CANADA - Strong returns from domestic equities have helped Canadian pension plans surge ahead of their pre-financial crisis levels of 2008, research by RBC Dexia Investor Services reveals.
The firm, which compiled figures from Canadian pension funds with C$340bn ($341.6bn) in assets under management, said pension assets earned 4.3% in the quarter ending December 2010, improving the full...
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