Responsible

BCI's Toxic Work Environment?

A little over a month ago, Barry Critchley of the National Post reported, 'They’ve treated people like dirt': Equity group layoffs at $135 billion BCIMC raise questions about morale:The BC Investment Management Corp., one of the country’s largest pension managers, has laid off “about 20” of ...

The ‘Slippery Slope’ of ESG Demands?

Julie Segal of Institutional Investor reports, The ‘Slippery Slope’ of ESG Demands:State Street Global Advisors, PGIM, and other managers are making environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria part of their overall investment processes, but the head of Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan re ...

An investor’s guide to robo-advisors 2018

iStock When robo-advisors first burst on the scene a few years ago, they threatened to replace human advisors in situations where not much human help was needed. If you wanted more extensive human advice, you still had to pay up to go with a conventional advisor. Now there’s a formidable new tr ...

High-school shootings drive a fresh look at ETF components

iStock A U.S. high school student-led protest is prompting changes in the exchange-traded fund business, creating new opportunities for investors to buy gun-free index-linked products. A bigger question is whether there is a push to rethink the bigger index components themselves. Gun reform activ ...

High-school shootings prompt a fresh look at ETF components

iStock A U.S. high school student-led protest is prompting discussions over reforms in the US$3-trillion exchange-traded fund business,  building on momentum that has already created opportunities for investors to buy gun-free index-linked products. A bigger question is whether there is a push t ...

Thoughts on Earth Day. More than ever, responsible investing is important

Canadians are big on responsible investing. They’ve thrown $1.5 trillion at investments that are aligned with fighting climate change, promoting human rights and other causes. Cleantech investing is practically a textbook example of this. It’s about people putting their money where their ...

More than ever, responsible investing is important

Canadians are big on responsible investing. They’ve thrown $1.5 trillion at investments that are aligned with fighting climate change, promoting human rights and other causes. Cleantech investing is practically a textbook example of this. It’s about people putting their money where their ...

OPTrust Delivers 9.5% in 2017

Martha Porado of Benefits Canada reports, Equities boost OPTrust return to 9.5% in 2017:The OPSEU Pension Trust posted a 9.5 per cent return for 2017, an increase on its six per cent return in 2016 and its eight per cent return in 2015.“We were strong across all the asset classes,” says Hugh O ...

APG Pushing the Limits on Factor Investing?

Wouter Klinj of the Investment Innovation Institute (i3) reports, APG – Pushing the Limits of Factor Investing:Dutch pension behemoth APG, which manages about A$680 billion, has been applying a factor-based approach to investing for two decades.But if you suspect they would be a little cynical ab ...

CPPIB Investing in UK's Housing Shortage?

IPE reports, Lendlease and CPPIB team up to invest £1.5bn in UK BTR sector:Lendlease and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) have partnered to invest an initial £1.5bn (€1.7bn) in the UK build-to-rent (BTR) sector.The partnership will begin with an investment of £450m in the next phas ...