Sebastien Betermier

McGill MMF Information Session in Toronto


McGill University's new Masters of Management in Finance (MMF) is coming to Toronto next month. If you’re passionate about pursuing a career in Finance and would like the tools to achieve this goal...

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...

Delve: Canada’s Pension Plan Is the Envy of the World, and Now We Know Why

Published: 9Nov2020

A new study by Prof Sebastien Betermier is the first to use real data to do a quantitative analysis of asset allocation strategies and cost structures for hundreds of pension, endowment, 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...

The case for a long-term divestment strategy

Published: 5Nov2020

Pressure is on the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) to divest from fossil fuel companies in support of Canada’s transition to a low-carbon economy. Professor Sebastien Betermier...

Advocacy for a second Caisse de dépôt

Published: 24Sep2020

An article in La Presse features Sebastien Betermier’s research that reveals the superiority of Canadian pension funds. Using the Canadian pension funds as a model for success, the article proposes...

The Canadian Pension Fund Model: A Quantitative Portrait

Published: 10Sep2020

Authors:Alexander Beath, Sebastien Betermier, Chris Flynn, Quentin Spehner Published: July 21, 2020. Available at SSRN Abstract:

Canada is a global leader in pension funds

Published: 21Aug2020

Canada’s pension funds are outperforming global peers in investment performance and are stronger at hedging against liability risks, according to research co-authored by Professor Sebastien...


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