August 4, 2017

Does the Canadian Model Produce Alpha?

The investment strategies made popular by Canadian pension funds can add as much as 60 basis points a year above a passive benchmark, according to data from CEM Benchmarking.

Renowned consultant and CEM founder Keith Ambachtsheer analysed the returns from eight Canadian funds in the 10 years to the end of 2015.

The Canadian model – defined by Ambachtsheer as featuring “a clear mission, a strong independent governance function, and the ability to attract and retain the requisite talent to be successful” – was shown to outperform not only CEM’s comparable universe of funds but also pension funds in other regions.

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