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Canadian workers want to maintain flexible, remote work after pandemic: survey

While 87 per cent of Canadian employees who started working remotely for the first time during the coronavirus pandemic believe it will have a long-term impact on the way they work, just 22 per cent said their employer has confirmed working arrangements will be more flexible permanently, according to a new survey by technology solutions […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 24, 2020 November 12, 2020
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Caisse leveraging technology for investment, risk management

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is introducing a new structure to maximize its impact in technology. The integrated approach aims to leverage technology for performance, both in investment and risk management activities, as well as in transforming the organization. “For many years now, CDPQ has made the integration of disruptive technology a strategic priority,” […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 19, 2020 November 12, 2020
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On May 21, Benefits Canada hosted a webinar to explore the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on chronic disease in the workplace, as well as how virtual solutions can support employee health through this unprecedented time. All employers are currently facing the same concerns, said Marie-Josée Le Blanc, a partner at Mercer, during the webinar. Pointing to the 2019 […]

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While technological change is accelerating at a rapid rate, the financial system isn’t keeping pace, says Campbell Harvey, professor of finance at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Traditional systems make it difficult for those trying to raise capital or invest. Yet new technology is coming to market that can resolve many barriers and dramatically […]

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FTSE Russell has released a preliminary list of companies set to enter or leave its U.S. indexes at the end of June as part of its annual reconstitution, which occurs to reflect market changes from the previous year. And the results tell a tale of the growing gap between the largest and smallest cap stocks. […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 11, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 08:30
Investors calling for board oversight of human rights risk at Alphabet

A group of more than 80 global investment managers with a combined $10 trillion in assets under management is calling on Alphabet Inc. to implement board-level oversight for human rights risks. The Investor Alliance for Human Rights, which includes co-filers Hermes Investment Management, Loring, Wolcott and Coolidge, Robeco and Canadian responsible investing firm NEI Investments, […]

Pharmacogenetic testing’s place in long-term disability programs

Plan sponsors and insurers are increasingly wading into the waters of pharmacogenetic testing by offering the service to employees making long-term disability claims. In 2017, Sun Life partnered with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health for a pilot project that offered pharmacogenetic testing to plan members on disability leave due to a mental-health condition. […]

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OMERS Ventures, the venture capital arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, has closed a US$750 million venture capital fund — its largest fund to date. The transatlantic fund is investing in companies related to financial systems, insurance, property, logistics, health and workplace technology in Canada, the U.S. and U.K., as well as Europe. […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 29, 2020 December 13, 2020
  • 10:09
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The current market environment isn’t like a regular market correction, but more like a natural disaster, says Joseph Connolly, vice-president of asset and risk management at Morneau Shepell Ltd. In the current context, investors should be doing more monitoring and looking at more timely data because mid-month or mid-quarter results may be stale. “We’re definitely […]

Why pension funds should have boots on the ground globally

The world may be more digital than ever, but a physical presence can still sometimes make the difference between success and failure for pension plans For the OPSEU Pension Trust, establishing offices abroad was a logical step. Its private markets group, which is based in Toronto, was undertaking a lot of global investment activity, so […]