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Two-fifths (40 per cent) of institutional investors say they plan to increase allocations to private debt investments over the next three years, according to a new survey by Coalition Greenwich. The survey, which polled more than 100 large U.S. and Canadian institutional investors with US$500 million to $50 billion in assets under management, found roughly […]

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  • January 29, 2024 February 1, 2024
  • 15:00
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As banks continue to pull back on lending, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, the Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System and the OPSEU Pension Trust are increasing their exposure to private credit, according to reporting by Reuters. The CPPIB, which manages $576 billion, said it will double its overall credit […]

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  • January 29, 2024 February 1, 2024
  • 15:00

The progression of bonds and frontier markets over the long term will be top of mind for institutional investors in the coming year, according to Andrew Forsyth, senior vice-president of institutional investment services at Franklin Templeton. Fixed income may be in the good graces of institutional investors again as higher bond yields lead the way […]

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About half (51 per cent) of global institutional investors believe a recession is inevitable, a sentiment that runs strongest in the U.K. (67 per cent) and North America (62 per cent), according to Natixis Investment Managers’ 2024 outlook survey. The survey, which polled 500 institutional investors in 27 countries, also found among those expecting a […]

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  • December 7, 2023 December 6, 2023
  • 11:00

Institutional investors don’t have to wait for choppy waters to invest in event-driven credit, according to Duncan Farley, portfolio manager on the BlueRay fixed income team at RBC Global Asset Management, speaking during the Canadian Investment Review’s 2023 Risk Management Conference. While the post-pandemic economy has negatively affected several industries, opportunities always exist for investors to […]

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Institutional investors will continue to invest in private credit as the market grows in 2024, according to one expert. Indeed, private credit opportunities are on the rise, since companies are struggling to obtain financing through traditional methods, says Arif Bhalwani, chief executive officer and managing director at Third Eye Capital. “A lot of these banks […]

North American institutional investors raised $749.7 billion, nearly half (49 per cent) of the $1.53 trillion total private capital raised globally between the second half of 2022 and the end of May 2023, according to a report by Preqin. It found the weakest period for deal activity since the start of the coronavirus pandemic was […]

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  • September 15, 2023 September 15, 2023
  • 15:00

In the pursuit of long-term portfolio construction solutions, institutional investors are increasingly turning their attention to the private debt asset class, says David Sum, director of the alternative income group at Ninepoint Partners. “Looking ahead, we believe the current high interest rate environment and liquidity constraints from banks and the syndicated market creates a favourable […]

Manitoba’s Teachers’ Retirement Allowances Fund returned negative 0.42 per cent in 2022, exceeding its benchmark return of negative 5.04 per cent. “While we are pleased with these short-term results, our longer-term results are equally favourable,” said Jeff Norton, the TRAF’s president and chief executive officer, in its annual report. “Over the past 20 years to […]

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  • July 31, 2023 July 31, 2023
  • 15:00

Institutional investors expect market volatility, high inflation and rising interest rates to spur portfolio de-risking policies over the next two years, according to a new survey by Aeon Investments. The survey, which polled pension plan sponsors, insurers and asset managers with about US$545 in combined assets under management, found 81 per cent said they expect […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 20, 2023 June 20, 2023
  • 12:30