Conference coverage: 2018 Defined Benefit Investment Forum
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Conference coverage: 2018 Defined Benefit Investment Forum

webmaster - January 18, 2019

On Dec. 10 in Toronto, the Defined Benefit Investment Forum looked at the top challenges plan sponsors face in managing DB plans, and the investment tools and…

Economist says no recession looming
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Economist says no recession looming

webmaster - January 18, 2019

In a world of volatility, with markets driven by trade wars, Trump tweets and talk of a potential recession on its way, Scotiabank vice-president and deputy chief…

Navigating the complicated relationship between interest rates, real estate
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Navigating the complicated relationship between interest rates, real estate

webmaster - January 18, 2019

The complicated relationship between real estate and interest rates makes it important to know the role different types of properties play in a portfolio and to use…

Using an ‘active investing triad’ for outperforming pension returns
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Using an ‘active investing triad’ for outperforming pension returns

webmaster - January 18, 2019

While active managers outperform in some situations and not in others, when using active management, what characteristics can pension plans look for to stay on the outperforming…

Junior infrastructure debt holds opportunities for plan sponsors
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Junior infrastructure debt holds opportunities for plan sponsors

webmaster - January 18, 2019

To find value in a competitive infrastructure market filled with dry powder, plan sponsors can look beyond equity and senior debt, focusing instead on junior infrastructure debt,…

When is a delegated service model right for a pension plan?
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When is a delegated service model right for a pension plan?

webmaster - January 18, 2019

In an increasingly challenging investment and regulatory environment, many pension plans are looking to a new model, delegating key investment management and service activities to third-party providers,…

A look at the ROM pension plan’s merger with CAAT
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A look at the ROM pension plan’s merger with CAAT

webmaster - January 18, 2019

While many pension plan sponsors are moving away from defined benefit plans and favouring more affordable defined contribution structures, a new option for plans is merging the…

Developing ESG, infrastructure considerations for investors in Asia
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Developing ESG, infrastructure considerations for investors in Asia

webmaster - January 17, 2019

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has been busy, launching a US$500 million credit portfolio comprised of infrastructure-related corporate bonds, quasi-sovereign bonds and green bonds. The Beijing-based multilateral…

Caisse boosts investment in Canadian logistics provider
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Caisse boosts investment in Canadian logistics provider

webmaster - January 16, 2019

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec will make additional investments in Metro Supply Chain Group Inc., a Canadian third-party logistics services provider. The pension fund…

OMERS Ventures opens new office in San Francisco
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OMERS Ventures opens new office in San Francisco

webmaster - January 16, 2019

OMERS Ventures, the venture capital arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, is expanding into the U.S. with an office in Silicon Valley, California. The firm…

Pension legislation should balance DB sustainability with pension promise: CIA
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Pension legislation should balance DB sustainability with pension promise: CIA

webmaster - January 15, 2019

Any modifications to federal pension legislation should encourage plan sponsors to continue offering defined benefit pension plans, while helping them fulfil their pension promises to plan members,…

PSP takes majority stake in Australian farm business
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PSP takes majority stake in Australian farm business

webmaster - January 15, 2019

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is taking on a majority stake in B.F.B. Pty Ltd., an Australia-based agricultural business. Currently, BFB has taken on more than…