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With increased market volatility due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, central banks in the West looking to tighten monetary policies as the world begins emerging from the coronavirus pandemic and higher, more persistent inflation than anticipated, bond investors are in for a wild ride, said Samantha Klein, lead of institutional business for T. Rowe Price […]

‘The rules of the game are changing’: DB pension plans and climate scenario risk analysis

Defined benefit plan sponsors are undoubtedly familiar with scenario risk analysis, but applying that concept to their portfolio’s climate risk is a whole new ballgame. But plan sponsors will need to use these risk analyses to get a handle on how exposed they are to climate change risks and opportunities decades into the future, said […]

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Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, in-person visits by institutional investors have been drastically reduced, temporarily short circuiting qualitative due diligence and leading to slightly more reliance on quantitative analysis, says Jeff Schwartz, president of Markov Processes International Inc. Quantitative analysis can help identify red flags and indicate when a deeper dive is required, for example. “That’s […]

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The Alberta Investment Management Corp.’s board of directors has completed its review of a volatility trading strategy, known as VOLTS, that resulted in $2.1 billion in losses in the wake of the coronavirus crash. While the strategy would have been expected to generate some losses in periods of market volatility, the losses were far greater […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 14, 2020 December 6, 2020
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While many institutional investors understand that climate change poses risks to their portfolios, it can be difficult to nail down how to combat it. For a Canadian portfolio manager, looking over a selection of stocks from mining to utilities to forestry, it can be a daunting task to discern which material risks exist, said Blair […]