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Post-Brexit uncertainty reigns

‘Selective optimism’ in UK real estate, infrastructure and other assets characterises investors across Europe as they scramble to tell the genuine opportunities from fool’s gold following Brexit.
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Rethinking investment performance attribution

As asset owners move away from silo-based investment decision making, their performance attribution systems also need to evolve. The Alberta Investment Management Corporation AimCo, the C$70 billion arm’s length investment manager for public sector assets in Alberta, Canada, has implemented a new performance attribution system based on how managers actually make their investment decisions.   […]
Research

GTAA and institutional investment management

The $70 billion AIMCo uses global tactical asset allocation to help add return in excess of passive portfolios. This research piece details how it has used GTAA over the past few years, advising other funds that executing a successful GTAA requires developing world-class talent, systems, process and governance.   To access the paper click below […]
Organisational Design

Overseeing complexity with Rotman-ICPM

A week-long Board Effectiveness Program with peers from around the globe, including those from Canada’s HOOPP and Denmark’s ATP, has given AIMCo board member, Andrea Rosen, a new perspective on best practice. In a business environment where most people are working harder, multi-skilling, facing lower-than-necessary resourcing, staffing and margins, a week-long course could be viewed […]
Investor Profile

Canada’s PSPP shifts focus to funding

One of Canada’s largest public pension plans has diverted its  immediate attention away from investments, and in particular new risk management tools, to solve its funding deficit issues. Amanda White spoke to PSPP’s plan board manager about their concerns.
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