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Amid concerns of energy independence and rising costs, institutional investors are increasing their investments in U.S. power plants and electricity-generating assets, said Aleksandar Andonov, associate professor of finance at the University of Amsterdam, during a webinar hosted by the International Centre for Pension Management. Andonov shared the results of a study he conducted in partnership […]

  • September 7, 2023 September 7, 2023
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Despite recent uptick in U.S. commercial office real estate landlords defaulting on their loans, the chances of the same trend moving north of the border is low, says Jim Clayton, professor and Timothy R. Price chair in real estate and infrastructure with the Schulich School of Business at York University. Since the onset of the […]

  • July 27, 2023 July 26, 2023
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The commercial office real estate doom loop that was expected from the growth in remote working hasn’t really caught on, according to Victor Couture, assistant professor of economics at the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver School of Economics, speaking during the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2023 Global Investment Conference. Remote work is almost certainly here to stay, which is why […]

  • June 6, 2023 June 1, 2023
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Institutional investors are entering a golden period ripe with opportunities in current global and emerging markets, said Karl Dasher, president of Polen Capital, during the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2023 Global Investment Conference. From early 2020 to the end of 2021, the market was flooded with liquidity from the unprecedented combination of fiscal stimulus, U.S. Federal Reserve […]

  • June 6, 2023 June 9, 2023
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The Alberta Investment Management Corp.’s chief human resources officer discusses the evolving employee life cycle, autonomous working and competitive weightlifting. Q: What top challenges do you face in your role?   A: The talent environment is complex right now. There’s an increase in retirements and workers are more transient than before. To ensure we’re rebuilding for […]

  • May 12, 2023 May 11, 2023
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Like many millennials, 30-year-old Sennah Yee has a few side hustles — she writes books, plays and has started a magazine with friends. Yee, a content writer at Juno College, transitioned to a four-day workweek last year, which she says has helped both her mental and physical health. Like many white-collar workers, she made the […]

  • April 5, 2023 April 4, 2023
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The TD Bank Group is expanding its talent pool through partnerships that tap into the Black Professionals in Tech Network and FDM Group Inc.’s returnship program for technology workers. When the bank was looking to hire more engineers in 2022, it tapped the BPTN to create a recruitment and training program specifically tailored to its […]

  • March 31, 2023 March 30, 2023
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Despite many institutional investors pressing pause on their real estate activities in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, those that keep calm and carry on with a focus on diversification and innovation are poised to emerge as winners. “Real estate values, like other investment vehicles, can vary at different times based on shifting demand […]

  • March 17, 2023 March 17, 2023
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More than two-thirds (68 per cent) of Canadian workers say their employer’s focus on employee safety and well-being drives trust in the company’s brand, according to a new survey by Proof Strategies. The survey, which polled more than 1,500 employees, also found more than half of respondents said employers that are committed to diversity and […]

  • February 28, 2023 February 27, 2023
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Defined benefit pension plan sponsors using overlay strategies will gain more flexibility amid rising inflation now that the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions has released guidance allowing these plan sponsors to disregard the overlay when measuring going-concern liabilities, says James Koo, a partner in Aon’s wealth solutions division. In May 2022, the OSFI raised […]

  • February 27, 2023 February 27, 2023
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