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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A Year-End Rally or Meltdown in the Cards?

Fred Imbert of CNBC reports that the Dow drops more than 250 points to end the week as Boeing and J&J plunge:The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell sharply on Friday, weighed down by steep losses in Boeing and Johnson & Johnson. The broader market wa...

Private Equity Booms, Hedge Funds Wane?

Christine Idzelis of Institutional Investor reports that private equity changes everything:Private equity is too big to ignore — for both investors and regulators.“It’s critical,” said Peter Witte, associate director of Ernst & Young’s pri...

CPPIB Invests in Leading Digital Publisher

On Tuesday, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) announced that it will invest alongside KKR in acquiring a stake in Axel Springer:Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) announced today that it will invest, through its wholly owned...

Joelle Faulkner on Canadian Farmland

Joelle Faulkner, CEO of Area One Farms, sent me an excellent guest comment going over farmland as an investment:Farmland is gaining attention from pension funds, corporations and investors alike. Recently, relevant conferences are growing in size a...

Time to Worry About US Inflation?

James Knightley of ING reports that US consumer price inflation undershot expectations in September and with the growth outlook deteriorating the Fed has the flexibility to offer more “insurance” rate cuts:US headline inflation was flat on the m...