Category: pension funds


Canadian Pension Funds Invested in Chinese Companies Indirectly Linked to Human Rights Abuses, House Committee Hears

Some Canadian pension funds have invested in Chinese companies complicit in human rights abuses, the CEO of a geopolitical intelligence consulting firm told a House committee, echoing concerns from rights advocacy groups. “What we’ve noticed is that … America has a list of countries that are sanctioned, that can no longer act in the disclosure…


Kentucky Governor Signs Bill Banning ESG Investment in Public Pensions

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, a Democrat, has signed into law a measure that requires the state’s public pension funds to make investment decisions on financial risks and returns, rather than environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors. Beshear signed House Bill 236 into law on March 24, mandating the state’s fiduciaries to solely consider factors that…


Tax Rates Doubled for Pension Fund Accounts With Over $3 Million

Australians with more than $3 million (US$2.02 million) stowed away in their pension funds (superannuation) will see tax breaks reduced for money over that benchmark under a new Labor government policy announced on Feb. 28. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Treasurer Jim Chalmers say the move will affect 0.5 percent of the population—around 80,000 individuals—while…


New DOL Rule Allows Retirement Money to Finance ESG Agenda

U.S. lawmakers are fighting back against a new Biden administration rule that allows retirement money to be invested according to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria. Every GOP senator, plus West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin, signed on to a disapproval resolution this week in protest of a Department of Labor (DOL) directive which went into…


FTX Collapse Adds to 2022 Woes for Pension Funds, Investment Firms

Following the bankruptcy of cryptocurrency exchange FTX, a growing number of pension funds and investment firms are revealing that they were directly or indirectly exposed to Sam Bankman-Fried’s crypto empire, resulting in hefty losses for investors in the United States and Canada. This comes as many of these pension funds and Wall Street firms have…


Inflation Crisis Clears Way for Central Bank Digital Currency: Francis Hunt

Francis Hunt is a chartered market analyst with over 30 years of successful trading experience. He is an expert on global markets. Hunt sees major trouble ahead as inflation destroys the value of government bonds. He says we’re already seeing this play out in Britain and Japan, and that it’s only a matter of time…


[Premiering 7 PM ET] Inflation Crisis Clears Way for Digital Currency: Francis Hunt

Francis Hunt is a chartered market analyst with over 30 years of successful trading experience. He is an expert on global markets. Hunt sees major trouble ahead as inflation destroys the value of government bonds. He says we’re already seeing this play out in Britain and Japan, and that it’s only a matter of time…


PREMIERING NOW: Inflation Crisis Clears Way for Central Bank Digital Currency: Francis Hunt

Francis Hunt is a chartered market analyst with over 30 years of successful trading experience. He is an expert on global markets. Hunt sees major trouble ahead as inflation destroys the value of government bonds. He says we’re already seeing this play out in Britain and Japan, and that it’s only a matter of time…


Senator Concerned Australian Pension Funds Could Seek Out China Market

Sen. James Paterson says he is concerned Australian pension funds (superannuation) could seek out investment opportunities in countries run by authoritarian regimes like China. “We’re not as big a global investor as the United States is, but our superannuation industry—our pensions funds—are increasingly large and are really outgrowing the Australian economy and need to invest…