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It’s important for institutional investors to view risk mitigation as a way to improve the risk-return proposition and not as a way to express a bearish view on markets, said Rémi Tétreault, associate vice-president at Trans-Canada Capital, during the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2024 Global Investment Conference in April. “It’s about performing well in a wide […]

  • June 10, 2024 June 6, 2024
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To reach 2050 net-zero targets, investment volume in U.S. and European clean power markets has to be scaled on an annualized basis from now until 2030, said Daniel Sausmikat, partner of origination and execution at InfraRed Capital Partners, during the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2024 Global Investment Conference held in April. However, progress isn’t going to […]

  • June 10, 2024 June 6, 2024
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Institutional investors are navigating two massive innovations, namely artificial intelligence and artificial incretins, said Jennifer O’Hara Martin, global equity portfolio specialist at T. Rowe Price, during the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2024 Global Investment Conference in April. People tend to compare the current AI trend to the technology bubble of the 2000s and while its infrastructure is similar, […]

  • June 10, 2024 June 6, 2024
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It’s the right time for institutional investors to commit allocations to the emerging markets asset class, said Andrew Ness, portfolio manager of emerging markets equity at Franklin Templeton Investments Ltd., during the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2024 Global Investment Conference in April. “We’re seeing an opportunity where the cyclical drivers are meeting the secular drivers of […]

  • June 10, 2024 June 6, 2024
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Japan’s equity market is a growth jurisdiction once again, said Olga Bitel, partner and global strategist at William Blair, during the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2024 Global Investment Conference held in April. While this is very much early days for Japan, there are three opportunities on the horizon: an expansion, substantial and real progress in rolling […]

  • June 10, 2024 June 6, 2024
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The RBC’s senior director of North American benefits and global well-being discusses building flexibility into the modern benefits plan, harnessing AI capabilities in the banking world and finding wellness in the great outdoors. Q: What top challenges do you face in your role? A: Employees are looking for meaningful support in both their professional and […]

  • May 10, 2024 May 9, 2024
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As more insurers turn to preferred pharmacy networks to decrease costs, their efforts are being met with some resistance by plan members who may be finding it difficult and inconvenient to switch pharmacy providers. In January, Manulife Financial Corp.’s move to a preferred pharmacy network with Loblaw Cos. Ltd.’s Shoppers Drug Mart was met with […]

  • May 1, 2024 May 1, 2024
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While the coronavirus pandemic may be in the rearview mirror for most employers, the Ontario-based Workplace Safety and Insurance Board knows all too well that the shadow pandemic that emerged from the health crisis is still impacting employees in the workplace. At a time when some employers are considering cutting back on mental-health benefits, the […]

  • April 12, 2024 April 11, 2024
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Several stakeholders from the benefits sector are partnering to form the Smart Health Benefits Coalition, an advocacy group that aims to strengthen the health-care system and address longstanding gaps in care. The federal government will release the framework for its pharmacare program on March 1 and the coalition — comprised of representatives from Gallagher, Benefits Alliance, GroupHEALTH, Hub International Ltd., […]

  • February 27, 2024 February 28, 2024
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The University Pension Plan is launching a new web portal to prioritize plan member engagement throughout the year. “Transparency is an important value to our members,” says Joanna Lohrenz, the plan’s chief pension services officer, noting the website will provide members with account details and allow them to update their personal information, run a pension […]

  • February 26, 2024 February 23, 2024
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