Featured Homepage Articles #2

Canadian case for active management

Many active managers in Canada were able to exceed a passive benchmark return by 50-100 basis points, net of fees, for the decade ending December 31, 2016, Russell Investments research has found.
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Managers want more public companies

Individual investors are being denied access to tech shares and other growth because fewer businesses are publicly listed, a panel of asset management executives told the Milken conference.
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OTPP makes paying well pay off

Ontario Teachers must pay well to attract talent for in-house management, but its results are worth it. The fund's ways of linking remuneration to performance hold lessons for the world.
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Most popular stories of 2017

This year, as you might expect, our readers placed six investor profiles among our top 10 most read stories. See what other types of stories topped the list and find out what was No. 1.
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Canadian pensions form research hub

Canada’s biggest funds are among the founders of the National Pension Hub, which aims to sponsor research that can help the industry, and has a plan for getting the right academics onto the job.
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OTPP’s private equity revolution

A deep dive into the world-class private capital division of OTPP, led by Jane Rowe, reveals a strategy of buying large direct stakes in companies, and a commitment to innovation.
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OTPP: an innovator’s tale

OTPP is “on the cusp of unleashing a whole brand new level of innovation in the organisation that has not seen in the past 15 years."
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GPIF announces boosted stewardship role

A year on from signing the PRI, the world’s biggest pension fund will seek discussion with non-Japanese asset owners regarding advances in environmental, social and governance practices.
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Pay for performance

Pension fund executive pay varies widely around the globe, with differences based on internal management and alternatives exposures. Amanda White examines pension fund executive pay.
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OTPP advises on climate risk mitigation

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP), an investor known for its advanced risk-management tools and processes, considers that the common tools available to investors to mitigate carbon risk for investors – portfolio carbon footprints and thematic divestment – provide incomplete risk management. The fund has suggested macro- and microanalysis is necessary to understand a company’s complete... Read more »
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Focusing on the long term: a guide

Investors say they  like to, and want to, focus on the long term, but they often don’t know how to change their practices to orient their governance and investments to do so. Now, finally, a guide has been developed for investors to use as benchmark for implementing strategies for long-term investment. The guide is an... Read more »
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Does pay for performance work?

Governance experts say that paying competitive salaries for internal staff will have benefits across the entire fund. For some, including those working in public sector pension funds or profit-to-member funds, that is unpalatable. But a comparison of salaries and total investment costs, between two large, different and high profile funds – Ontario Teachers and CalPERS... Read more »