Articles

Fostering ‘Long-Termism’ in Investing

Authored By: Keith Ambachtsheer | Publish Date: 05/08/2017

Originally published in the May 2017 ‘Ambachtsheer Letter,’ it is required reading for attendees of the June 2017 ‘Forum of the Rotman International Centre for Pension Management’ where the ‘Fostering ‘Long-Termism’ in Investing’ topic is on the agenda (Long-termism).

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Fiduciary Duty: ESG Disclosure 101

Authored By: Randy Bauslaugh | Publish Date: 04/21/2017

Plan administrators face corporate and personal liability for breach of fiduciary duty if they fail to adequately protect or invest the assets of a registered pension plan. Where do environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations fit into that mix? And what about socially responsible investment (SRI)? What should plan administrators be saying or doing?

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Real Estate Benefits Within Reach For Smaller Plans

Authored By: Michael Peck | Publish Date: 04/10/2017

Pension plans, increasingly unsatisfied with low returns of fixed income assets and ongoing volatility of equities, have set their financial sights squarely on alternative investments, particularly real estate.

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Seven Reasons Why You Should Benchmark Your MEPP/TBP

Authored By: Nisha Singh & Nellie Huang | Publish Date: 04/03/2017

Benchmarking is a very effective tool often used in the business world to compare things. It lets you know exactly where you stand. In particular, it has specific application to pension and benefit plans. Single employer pension plans have been doing this for years and now there is an opportunity for multi-employer and target benefit plans to do the same.

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Canadian CFOs And The Prince of Wales’s A4S Project Join Forces On Sustainability

Authored By: Pamela Steer | Publish Date: 03/31/2017

CFOs from all industries are asking the same questions: How do we achieve sustainability in a way that is financially viable over the short and long-term? And, more importantly, how do we do this without compromising operational performance or the value we provide to our customers, pensioners, and other stakeholders?

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