CANADA - Strong Canadian equity returns in 2005 were blighted somewhat by the long-term interest rates dropping yet again, according to Mercer Investment Consulting.
In its fourth quarter 2005 survey of pooled fund performance, Mercer said energy stocks took top honours for the year, soaring over 63% despite enduring a decline of 2.1% in Q4. That helped fuel the Canadian...
CANADA - Canadian pension funds kept mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the country afloat in the third quarter, according to PwC.
CANADA - The nascent Canadian longevity risk transfer market could hit $20bn by 2020, Swiss Re finds.
CANADA/US - Teachers' Private Capital, a unit of the C$107.5bn ($106.4bn) Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, and the $37.3bn Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois have made equity investments to finance company NXT Capital.
CANADA - Canadian pensions marked their lowest quarterly returns since the start of the financial crisis on the back of world-wide market uncertainty, said RBC Dexia.
CANADA - CPP Investment Board (CPPIB) and Oxford Properties, the real estate arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, have teamed up to build the Royal Bank of Canada's new Toronto headquarters.