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articleTechnology

OPTrust leads on AI innovation

The C$23 billion Canadian fund OPTrust is using AI to reduce risk in a strategy it hopes to roll out to the wider portfolio. Wei Xie explains the benefits and challenges of machine learning including AI's ability to identify complex dimensional relationships.
articleGeopolitics

Investors wary of a fragmented world

As geopolitical risks increasingly stalk developed markets, asset owners sifting through the noise for long-term trends believe a fragmented world is here to stay. We spoke to CalSTRS, OPTrust, PFA and USS about the impact on their portfolios.
articleDiversity and inclusion

Investors want transparency on diversity

The momentum around diversity and inclusion in the investment industry continues as consulting firms put pressure on asset managers to report on diversity and institutional investors in Canada and the US commit to solving inequities related to diversity.
articleFIS Digital 2020

Dangers in the next policy response

FIS 2020 Digital delegates heard how the monetary response has successfully managed many elements of the crisis so far. Getting the next phase of the policy response right, particularly navigating fiscal policy, will be more challenging.
Technology

Value lies where precious data is stored

Organisations across the globe are collecting data, analysing and re-analysing it more and more every day. As this trend continues, data infrastructure – tangible or intangible – becomes increasingly attractive. Canada’s OPTrust cites this reality as the rationale behind the EdgeCore partnership. It thinks data is its own asset class.
Credit

OPTrust ready to jump on bonds

Staying fully funded is priority for the C$20 billion OPTrust, reflected in everything from the name of its annual report to its scaling down of equities, to manoeuvring for high-yield debt.
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