Pension Pulse

Leo Kolivakis is an independent senior economist and pension and investment analyst with years of experience working on the buy and sell-side. He has researched and invested in traditional and alternative asset classes at two of the largest public pension funds in Canada, the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (Caisse) and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments). He's also consulted the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada on the governance of the Federal Public Service Pension Plan (2007) and been invited to speak at the Standing Committee on Finance (2009) and the Senate Standing Committee on Banking, Commerce and Trade (2010) to discuss Canada's pension system.

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Beware of the Flattening Yield Curve?

Neel Kashkari, President of the Minneapolis Fed, wrote a new essay on the flattening yield curve:This time is different. I consider those the four most dangerous words in economics.Today, policymakers are paying increased attention to the so-called...

Time To Get Defensive?

April Joyner of Reuters reports, Trade Policy Uncertainty Could Bolster U.S. Defensive Stock Sectors:As the United States ramps up import tariffs and long-date U.S Treasury debt yields remain low, stocks in so-called defensive sectors may have room...

The Case For Change at OMERS?

A reader of my blog an member of OMERS sent me an email he received from OMERS Sponsors Corporation announcing proposed Plan options for consultation:Last month, we sent a special bulletin to members announcing important updates on the Comprehensive...

Bank of Canada Preparing For Next Crisis?

Theophilos Argitis of Bloomberg reports, Bank of Canada Raises Rates, Keeps Hiking Path Amid Trade Rows:Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz brushed aside concerns about trade wars and pressed ahead with a fresh interest rate increase as inflation...

Japanese Pensions Rushing Into Alternatives?

Julie Segal of Institutional Investor reports, Japanese Pensions Push Hard Into Alternatives:In a major shift, historically conservative Japanese institutions are significantly increasing their investments in hedge funds, private equity, private deb...