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Improving Transparency Of Climate-related Risks In The Upstream Oil And Gas Sector

Authored By: Kate Woolerton & Rob Schuwerk | Publish Date: May 10, 2019

A recent report estimated potential climate-related financial losses to the energy sector alone of between $1 trillion to $4 trillion. Climate-related risks are clearly material to the upstream oil and gas sector, and warrant disclosure.

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Who is Invesco Global Solutions?

Published By: Invesco | May 10, 2019

Aligning your investments with your organizational needs truly takes a holistic approach.

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Federal Liberals Address Pension Issues And Pharmacare

Authored By: Simon Laxon | Publish Date: March 21, 2019

On March 19, 2019, Liberal Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the Liberal government’s fourth budget and the last one before the next federal election. Below are some of the items of interest to employers, sponsors and administrators of pension and benefit plans.

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CAPSA Sets New Guidelines

Authored By: Sonia T. Mak | Publish Date: March 11, 2019

CAPSA, the association of pension regulators across Canada, has issued a new guideline on searching for un-locatable members and updated its guideline on defined contribution pension plans in February. The guideline on un-locatable members is relevant to all types of pension plans while the guideline on DC pension plan is relevant only to a pension plan which has a DC component.

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Investing in the low-carbon transition

Published By: Published by HSBC Global Asset Management | March 10, 2019

Scenario analysis is a powerful way to explore policy and technology uncertainties within the low-carbon transition, which can present key sources of risk for investors. The six scenarios explored in this paper translate emissions reduction requirements into economic signals that affect financial sectors and the wider economy.

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The Case For The New Sector Paradigm

Authored By: Joe Hornyak | Publish Date: March 7, 2019

The markets are in the early stages of a new sector paradigm where they will be adapting to a new set of rules, says David Rosenberg, chief economist and strategist at Gluskin Sheff + Associates, However, most market participants are still playing by the old rules

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Biosimilars Face Barriers in Canada

Published By: | March 4, 2019

While no one disputes the value of these life-changing drugs, which use living cells to treat serious conditions, their cost relative to traditional, chemical drugs has been a challenge from day one. Seven out of the 10 topselling drugs in Canada are biologics, used to treat less than two percent of the population.

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Liability Driven Investing (Part One): Why LDI Matters, Especially Today

Published By: | February 7, 2019

In Part One of a new series titled Manage Complexity, Deliver Clarity, François Hélou, CFA, Director, Head of Balance Sheet Solutions Sales at BMO Global Asset Management, shares his expertise on Liability Driven Investing (LDI). He explains how adopting a risk-management approach to investments both enhances the long-term sustainability of Canadian Defined Benefit pension plans (“DB plans”) and mitigates the impact that  declining long-term nominal rates and equity market volatility have on their funding.

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Advisors Forum. Group Retirement Savings Roundtable

Published By: | January 30, 2019

Few would argue that stress can be the enemy of productivity in the workplace—yet we may underestimate the impact of financial stress. “There is something to be said about the impact of financial wellness on productivity, which ultimately affects profitability.

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Pension Plans Facing a Market Downturn in the Last Quarter of 2018

Published By: | January 24, 2019

A funded ratio shows how a plan’s assets compare to the actuarial assessment of the value of the liabilities. In short, it is the “value of assets” to the “actuarial value of liabilities”. Actuaries generally measure the liabilities in two ways, ‘going concern’ and ‘solvency’. We have focused on going concern as it is the measure most applicable to our plans.

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