• July 15, 2020

    Corporate bonds – are you missing an opportunity?

    Market inefficiencies are amplified during periods of increased market volatility. This gives active managers the opportunity to exploit inconsistent pricing between individual issuers, industry sectors or even geographies, to construct attractive portfolios.

  • June 09, 2020

    Attractive opportunities in investment grade private credit

    Investment grade private credit is a capital efficient asset class that can offer investors the potential for excess returns, lower downgrades and defaults and provide a natural hedge for long-term liabilities.

  • May 13, 2020

    Insurance Asset Management Update: Addressing our clients’ most pressing questions

    We remain focused on helping insurers effectively manage risk, stay abreast of new developments and take advantage of opportunities arising from market dislocation and government programs.
  • April 29, 2020

    Four current market opportunities and how investors might take advantage of them

    Markets are stressed and many investors are, too. The good news is our team believes that extreme volatility can also present opportunities.
  • April 17, 2020

    Bank of Canada moves quickly to bolster Canadian funding markets

    Check out the Canadian market news update on the recent Bank of Canada announcement.
  • April 14, 2020

    Getting the most from a corporate bond portfolio

    Read Canadian Investment Review’s summary of SLC Management’s Plan Sponsor Exchange fireside chat on corporate bonds. We discuss the potential benefits of a global approach and dig deeper into how these investments can be swapped back to Canadian dollars to mitigate currency and yield curve risks.
  • March 31, 2020

    Rebalancing and re-risking

    Asset allocation decisions are complicated even in stable markets. Read our latest insights for some options pension plan sponsors can consider around rebalancing and re-risking portfolios in turbulent markets.

  • March 06, 2020

    A do-it-yourself Canadian corporate bond portfolio

    Read Canadian Investment Review’s summary of SLC Management’s Investment Innovation Conference presentation on corporate bonds. The article looks at challenges in the Canadian corporate bond market and  opportunities outside Canada as investors build their own Canadian corporate bond portfolio.

  • March 04, 2020

    Investor sentiment evolving as virus spreads

    February 2020 saw the spread of the coronavirus enter a new phase. South Korean and Italian hot spots emerged and countries around the world went on high alert. Almost 50 countries have now reported at least one infection within their borders.

  • January 27, 2020

    Markets are too complacent over the risk of inflation

    By Peter Cramer, Senior Portfolio Manager, Insurance Asset Management After years of modest price rises, investors have become immune to inflation risk and are increasingly unwilling to pay the insurance premium to protect their portfolios. A return of above-target inflation could cause a sudden spur of volatility.