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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The US Pension Squeeze?

Elizabeth Bauer of Forbes reports, Keep On Squeezin', Squeezy The Pension Python:Illinois voters may remember Squeezy the Pension Python, the main character in a video meant to gain public support for pension reform legislation in 2012.The bill pass...

Caisse Going Direct in Private Equity?

Joshua Franklin of Reuters reports, Canadian pension fund CDPQ wants to be its own private equity investor:Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec (CDPQ), one of Canada’s biggest public pension funds, has relied on private equity firms to invest in...

Where To Invest Now?

Jeff Cox of CNBC reports, Investors just pumped the most money ever into stock funds for a single week:With the market correction barely a month in the rear-view mirror, investors have jumped back into stocks in record numbers.Stock-focused funds to...

Private Equity Braces For Downturn?

Max Bower of Reuters reports, Private equity firms brace for downturn:Senior participants are warning that today’s market could be as good as it gets, despite a robust global economic backdrop and buoyant mood in the private equity and leveraged l...

The US Inflation Disconnect?

Pan Kwan Yuk of the Financial Times reports, US inflation rises in line with expectations in February:A closely-tracked measure of US consumer price inflation rose in line with expectations in February, according to figures released on Tuesday that ...