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With environmental, social and governance issues becoming more prominent among investors, it’s important to consider what sustainability means for DC plans. Plan sponsors are facing somewhat conflicting objectives, said Christine Girvan, senior managing director and head of Canadian distribution at MFS Investment Management, during a session at Benefits Canada‘s 2020 DC Plan Summit in Montreal […]


Two big players in the investment research space are joining forces. Morningstar Inc., a U.S.-based independent research firm is fully acquiring Sustainalytics, a Dutch-domiciled firm specializing in environmental, social, and governance ratings and research. Morningstar already took on a 40 per cent ownership stake in Sustainalytics in 2017 and will be buying the remaining 60 […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 22, 2020 December 13, 2020
  • 08:39

Research and ratings firm Sustainalytics is launching a set of environmental, social and governance indicators aimed at helping investors with security selection, portfolio construction, risk and scenario analysis, as well as meeting disclosure requirements. The data covers more than 220 ESG indicators across several themes, subdivided into three categories. The ESG management indicators are meant […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 24, 2020 December 13, 2020
  • 10:13
ETFs and Market Fragility

As market makers guess – speculators take their bets

Institutional Investors Pile Into Riskier Assets

New report shows investors taking on more risk in exchange for returns, yield.

  • By: Staff
  • March 15, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 17:39
Pace of Hedge Fund Allocations Slows

Results of SEI/Greenwich survey show institutions most concerned about performance.