Sebastien Betermier

Reaching for yield or resiliency? Explaining the shift in Canadian pension plan portfolios

Published: 8Sep2021

Authors: Sébastien Betermier, Nicholas Byrne, Jean-Sébastien Fontaine, Hayden Ford, Jason Ho, Chelsea Mitchell Publication: Bank of Canada, Staff Analytical Note 2021-20, August 2021

Going green in the concrete jungle

Published: 30Aug2021

Professor Sebastien Betermier and his co-researchers published a paper on financial and environmental solutions for sustainable urban development. Canadian pension funds are doing something right,...

Taking a deep dive into pension plans

Published: 5Aug2021

In a Q&A for the Montreal Gazette, Professor Sebastien Betermier takes a closer look at the terms and metrics related to the funding status of a pension plan. The growth rates and termination...

Canada emerges as a leader in green bonds

Published: 22Jul2021

Canadian retirement pensions are shaping up to be global leaders in issuing green bonds, or funds designated for environmental initiatives. Professor Sebastien Betermier views Canada’s commitment...

2020 SSHRC Insight Grants awarded

Published: 23Feb2021

Congratulations to the Desautels professors who received 2020 SSHRC Insight Grants and Insight Development Grants....

Desautels professor lends expertise to Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) study

Published: 5Feb2021

One of Wall Street’s least-known trading companies, Jane Street has quietly become a global market-maker. With a niche in the world of exchange traded funds (ETFs), the company was well-positioned...

Investors anticipate low-carbon economy

Published: 19Jan2021

As the renewable energy sector grows in leaps and bounds; pension funds, banks, investment companies, and insurance companies are waking up to the risk of devaluation in fossil fuel investments.

Two international teams claim victory in McGill portfolio-building competition

Published: 7Dec2020

The first virtual McGill International Portfolio Competition (MIPC) drew 93 university teams from 18 countries to design portfolio strategies that address the rise of social inequalities and...

93 student teams tackle social inequality and protectionism at MIPC 2020

Published: 12Nov2020

The fourth annual McGill International Portfolio Challenge invited 93 student teams from 18 countries to compete to solve a complex portfolio construction problem. This year’s case study challenged...


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