Articles

Big Data Is Coming to Pension Funds

Authored By: Irene Aldridge | Publish Date: April 13, 2018

While Big Data is on the radar of many pension fund managers, most often, it is still only in their peripheral vision. Still, in the next five years, Big Data analysis will likely become the must-have skill in the pension industry. Big Data in portfolio analysis, in particular, is well worth the pension fund industry investment.

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Does the World Really Need Another Health App?

Published By: | April 10, 2018

The Canadian health and wellness industry has been flooded with apps, wearables and other devices promising health behaviour changes that may help reduce some of economic burden. In this commentary, the authors explore both the unique benefits and challenges of such technologies, examine the qualities of successful health behaviour change programs and make the argument that positive, long-term health behaviour change is best supported by comprehensive programs that take a more integrated approach and are personalized to the needs of their participants

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The Case for International Small Cap Equities

Published By: | April 2, 2018

This note provides background on international small cap equities and the merits they offer to expanding a small cap allocation, as well as reviewing the general case for small cap investing.

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Tips And Tricks For Onboarding Employees And Optimizing Benefits Spend

Authored By: Lori Casselman | Publish Date: March 27, 2018

Investing in your employees should be a priority for every company. A health benefits plan is one of the largest investments an organization can make on its employees’ behalf and is a key factor in employee satisfaction and retention.

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CIO roundtable. Modern titans of the information age.

Published By: T. Rowe Price | March 21, 2018

As chief investment officers, we often find ourselves answering questions that are on the minds of our clients. These questions come at a pivotal moment. The power of new technology titans has created seismic shifts within industries and sectors, facilitating innovation while accelerating disruption.

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Capitalizing on the Changing Office Landscape in Canada

Published By: Starlight Investments | March 15, 2018

The nature of work, how we work and where we work is constantly changing. The traditional model of commuting to the urban core to work, and then retreating to the suburbs to live and play has been supplanted by the livework-play ethos of the millennial generation

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And Now For Something Completely Different

Published By: RPIA. Global Fixed Income Experts | March 13, 2018

Adding Credit Alpha in the Context of an Institutional Portfolio

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Federal Liberals Table 2018 Budget

Authored By: Simon Laxon | Publish Date: March 8, 2018

On February 27, 2018, Liberal Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled his third budget. It sets out several items that will be of interest to employers and to sponsors of pension and benefit.

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Interpreting The End Of Term Limits In China

Published By: Matthews Asia | February 28, 2018

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Lessons from across the pond DC plans in the US and the UK

Published By: Tarion | February 2, 2018

As in many areas, when it comes to saving for retirement the US and UK share a number of things in common. Although both countries have a history of DB plans, these are now predominantly legacy arrangements with most closed to new participants and, in many cases, future accrual also.

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