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Robo Advisors for Canadian Pension Participants

Robo Advisors for Canadian Pension Participants Denis Latulippe, Laval University John A. Turner, Pension Policy Center Download the full paper - PDF Version Abstract Portfolio management has evolved. Robo advisors provide financial advice to clients who previously did not have access to such assistance because they lacked sufficient amounts of investible assets, and because they... View Article

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Mortgage Foreclosure, Forbearance, and Refinancing

This paper examines the effect of foreclosure prevention policies during the pandemic on refinancing activities in the United States.

Research Report

COVID-19 Deaths Linked to Restrictions Stringency Lag: A G7 and Global Analysis, Implications for Public Policy

The Delta plus and Lambda variants increased transmissibility and breakthrough cases has highlighting potential vaccine resistance. This increases the urgency for policymakers to understand and immediately enforce regulations through reducing the stringency lag of their policies.

Research Brief

POWERSHIFTS, PANDEMIC AND POPULISM IN EUROPE: Reflections for Canadian Financial Services

This paper explores recent political changes, or “power shifts”, in four of the largest European economies. Over the course of 2021-22, Italy, the  Netherlands, Germany and France have hosted or will soon play host to major elections and/or leadership transitions. These countries are all principal architects of continental integration, dating back to the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community in 1952. At times, the four states also reflect conflicting viewpoints in deliberations over political and macroeconomic policy.

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TRANSITIONING FROM THE PANDEMIC: Towards a More Balanced Fiscal Policy

As Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination rates achieve critical thresholds in mid 2021, fundamental changes in fiscal policy are recommended to boost the Canadian economy’s supply side and make governments’ demand-side support more effective.

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CLIMATE-RELATED LEGAL RISKS FOR FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS: Executive Brief

This executive note briefly examines a number of different types of liabilities that may arise for financial institutions, provides illustrative case examples, and offers ideas for effective governance.

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Green Urban Development: The Impact Investment Strategy of Canadian Pension Funds

Large Canadian pension funds are known to invest heavily in real assets, which include real estate, infrastructure and land. In this paper, we take the analysis down to the asset level and study how these funds create value and manage risks in the private real estate market.

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FINANCIAL INNOVATION SERIES – Machine Learning: Unsupervised Learning in Finance

The last decade has witnessed a large-scale adoption of machine learning tools in finance. According to the latest report  by Refinitiv, the number of data science teams in financial services firms have risen by more than 260 per cent since 2018 (see Refinitiv 2020).