exclusive approaches — both are essential tools for pension managers, […]

As Exxon Mobil Corp. shareholders continue their bid to force the oil giant to deal more aggressively with climate change, several large U.S. institutional investors are backing a slate of alternative directors. The company announced Wednesday that three candidates nominated by a dissident group of shareholders, called Engine No. 1, had been elected to its board […]

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The majority (72 per cent) of Canadian pension funds said they’re currently focused on consolidation options that offer greater certainty they’ll be able to meet their liabilities, according to a survey by CIBC Mellon. It also found 50 per cent of pension funds surveyed plan on implementing consolidation plans over the next three to five […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 3, 2021 May 6, 2021
  • 09:00

Since last March, the coronavirus pandemic has derailed the best-laid plans of many organizations, including the Toronto Transit Commission. With so many white-collar employees working from home, and worries about public health, it’s no secret the TTC’s ridership and revenue have been hit hard. Between the first and last weeks in March 2020, for example, […]

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During the coronavirus market crash, U.S. stocks with higher institutional ownership experienced worse performance, especially those held by active, short-term and domestic institutions, according to a recent paper. Institutional ownership of U.S. stocks has risen to massive levels, comprising 75 per cent of stock ownership overall, noted the paper by researchers at the University of […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 17, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 08:40
HOOPP Funded Status Hits 122%

Plan set to weather market correction and considers boosting benefits

What’s Keeping Plan Sponsors Up At Night?

Roundtable on asset allocation reveals top concerns

  • By: Yaelle Gang
  • November 10, 2016 September 13, 2019
  • 07:13
Are Pension Funds Bad at Rebalancing?

Research: portfolio rebalancing is inconsistent and procyclical

  • June 8, 2016 September 13, 2019
  • 16:41
Should Pension Funds Pay for Infrastructure?

Government identifies pensions as "innovative sources of funding."

Should Plan Sponsors Pay For Infrastructure?

Interactive session asks whether pension funds should fund the infrastructure gap.

  • By: Staff
  • April 14, 2016 September 13, 2019
  • 06:27