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Maiya Keidan

Canadian pension funds, insurers seeking private debt face shrinking pool of lower-risk firms

3:52pm GMT

TORONTO Canadian pension funds and insurers are facing a shrinking universe of higher-quality private debt investments to lift returns in a low-yield world, as the coronavirus pandemic has crushed many businesses, while banks maintain lending to better ones.

Canada pension funds with combined $1.2 trillion under management ask companies to standardize ESG reporting

25 Nov 2020

TORONTO Canada's eight biggest pension funds on Wednesday threw their weight behind global efforts to improve corporate sustainability reporting, urging companies and their investment partners to report environmental, social and governance (ESG) data in a standardized way.

Too high? Hedge funds unimpressed by Canadian cannabis stocks' rally

18 Nov 2020

A rally in Canadian cannabis stocks since Joe Biden was declared U.S. president-elect has done little to change hedge funds' bearish view on the industry as money managers say the election outcome may not solve the troubles of weed producers north of the U.S. border.

Too high? Hedge funds unimpressed by Canadian cannabis stocks' rally

18 Nov 2020

Nov 18 A rally in Canadian cannabis stocks since Joe Biden was declared U.S. president-elect has done little to change hedge funds' bearish view on the industry as money managers say the election outcome may not solve the troubles of weed producers north of the U.S. border.

Analysis: Stock-picking hedge funds extend payday in trading after U.S. Election Day

06 Nov 2020

BOSTON Some U.S. stock investors had feared election week turmoil, but voters' decisions at the ballot box helped many stock picking hedge funds extend a year of gains and even set a daily record, according to managers and people familiar with their returns.

Hedge funds raise Canadian energy shorts ahead of U.S. election

02 Nov 2020

TORONTO Hedge funds upped bets against Canadian energy companies in the run-up to Tuesday's U.S. presidential election, regulatory filings reviewed by Reuters showed.

With Biden bets and Trump hedges, investors prepare for U.S. Election Day

02 Nov 2020

NEW YORK Four years after Donald Trump's surprise presidential victory roiled markets, investors are prepared for short-term trading turmoil and major long-term policy shifts, on the eve of Tuesday's U.S. election.

Analysis: Investment strategy based on reducing risk faces its own challenge

13 Oct 2020

NEW YORK/LONDON A fund trading strategy that tracks hundreds of billions of dollars in assets and often gets blamed for exacerbating market selloffs is facing a challenge from the policy response to the pandemic. But fund managers said they are adapting, and new money is flowing in.

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