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More and more Canadian pension funds are increasing their alternative investment allocation to protect their assets

Danielle Walker - Sep 27, 2019

 

Smaller to midsize public and corporate defined benefit plans in Canada are considering pooling their assets to access alternative investment options that might otherwise prove too costly for the pension funds to go it alone, sources say. One of the main drivers for the plans is to diversify their portfolios away from volatile equity markets as well as bonds, where yields have declined alongside interest rates.

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