Companies must focus on fair pay, decent work throughout workforce: report
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Companies must focus on fair pay, decent work throughout workforce: report

webmaster - February 14, 2019

While shareholders are focusing on executive compensation, they aren't promoting fair pay and decent work throughout their companies, according to a new report by the Shareholder Association…

CPPIB ekes out 1.1% return during challenging fiscal Q3
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CPPIB ekes out 1.1% return during challenging fiscal Q3

webmaster - February 14, 2019

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board grew its net assets by $0.2 billion during its third fiscal quarter, pushing overall assets up to $368.5 billion, off a…

97% of institutional investors seek non-financial disclosures from investee companies: survey
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97% of institutional investors seek non-financial disclosures from investee companies: survey

webmaster - February 14, 2019

The vast majority (97 per cent) of institutional investors said they conduct an evaluation of their target companies' non-financial disclosures, representing close to a 20 per cent…

DC pension assets surpass DB assets in world’s largest markets: report
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DC pension assets surpass DB assets in world’s largest markets: report

webmaster - February 12, 2019

Defined contribution plan assets now account for more than 50 per cent of total assets across the world's seven largest pension markets, surpassing defined benefit plan assets…

DB pensions best option for Canadian employers, economy: report
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DB pensions best option for Canadian employers, economy: report

webmaster - February 12, 2019

Defined benefit pension plans aren't just better for Canadian workers, but for the country's economy in general, according to a new study by the Canadian Public Pension…

Data is an asset class, says OPTrust CIO
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Data is an asset class, says OPTrust CIO

webmaster - February 12, 2019

It's been almost a year since the OPSEU Pension Trust co-launched an investment platform, EdgeCore Internet Real Estate, which builds, owns and operates North American data centres.…

More gender diversity needed in alternative investments: report
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More gender diversity needed in alternative investments: report

webmaster - February 11, 2019

Institutional investors are driving efforts to improve gender diversity within the alternative investments space, but there are still major challenges in recruiting, retaining and advancing women within…

Divesting from tobacco won’t hurt investment returns: report
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Divesting from tobacco won’t hurt investment returns: report

webmaster - February 8, 2019

If institutional investors are looking to divest completely from an industry, tobacco would be ripe to pluck out of their portfolio, according to a new report by…

Great-West Lifeco appoints new U.S. CEO, chair
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Great-West Lifeco appoints new U.S. CEO, chair

webmaster - February 8, 2019

Great-West Lifeco Inc. is appointing Edmund Murphy as its new president and chief executive officer of its U.S. subsidiary, Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Co. He will…

Canadian DB pensions finish 2018 in negative territory: reports
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Canadian DB pensions finish 2018 in negative territory: reports

webmaster - February 7, 2019

Canadian defined benefit pension plans finished 2018 in negative territory, according to two new reports. Pension plans in RBC Investor & Treasury Services' universe posted an annual…

Caisse helps fund acquisition by Cirque de Soleil
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Caisse helps fund acquisition by Cirque de Soleil

webmaster - February 6, 2019

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, together with the the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, is providing the Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group with a US$120…

ACPM supports strengthened going-concern pension funding rules in B.C.
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ACPM supports strengthened going-concern pension funding rules in B.C.

webmaster - February 6, 2019

Based on the five options put forward in British Columbia's consultation on reforming pension solvency rules, the option to replace the current requirements with enhanced going-concern funding…