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The robots of the near-future won’t replace people, but will free them to focus on what they do best — empathizing, communicating and innovating, said Ken Goldberg, professor of engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, during the keynote session at the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2022 Investment Innovation Conference. “When [automated teller machines] first came […]

  • January 16, 2023 January 13, 2023
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Climate change presents an ongoing challenge to institutional investors’ allocations to domestic corporate bond, according to Soami Kohly, fixed income portfolio manager at MFS Investment Management, speaking during a session at the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2022 Investment Innovation conference. “The way that we think about [environmental, social and governance issues] is that it’s just another […]

  • January 16, 2023 January 13, 2023
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Emerging market economies with strong domestic structural growth stories are likely to thrive in the next 10 years, said Alexis Freyeisen, investment strategist for emerging markets equities at AllianceBernstein, during a session at the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2022 Investment Innovation Conference. “There is a lot of negative press around EM and the media likes to […]

  • January 16, 2023 January 13, 2023
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Institutional investors should be adopting innovative thematic approaches to derive more value from private markets, according to Nelson Lam, senior vice-president of equity and alternative investments at Trans-Canada Capital Inc., during a session at the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2022 Investment Innovation Conference. “Why private markets? There’s at least 10-times as many private companies as public […]

  • January 16, 2023 January 26, 2023
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Reduced investment in the fossil fuel sector will lead to higher energy prices, encouraging the development of transition technologies, according to Mark Lacey, head of global resource equities and global thematics at Schroders, during a session at the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2022 Investment Innovation Conference. “We’ve been through a massive divestment period that’s been exaggerated […]

  • January 16, 2023 January 16, 2023
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Environmental, social and governance investment strategies can improve a portfolio’s ability to generate alpha, according to Patrick Vizzone, managing director of global private equity at Franklin Templeton, speaking during a session at the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2022 Investment Innovation Conference. “Impact investing is sometimes regarded as being a drag on financial returns, but we believe […]

  • January 16, 2023 January 18, 2023
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Four major misconceptions about fixed income impact investing have taken root in the minds of many institutional investors, according to Matt Lawton, fixed income portfolio manager of global impact credit strategy at T. Rowe Price, during a session at the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2022 Investment Innovation Conference. The first, he noted, is that investors can’t […]

  • January 16, 2023 January 13, 2023
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“What we’ve observed year to date is nothing short of historic in nature,” said Steve Guignard, senior director of client solutions at Sun Life Capital Management, referring to the poor performance of the FTSE Canada Universe Bond Index, which dipped 12 per cent in 2022. “The market’s erratic and unpredictable behaviour is very similar to […]

  • January 16, 2023 January 17, 2023
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“There’s been some tremendous innovation in fixed income markets, especially in the last decade. Technology has made transparency and liquidity blossom in areas that have traditionally been very illiquid, such as high-yield,” said Paul Benson, head of efficient beta at Insight Investment, during a session at the Canadian Investment Review’s 2022 Investment Innovation Conference. “Today, […]

  • January 16, 2023 January 13, 2023
  • 07:51

“I’m starting to become a glass half full person. . . . I think that at least one of the two anchors of the 60/40 [balanced portfolio] is going to start working. I wish I could tell you which one,” said Jurrien Timmer, director of global macro at Fidelity Investments, during a session at the […]

  • January 16, 2023 January 13, 2023
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